Help Convince LucasFilm to Put That Cancelled Darth Maul Video Game Back into Production

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 12:17PM
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 12:17PM
Help Convince LucasFilm to Put That Cancelled Darth Maul Video Game Back into Production
Last year we were excited to learn that a Darth Maul video game was in production at Red Fly Studios, but that excitement lasted only a brief moment, because we only learnt of its existence when we discovered that LucasFilm had canceled it when their gaming division, LucasArts, was shut down in the wake of the Disney takeover. 


The premise was an exciting one, following one of the franchise's best bad guys from an early age and developing his force powers and lightsaber skills through increasingly challenging levels as Maul battles Clone Troopers, the Death Watch and more. It all sounds wonderful, and the early footage looked like it would have been a lot of fun, which only serves to make the news of its cancellation even more painful. But now Red Fly's CEO Dan Borth has revealed that they are still working on the game, attempting to produce a next-gen demo with which to pitch it to EA and LucasFilm execs.

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"We have been burning a candle for this game since it was killed in hopes we can get it turned back on again," Borth told a Reddit AMA. "IF that is to happen we need to approach EA with a demo that will impress them. I think we have that or are close to it. Still it is completely not up to us."
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Borth wants Star Wars fans to help out in his quest to get the game back into production by taking to social media with the hashtag #WeWantMaul, and it's already starting to pay off.



This is obviously much more than just a case of showing LucasFilm that fans want this game, but as we've seen with the likes of the Deadpool movie, a lot of shouting can go a long way. Were LucasFilm to start taking this seriously, they'd need to ensure that any potential release fit in with what is rapidly becoming a crowded new take on the Star Wars canon. The fact that Red Fly's game served as a prequel to Maul's appearance on The Phantom Menace should make that a little easier, but it's no secret that the Star Wars Story Group are looking to keep everything as tight as possible.

So, what are you waiting for? Take to Twitter and start shouting!


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