Saturday, 18 July 2009

Video Documentary #3: The Voice of the Old Republic

Ooh, very exciting update today.

First there is the next issue of the web comic, Threat of Peace. Here's the official news:
The eleventh issue of Threat of Peace™ captures the scene on Coruscant, where Senator Paran Am-Ris is in the difficult position of delivering distressing news to a fellow Senator and to Jedi Master Zym. Even while digesting the delayed reconstruction of the Jedi Temple, Master Zym sends Orgus and Tavus on a critical mission to Balmorra. Meantime, halfway across the galaxy, a ruthless Imperial Captain tortures and interrogates Jedi Master Dar’Nala, seeking answers as to why her ship fired upon his.

Check out the latest issue of Threat of Peace now.
Seems that we're seeing the roots of why the Jedi moved to Tython being seeded.

The really exciting part of the update though is the third video documentary, this one looking at how the game is fully voiced (with lots of ingame footage of said voice acting). Here's the official news:
As revealed during E3, Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will be a fully voiced massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. Watch our third Video Documentary where we explore how voice-over conversations deliver a deeper level of immersion and connection to the story and characters. Every playable character and every non-playable character in the game will be brought to life by voice actors - resulting in several thousand speaking roles and hundreds of thousands of recorded lines of dialogue!

Watch Voice of The Old Republic now!

Sounding quite good indeed.

And we know as well now that the icon in the previous update is indeed an uniform. However, it seems to be a normal military uniform (not even specifically imperial intelligence) and quite likely just for NPCs. Even so though, the foreshadowing from the last timeline update does seem to hint at some kind of officer class with that uniform. And when they show how the dialog is adjusted to the player ("Yes my lord", likely to a male Sith player) I can definitely see an officer version of that too. Ah well, we will find out soon enough.

For the rest of the analyzing of the video (I'm fairly certain I saw the cover system in action with green outlines of where you can go into cover) it'll have to wait until they have the HD video available for download.

Very nice update at least.

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