Friday, 20 March 2009

Bounty Hunter Class Reveal

Last week BioWare revealed their third class (though they are saying that it is their first official class reveal): the Bounty Hunter. And this week we get all kinds of Bounty Hunter goodness, including a class details page with some new screenshots, concept art, videos and information.

Here is the news post:
We are proud to announce the first playable character class revealed in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, the Bounty Hunter.

An infamous mercenary of the Star Wars™ universe, the Bounty Hunter’s journey is ruthless yet rewarding. Deadly missions and assassinations are just part of the dangerous tasks involved in choosing the Bounty Hunter career path. With missiles and flamethrowers at arm’s reach, the Bounty Hunter uses the latest in advanced armor and weapon technology to carry out these assignments - gaining not only money, but notoriety as a reward.

Access more data about the Bounty Hunter! And make sure to deck out your desktop with our newest wallpaper!
The class page gives a general overview of the class, giving a brief description as well as a description of appearance and tactics.

Here's an excerpt from the overview:
Hunter, seeker, killer for hire

Countless enemies stand in the way of the Sith Empire’s drive for domination. The Empire spares no expense eliminating these threats, offering massive bounties to employ the galaxy’s most lethal hunters. Earning a death mark from the Empire means a life spent in fear, constantly looking over one’s shoulder. It’s never a question if a Bounty Hunter will find you… only when.
At least that confirms one thing I've been saying all along: Bounty Hunter is a Sith Empire specific class. But the rest of the page makes me suspect that I might be wrong about a Smuggler class being the Republic equivalent of the Bounty Hunter. Considering that the class is described as heavy armor and heavy weaponry it's more likely that a Republic Commando or such will fill that role.

Anyway, as the news post states, next to the class page they also have not one, but two new wallpapers with a surprisingly sexy-looking Bounty Hunter:

Quite an exciting update I think, even if I have absolutely no interest in the class.

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