Star Wars: Battlefront, a new Multiplayer Shooter game has made its initial official appearance around the web at (of all places) http://www.starwars.com/
The game, to me, appears to be a Star Wars version of the immensely popular game, Battlefield 1942, which pits various Allies and Axis troops, tanks, planes, and other items against each other in multi-player gaming format.
Be sure to read the whole shebang right here at:http://www.starwars.com/eu/news/2004/01/news20040113.html
I personally am not fond of this type of game so I can safely say this is NOT tickling this gamer's fancy at the moment. To me nothing can replace a single-player story driven game, and MP wears pretty thin after a while.
With that said, the title (for PC, X-Box, and PS2) shouldn't see its share of gamers who've been hell bent on playing a Star Wars version of BF1942 (Which has a conversion project for Star Wars actually in the works, and which is an all but useless effort now).
Here's some screenshots for you:
Nice AT-ST, and good graphics... Shaping up to look decent at the least.
Nice lineup of Rebel troop types running around there too.
Still, I think a great Squad-based First Person shooter with a multi-player feature, but single-player based game would've been more welcome. While Republic Commando's well in the works with what seems like something similar, I think fans are craving a classic trilogy Squad based FPS game to come out from somewhere.
Since I've played Call of Duty (A WW2 FPS shooter), I've been itching to do some gaming in Star Wars, and in a similar fashion. Levels that follow the war and have a purpose. MP isn't gonna cut it for me though.