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5th E3 Image Posted 02 May, 2002, 20:12 / 43 comments

LucasArts.com has posted the fifth and perhaps final concept art image for their E3 Warm-up page. The image, which you can view directly here, could be something from a new Star Wars game or it may be something from an original title. Leave a comment and post your thoughts on what this could be.

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  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 07 May, 2002, 07:07…
    It DOES look a bit Star Warsy though... Not saying that it IS, but that sort of look out/communcation tower reminds me of the rebel outpost on Hoth. You know, that tower with the guy up there with binoculars in Empire... I'm reading into this too much and hope that it is an adventure game. It would be an odd period to go through without a new Lucasarts adventure game but there is hope... If you just believe! :-)
  • GJ on 04 May, 2002, 13:24…
    .......Please excuse me while I hyperventilate. It LOOKS like it either is Star Wars or The Dig 2. God help me if it's The Dig 2 cause then I'll just plain DIE. Cause I love the dig. WHEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! Okay breathe GJ, breathe.....
  • vschwarz on 04 May, 2002, 11:56…
    I think it could be a station on Mars. Zak McKracken 2???
  • Cursed Tuna on 04 May, 2002, 12:40…
    yeah! Zak McKraken 2 would be great! actually, it's the sequel i'd like more... of course after... GRIM FANDANGO 2! ...Grim Fandango 2...
  • twifkak on 04 May, 2002, 11:08…
    meh. original or not, looks like some sort of strategy/colonization-type game to me. (most of these pics are just concept art, and don't have to be representative of actual screenshots.)

    WOMAN-IN-CHURCH! WOMAN-IN-CHURCH!
  • twifkak on 04 May, 2002, 11:11…
    oh, and did anyone notice the lens flare? how losery.

    come to think of it, this img is a weird mix of styles. it's like the metal crap was rendered in some "hand-drawn" style, and then a bunch of land was sketched around it. ('cept for some parts, where it looks like it was airbrushed.)
  • netmonkey on 03 May, 2002, 21:35…
    THE DIG 2.. definitely ;) :-P
  • poopydoopy on 03 May, 2002, 16:55…
    Maybe that 'space station' is like a space church? My guess is Woman In The Church.
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 07 May, 2002, 02:05…
    Well, after my earlier b*tching, Woman In The Church gets my vote. It's a harrowing story of a woman trapped in the space church of life with no way to get out. This gives her time to contemplate life and eventually find the door handle...
  • twifkak on 04 May, 2002, 11:04…
    ROFL!
  • Reza on 03 May, 2002, 16:42…
    I think this Image mean that we never see any Advetures from Lucas Arts this year.but why? what should I do if I don't like Star Wars games!?
  • SrpskiPrinc on 03 May, 2002, 15:19…
    Look it's obviously a space station that crashed on a planet, or a station built on the planet, it would make sense if it was Dig 2, since it took place in space, and they were astronauts.

    As for full throttle....how is ben supposed to run his bike on a another planet?
  • Vanhal on 03 May, 2002, 14:26…
    Looks like the dig 2 to me, or some new game all together.
  • Skyfox on 03 May, 2002, 13:15…
    This is soo not a Star Wars style! It does look very much like the Dig Style doesn't it?? But that's hoping too much isn't it... isn't it??

    The DIG... best serious adventure game EVAR, in my opinion :-)
  • BarberyCoaster on 03 May, 2002, 10:32…
    aside from the dig which lucas would be dumb to make a sequel to this looks nothing like the older games. i dontthink its a s equel but completely new.
  • Deepthought2k on 03 May, 2002, 08:50…
    This may be just wishful thinking, but last year, wasn't there a secret extra game announced on there E3 page just after the others had shown themselves? I'm pretty sure there was, though that might just be my hope clouding my memories...
  • Cursed Tuna on 03 May, 2002, 07:34…
    Grim Fandango 2... Grim Fandango 2...
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 03 May, 2002, 09:08…
    What honestly would be the point of Grim Fandango 2 if Tim Schaefer wasn't at the helm...? I think (and hope) it is a completely new adventure game. I believe Lucasarts should be able to rest on their laurels of of a bygone era, such as Gladius etc.

    BUT they should start making an effort in terms of original titles. Grim Fandango was so successful as a title because of the very fact that the story immurses you and you didn't know what was going to happen next.

    Don't get me wrong! I love the Monkey Island series, Outlaws is a classic in it's own right but I just feel they need to get back to what they once were. Innovators!
  • Jake on 03 May, 2002, 10:29…
    Grim Fandango wasn't so successful as a title. It should have been but it sold terribly. Apparently for a long while it didnt even make back the amount of money they put into it.
  • guybrushthedwarf on 03 May, 2002, 12:44…
    That's right and that's sad : in france, only 3000 copies were sold :/
  • Jake on 03 May, 2002, 14:12…
    Don't believe JustAdventure+
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 07 May, 2002, 01:54…
    Ok, sorry. I was having a rant. I'm very happy that it could be a sequel but I would hope more so for something new, something with an adventure element, if not wholly so. And I believe that Grim has now sold more on budget in the UK than it did when originally released...
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 03 May, 2002, 04:19…
    God damn, I hate posting when I'm at work... Why the HELL does it not refresh properly on an ISDN line...? I give up. Sorry about this peeps, it may look like I'm spamming but it's just me being a fool! :-)
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 03 May, 2002, 04:11…
    Ok, correct me if I'm WAY out but did Lucasarts not have a Pre-E3 line up and still announce further titles at the actual expo?

    And am I the only one who feels a bit miffed to find out that of the 5 sneak peeks, 2 are Star Wars games.

    What ever happened to Simon Jeffrey's statement of (and I misquote) "People are saying 'Where are all the original titles?' but in 2002 they will be saying 'Where are all the Star Wars titles?' ". Bit annoying how nearly 50/50 (the company's projected output) is Star Wars-based. We need new, original titles and I would like to see in house development too...

    Okay, my rant is finished :-)
  • telarium on 03 May, 2002, 09:45…
    It's actually amusing how fans will complain no matter what. The fans complained that there weren't enough original titles, so LucasArts introduces some this year. Now fans still complain that we need new, original titles. The fans complained that the old games were lacking in quality and technology, so LEC outsourced work to smaller companies to improve their products. Now you're complaining that they don't do enough in house development? I guess it's true that you can't please everyone. :)

    I must point out however that from the beginning, Simon did promise a near 50/50 ratio between Star Wars and original titles. This year, he delivered what he promised.
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 07 May, 2002, 08:36…
    It is true you can't please everyone and I am happy that Simon has managed to deliver the long term goal on the short term but I think there are others that also believe that Lucasarts is no longer investing as much in their own in-house development. It has been mentioned before by Jake and many, many more. I would love to see Lucasarts making new games every week but if they don't have the flair that they used to, then Lucasarts has lost some of it's character.

    This does not necessarily happen with Star Wars games as they are dictated by the films and expanded universe but the quirky, cheeky nature of Lucasarts has only been shown in EMI (which was nowhere near up to the standard of the rest of the series...).

    I hate to b*tch but I just feel a bit left down. Post-E3, I'll probably be in a buzz of secret announcements that have been made and Nintendo FINALLY showing a playable Metroid Prime. But for now, it's all a bit... average. Apart from Gladius, which could be the mutt's nuts! :-)
  • Cursed Tuna on 03 May, 2002, 13:44…
    You're right, telarium!
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 07 May, 2002, 01:58…
    I'm not complaining about Lucasarts outsourcing but it was always Lucasarts that started pushing technology. I do not want to see them become another EA. The original idea behind outsourcing was that other companies could take the helm of the well known franchise that anyone will buy, i.e. Star Wars, leaving LEC the resources to focus their efforts on original creations. Is it just me who remembers then niggly facts? I won't be complaining though if all these games turn out to be the mutt's nuts! :-)
  • Remi O on 03 May, 2002, 07:06…
    Ep II is coming out, yet it looks like only 2/5 of the games they'll announce at E3 will be Star Wars. Surely you can't complain about that.
  • DanSky on 03 May, 2002, 04:03…
    hey, this is THE DIG 2 !!!!
    GREAT, 2D (lucas) art come back....!
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 03 May, 2002, 04:09…
    Well, even if it IS, which I highly doubt, do we REALLY want another dull, uneventful, badly paced, puzzle-based adventure game?

    I'm all for Full Throttle 2 but I think the Dig, overall, was a bit of a let down. The soundtrack kicked ass and I think it could have made a great film, had Spielberg decided to do it. But as a game... it fell a bit short...

    But hey, it's Lucasarts! Who gives a damn! This coming from me who has every Lucasart/film game ever other than the edutainment games. L8rs, peeps!
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 03 May, 2002, 04:09…
    Well, even if it IS, which I highly doubt, do we REALLY want another dull, uneventful, badly paced, puzzle-based adventure game?

    I'm all for Full Throttle 2 but I think the Dig, overall, was a bit of a let down. The soundtrack kicked ass and I think it could have made a great film, had Spielberg decided to do it. But as a game... it fell a bit short...

    But hey, it's Lucasarts! Who gives a damn! This coming from me who has every Lucasart/film game ever other than the edutainment games. L8rs, peeps!
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 03 May, 2002, 03:49…
    Ok, correct me if I'm WAY out but did Lucasarts not have a Pre-E3 line up and still announce further titles at the actual expo?

    And am I the only one who feels a bit miffed to find out that of the 5 sneak peeks, 2 are Star Wars games.

    What ever happened to Simon Jeffrey's statement of (and I misquote) "People are saying 'Where are all the original titles?' but in 2002 they will be saying 'Where are all the Star Wars titles?' ". Bit annoying how nearly 50/50 (the company's projected output) is Star Wars-based. We need new, original titles and I would like to see in house development too...

    Okay, my rant is finished :-)
  • The_Petrified_Monkey on 03 May, 2002, 03:57…
    I mean, don't get me wrong! I'd be extremely happy if Lucasarts have been able to turn around their output in line with their 50/50 Star Wars/Original policy but is this year's E3 lineup not look to be rather contradictory.

    I think we should go to Lucasarts HQ for a mass shaving of Simon Jeffrey's Lucas-ite beard. Only joking! Would be rather funny though...

    I'll shut up now... :-)
  • QueZTone on 03 May, 2002, 03:43…
    well...i would bet my money on it that the artist who made this is the same artist who made the Outlaws cutscenes, the style looks alike somehow =]
  • Adar on 03 May, 2002, 03:30…
    Yep, looks like Full Throttle or The Dig.
  • red tentacle on 03 May, 2002, 00:38…
    maybe the new sam & max game by infinite machine? its concept arts look futuristic...
  • deadworm222 on 04 May, 2002, 05:27…
    LucasArts has nothing to do with that game.
  • sneakerramius on 02 May, 2002, 22:44…
    is too much futurustic for full throttle and doesn't have that much mistery for dig2.. i guess i's from starwars
  • vschwarz on 02 May, 2002, 22:14…
    Yeah! Full throttle 2 or The Dig 2! Cool. From me it doesn't look to Star wars.
  • john_doe on 02 May, 2002, 21:30…
    Looks like Full Throttle 2 is coming! Yeah!
  • BarberyCoaster on 02 May, 2002, 22:10…
    don't get your hopes up. honestly don't.
  • tabacco on 02 May, 2002, 20:31…
    I dunno, it just doesn't look futuristic enough for Star Wars. It almost looks like it could be from The Dig or something.