Weep at footage from the Star Wars Darth Maul game that almost was

A game starring Star Wars: The Phantom Menace bad guy Darth Maul was in development back in 2010, but now all that remains is a leaked clip containing a bit of gameplay. The game was commissioned by LucasArts and under development at indie dev Red Fly Studio, but it was cancelled after eight months, according to an upcoming story from Game Informer.

There isn’t a whole lot to see, but what’s there should be enough to make most Star Wars fans mourn what could have been. The game would have starred the Sith apprentice in an action game that, stylistically, isn’t far removed from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

The game was eventually cancelled thanks in part to Star Wars creator George Lucas, who wanted the project to become a “buddy cop-like experience” with Darth Maul and Darth Talon cavorting around the galaxy, according to Eurogamer. While that sounds dumb, it’s also a something we’d expect from the guy that gave us Jar Jar Binks.

We may never know what happened to that potentially horrible buddy-Sith game, but there’s hope now for the interactive future of the series with Electronic Arts behind the wheel of the Star Wars video game properties.

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