As most of you know, JK3 will be published in fall 2003. There’s already much rumor. This is the latest cooperation of LucasArts and Raven, concentrating on spectaculary choreographied lightsaber duels. This thread is for FACTS. This thread is meant to be a summary of all the known information about JK3. If you have something to add, plz feel free to do so :)
JediKnight3: Jedi Academy – The Story It’s playing a few years after JK2. Kyle is living in harmony with the force now. Together with Luke Skywalker, he’s a JediAcademy teacher, traing padawans. This time, Kyle isn’t the main character. It’s one of his talented apprentices. You will start being trained by Luke and Kyle. There will be some smaller missions, untill you discover a great conspiracy, which is dangering the whole galaxy (how else could it be;)).
Game of decisions- pt.1 You will design your own character. Choose between Human and Twi’lek for sure, and maybe 3 more species (not sure, but: i.e. there are some rodian-looking screenshots). You can choose skin color, hair style, gender, clothing etc etc… And construct your own saber! First, it has to be a normal lightsaber, but you can choose color and hilt. Later in the game, you can develop a dual bladed saber for Ep1 Darth Maul styleor construct one more saber to have Anakin’s Ep2 style.
JK3 system This game is concentrated on saber duels. Over 70% of the game will be fought in 3rd person view, holding a humming saber. There will be other weapons, too. Infact, there will be more than in JK2, but many Jedi-enemies and less ammo will force the player to use his saber. The most awesome thing will be the new combat system. The fights will be as fantastic as the Duel of the Fates. There will be more special attacks and maneuvers, but the control will remain simple as in JK2. i.e.: When you have double bladed, you can turn off ne blade to gain more speed. When you have two sabers, you can block with one saber and throw the other one. Matrix: Especially spectacular moves will be shown in a Matrix-like sequence.
Missions New: You can decide, which mission to do next. The campain is non-linear, but it will be as dramatic as in JK2. There will be both mission, which push the story forward, and missions, which fill, which fill them with life. Some missions will be just for fun or to develop your character. There will be no hard puzzles as in JK2. As already mentioned, this game is concentrated on action. You can search for droids in Jawa-Sandcrawlers or saver civillians from a hungry rancor. There will even be some extra short missions, like only defending an end-boss or a pure vehicle-level.
Force The forces can be combined. I.e.: Speed + Jump will let you reach farest points. But the AI are well developed: They know how to use those powers well.
Game of decisions- pt.2 You can decide, which force to learn next and if it will be a dark or a light force. This will change the story dramatically, and Raven has contained two endings: a light one, and a dark.
Quake 3 Yes, it will be Q3 again. Why? Raven has discovered the entire Q3 system now. With modern hardware, there will be completely new possibilities, which could not even be dreamed in JK2 ages. They’ll use more curved surfaces and specular mapping, to bring the Q3 closer to the Unreal engine. They’ll also use their own terrain system, developed for SOF2.
There will also be some new MP modes. Last month, about 60% of the game were done, including scripted scenes, story and level design. They’re still working on the Ais, and some MP modes.
Pfff what a long post!! I hope I was able to give you a good summary of all the JK3 info. Cya!
btw my favourite pics to be seen here: www.tiedott.de/gallery/index/index.html :) and: Q3 engine again, means: MODS!! :D:D
links to recent interviews: http://forums.ravensoft.com/ib/ikonboard.pl?;act=ST;f=21;t=20309
cool i didnt know there will be force plus force like such grip force combine lightning force... so i have to construct my own saber??? and skin??? with radiant or milkshape??? cool i would love to hear more from u young obi wan...
no, at the beginning of the game, you have to create your character. combine different body parts, select species, skin color etc. easy, no modelling.:)
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Can i change the lenght of the lightsaber?? Or is it a standard one?? Can i have the double bladed saber and the two lightsabers together?? Or will i have to choos between one of them?
aw yes i was hoping for a dbs that u could turn a blade off thou i dont think ill be using dbs b4 ill use dual sabers :D. im happy about the nonlineir gameing and force development. i like the idea to start in training like a normal jedi. how will the saber construction be controled i wonder. ull be able to pick color im sure and hilt but is that it?
cool!!! maybe i should choose dark side so i can whup kyle's hairy ass!!! cuz i m sick lookin at his beard and his "sithspit"... I AM THE MASTER OF GRIP AND LIGHTNING FORCE USER!!!!!! BWAHAHAHA!!! so i have to choose side of forces like it was in Jedi Knight Dark Force 2?????
Beware the squared-chined jedi
24th October 2002
Ok some things you missed...
The game is said to take 30 hours atleast to complete the levels will be alot larger than jk2's. There will also be new force powers and guns. And yes you can use to force powers at once.
Yes like Obiwan said there will be some small missions inside the missions that you can choose to accept or just go on finishing your original mission.
Yes I know this is for facts only but it is rumured that one of the new multiplayer missions is vechular combat, this is a quite popular rumur.:)
 see www.jediacademy.tk for all the latest screenshots and news.
yea vhicles would be awesome. go around parking ur speeder for a nice bantha :lol: