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"POSSIBLE" Story For The Next Jedi Knight Game ? ? ? Keyword Here "POSSIBLE"

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  1. MovieTrailerMusic

    MovieTrailerMusic Jedi Youngling star 5

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    http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Kyle_Katarn_articles_at_WotC_91328.asp



    We recently reported on two new articles at the Star Wars Roleplaying Game's website, consisting of new bios for Kyle himself and several members of his extended "family". The bios are written by Jason Fry and rising star Abel Peña, and Kyle's includes a very interesting final paragraph:

    While in Imperial Remnant space, Kyle heard a rumor that the Sith had possibly survived all these years after Endor. Due to his personal experience with mysterious Sith magic on Drommund Kaas, Kyle took it upon himself to investigate after the invasion, following clues from Ord Sedra in the Clacis Sector to Yaga Minor, and finally striking out into the region known as the Cloak of the Sith. There's been no word from Kyle for some time, and it's feared that he's succumbed to the same fate as the Jedi Daye Azur-Jamin, who inexplicably disappeared during the Yuuzhan Vong War.

    Could this be a rough idea of where the Jedi Knight series is headed next? It could just be creative license, but that sounds a lot like the premise of a Jedi Knight game if you ask me.

    Part 1 : http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=starwars/article/sw20050407a

    Part 2 :
    http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=starwars/article/sw20050407b

    [hl=midnightblue]Redirecting to JK4 thread.[/hl]
    [link=http://boards.theforce.net/Games:_Board_and_Videogames/b10005/15698379/?35]JK4 speculation thread[/link]

     
  2. JediStu2

    JediStu2 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    This presumes that the player would still play as the Jaden character from Jedi Academy. If this is the story for a possible game. It's the first "news" i've heard of a possible Jedi Academy sequel though...if that's what this is.
     
  3. Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn

    Lt.Cmdr.Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not necessarily - you could play as Kyle in that storyline. It'd just be spoiled, mostly.
     
  4. DarkLord60

    DarkLord60 Jedi Youngling

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    I hate to break it but this information has been out since 1998. Its from the game called Mysteries of the Sith Expansion from Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight

    Mysteries of the Sith takes place five years after the events that transpired in Jedi Knight. Kyle Katarn, now a full-fledged Jedi Master, has remained true to the light side of the Force. Even more, he has taken on a disciple, the roguish Mara Jade -- ex-agent of the Emperor, former smuggler and space pirate, up-and-coming Jedi Knight, and creation of Timothy Zahn. As the game begins, an engine-rendered cutscene shows Kyle and Mara in a lightsaber training session. Kyle is barely done complimenting his pupil on her use of the Force when, "Wham! Bang! Captain Katarn, report to ops immediately!" In a scene right out of The Empire Strikes Back, the Rebel outpost on Altyr 5 is assaulted by Imperial forces, who have begun bombarding the installation from space using powerful weapons platforms disguised as asteroids. What's worse, they have landed on the planet, and have breached the perimeter of the base. When the cutscene ends, you've hardly got time to breathe before you're thrust into the action as Kyle Katarn, racing to help out your comrades as Rebel soldiers and Imperial Stormtroopers engage in running blaster battles all around you. Turn a corner, and "Boom!" -- a wall blows apart, and 'Troopers swarm in like insects. As exciting as it sounds, I'm not even doing the action any real justice. It really was like being part of one of the Star Wars movies, and the action itself is almost cinematic as it plays out (and this is true of the entire game).

    From there, you'll retain control of Kyle for the next three levels, as he sneaks about one of the orbiting asteroids of death and attempts to stop the bombardment. Once that mission's accomplished, the aging Jedi -- oh yeah, did I mention Kyle now has gray sideburns? -- returns to his Rebel friends, and his cynical sidekick. Where's Jan Ors, you ask? Good question. The faithful co-pilot of the Moldy Crow is nowhere to be seen. But no matter, Mara Jade more than makes up for her absence. It's a good thing, too, because from that point on the game switches to her perspective. While aboard the orbiting asteroid, Kyle uncovered information about a hidden Sith temple on the swamp planet of Dromund Kaas. So, he takes off to confront his destiny, leaving you help out the New Republic. Here, Mysteries of the Sith really shows its depth. Stephen Shaw and company have managed to interweave multiple storylines into the add-on, without losing track of the main theme (Kyle's search for the lost Sith temple) or disrupting the flow of the action. On the contrary, the game is all the more exciting, because you never know where you're going to end up or what challenges will be thrown your way. Hey, it's a big galaxy.

    As Mara, your missions aren't as life-altering as they are (or were, in Jedi Knight) for Kyle Katarn. Mysteries of the Sith plays out a little more like the original Dark Forces, with Mara Accepting assignments from the New Republic. These "jobs" take the form of two separate episodes. The first, "Ka'Pa the Hutt," has Mara suckered into doing a job for one of the slimy crime lords before he'll agree to secure supplies for the New Republic. It would seem the Hutts aren't too keen on the Rebels ever since Jabba got his windpipe crushed by Leia's slave chain (not to mention the crisping of his body when the sail barge blew up). Before the big slug will help you out, it's off to the spaceport of Katrasii to pay a little "visit" to Abron Mar, right-hand man to intergalactic bigwig Katara. You've got to detain Mar long enough to weasel your way into seeing his boss, in order to take care of some business for Ka'Pa. Let's just say things don't go exactly as you planned....

    Your second mission for the New Republic leaves you less than pleased -- babysitting duty onboard a Rebel transport. When pirates decide to disrupt things (parking their 3D-rendered Nebulon-B Frigate right outside your viewport), you realize Mon Mothma
     
  5. DigitalVapor

    DigitalVapor Jedi Youngling

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    Did you actually READ the two articles? This takes place LONG after Mysteries of the sith. After the Vong War. If you had actualy read it all, you would know that the MotS timeline had already happened. This is a NEW story arc that just resembles the old one. Pay attention to this line "Due to his personal experience with mysterious Sith magic on Drommund Kaas" Drommund Kaas was the planet from MotS. Please READ articles before you go commenting on them.
     
  6. Errant_Venture

    Errant_Venture Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah. . . and most of MOTS you play as Mara Jade.
     
  7. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    They actually used that story for an adventure seed. However, if there was going to be a new JK game that would probably be the best way to do it.

    Maybe you could play as Jan...stealth style.
     
  8. Dante_Glass

    Dante_Glass Jedi Master star 4

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    If anything you should be able to play as multiple characters.

    Jaden
    Kyle
    Jan

    The works.
     
  9. MovieTrailerMusic

    MovieTrailerMusic Jedi Youngling star 5

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    IF Jaden IS Included You Also Need Dark Side Story Jaden
     
  10. Dante_Glass

    Dante_Glass Jedi Master star 4

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    No you don't Lightside is Canon
     
  11. MovieTrailerMusic

    MovieTrailerMusic Jedi Youngling star 5

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    Then explain the dark side ending in Jedi Academy ?


    If Jaden was to be in the NEXT game then this would have to be some sort of sequel remember Kyle leaving the academy to get him back etc
     
  12. Winged_Jedi

    Winged_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    If LS is canon then the DS ending is an alternate universe ending. So they don't need to follow on from it. If JK4 features Jaden, it's pretty much guaranteed he'll be LS. I personally hope they just go back to Kyle.
     
  13. PrelateZeratual

    PrelateZeratual Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I say if they are going to another Jedi Knight game they need allow several other characters to be played, each with a seperate story type.

    Luke Skywalker
    Mara Jade Skywalker
    Kyle Katarn
    Corran Horn
    Kyp Durron
    Jaina Solo
    Jacen Solo
    Tahiri Veila
    Jaden Korr

    and several others.
     
  14. SoloCommand

    SoloCommand Manager Emeritus & GTA Coruscant Developer star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Is this gonna turn into another plot speculation thread?
    Because if it is, I'd happily oblige redirecting it to the JK4/Cool Ideas thread.
     
  15. DarkLord60

    DarkLord60 Jedi Youngling

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    [hl=midnightblue]unneccesary[/hl]
     
  16. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    IF Jaden IS Included You Also Need Dark Side Story Jaden

    Then explain the dark side ending in Jedi Academy ?

    If Jaden was to be in the NEXT game then this would have to be some sort of sequel remember Kyle leaving the academy to get him back etc


    Winged_Jedi seems right with his "alternate universe" idea. They don't NEED to have a seperate story for light and dark depending on the previous game. If that were the case there would be a version of Jedi Outcast where Kyle is the new Emperor, as that was the dark side ending for Jedi Knight. In every Star Wars game with multiple endings, the light side was is alwats canon. The other is more of a "what if" scenario.
     
  17. JediStu2

    JediStu2 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    If they had Jaden in the game how would that figure out. Jaden was a custom character in Jedi Academy so how will they determine what he/she is in a possible new game...unless you create the character again to match your JA experience. Personally, I had Jaden as a white skinned Twi'lek Woman. It would be cool to go into the new game and recreate Jaden for this new adventure.
     
  18. Squishy_Vic

    Squishy_Vic Jedi Master star 4

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    i don't like Jaden Korr. You should be another hero character (custom) if not then I guess Jaden. I was the usual in every game that I can be: Black male. :cool:
     
  19. Dante_Glass

    Dante_Glass Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm gussing if you play as Jaden, then you'll start out by making him/her to your own specification.
     
  20. Jedi_Master_Scou

    Jedi_Master_Scou Jedi Master star 2

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    The problem is at the end of JA Jaden in very powerful, so there will not be much challange if you stated out as him/her. And if they pulled another JO apandened the force and is now coming back, it would suck.
     
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