Check out some fresh concept art for the cancelled Star Wars Darth Maul game

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The death of LucasArts will always be one of the biggest tragedies in gaming. People lost their jobs, an industry lost an icon responsible for some of the best games ever made and a whole bunch of other projects were cancelled and killed off like Death Star 2 Bothans. One of those games that we’ll never ever get to see is an action title that would have starred former Sith Lord Darth Maul.

Simply titled as “Maul”, the action game would have seen players racking up kills as the Dathomirian apprentice with his signature double lightsaber, after things had gone nipples up and he became a running joke for a half-off sale at the mall. After The Force Unleashed decided to go in the wrong direction entirely from the superb original, that Maul game could have been a breath of fresh air, but alas it was never meant to be.

And it had some killer designs attached to it. Artist Thomas Szakolczay posted some of his art on his Artstation page of concepts for characters, including one Jedi called Nexus Wan who Szakolczay described as having “more of a punk rock edge to her look”. Check out some of the designs below for a fresh redesign of the classic Stormtrooper, other Sith Warriors and even a Sith Emperor:

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There’s more to see in the original link above, of some fantastic environment art that never gets the kudos that it deserves today. Seriously, click through for some neon love in a galaxy far, far away which apparently loves streaming Blade Runner. It’s not all doom and gloom right now in case you’re a Star Wars fan. Maul has resurfaced lately in the sensation Star Wars Rebels TV series, with the third season currently teasing a long-awaited rematch between the former apprentice and Obi-Wan Kenobi in an upcoming episode. Should be worth keeping an eye out for.

Last Updated: January 16, 2017

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  • Lu

    Hory clap. Maul looks boss. The David Bowie jedi looks awesome too. Can’t unsee though: She looks like Hayden Christensen with makeup…..

  • For the Emperor!

    Wait, is that one lady wielding TWO double-bladed sabers? Awesome!

  • Admiral Chief

    Wow, that one “bounty hunter” looks a LOT like Zeb from SWR series

    • Lu

      The one eyed one? Kinda.
      How epic would a Lassat Jedi be though? With his sabers build into his bo-rifle. Dayum.

      • Admiral Chief

        Indeed, would be awesome!
        KARABAST!

  • Unavengedavo

    I think it’s due time for another epic Star Wars game. Like KOTOR or Jedi Knight/Academy

    • Captain JJ

      I like that you say we need an epic Star Wars game, completely ignoring that Battlefront exists. Take my upvote.

      • Unavengedavo

        The thing is that Battlefront was more aimed at a multiplayer audience.

        Sadly I don’t believe that we would get another KOTOR game with the SW:TOR MMO. Same reason why there won’t be another Warcraft game due to WoW

        • Captain JJ

          It’s very sad. On both counts. And I think Rainbow Six (RIP) will also never make a return to what it used to be now that Siege is all about MP.

  • Captain JJ

    Damn. I love Darth Maul.

  • Captain JJ

    All of this looks epic.

  • ZA Ludomusicologist

    Only half of these sketches were inspired… but the inspired sketches were great!

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