Star Wars: The New Era is a Source mod being created by the fans for the fans of George Lucas’s blockbuster series of films. Originated by two community members of Ravensoft/Lucasart’s Jedi Knight Jedi Academy PC game and highly popular total conversion mod for it; Movie Battles 2, the team has since grown to having a highly skilled group of Star Wars fans from different parts of the world, including the U.S, Denmark, Poland, Australia and various parts of the U.K. Together we aim to deliver a thrilling in-depth experience for fans of the films and games.
When released the mod will require a legitimate copy of Half Life 2, Counter Strike Source or Day of Defeat Source in order to play.
Both the old and prequel trilogies will play a prominent role in the mod with locations such as the Deathstar, Tantive IV blockade runner, Jabba’s Palace and Naboo with highly accurate layout representation and atmospheric feel. All our materials for the project from player models to map textures and objects have been painstakingly created from many of the highly detailed behind the scenes books and reference material being offered both commercially and from other fans. The team is striving to replicate the many locations, characters and weaponry from the films so that they are as close to their film counterparts as possible.
Eventually The New Era will have features such as:
A fully working lightsaber system
Utilization of the force, including force push, pull, lightning and grip
Realistic Star Wars weaponry from both trilogies
An original musical score
The mod will take many successful gameplay modes from games like Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy and super charge them with power of the Source engine. Among the modes planned, the mod will include Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Lightsaber Duel, Objective and eventually; Single Player.
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