vince14 Posted April 8, 2016 Share Posted April 8, 2016 (edited) There's definitely a strong connection between the trailer and the old Star Wars: Dark Forces game, which you can still buy on Steam if you want to experience 1995 DOS-based PC gaming in all it's glory. ++Potential Spoliers++ DF follows Kyle Katarn, a mercenary employed by the Rebel Alliance. Katarn's back-story is that he was a student at an academy when he is told by officials that Rebels have killed his parents (sound familiar?), which causes him to enlist in the Imperial army. Subsequently he meets Jan Ors, who is a Rebel working undercover as a double agent in the Empire (funny how Jan Ors is quite similar to Jyn Erso, the lead character in Rogue One...). Ors uncovers the truth about Katarn's parents' deaths - the Empire did it (shocker). The Empire eventually discovers that Ors is working for the Rebels and is taken prisoner. Katarn helps her escape, a decision which is regarded as 'career-limiting' within the Empire, and he becomes a mercenary, teaming up with Ors. DF begins with Katarn being recruited by the Rebel Alliance to recover the plans to the Death Star - the first mission of the game. ++Potential spoliers end++ Interestingly, DF was dropped as being canon by Disney after they acquired the SW franchise. Rogue One, it seems, is the re-telling of the Katarn/Ors/Dark Forces story. And, to my mind anyway, this chap looks a hell of a lot like Katarn... Katarn in the intro to 'Dark Forces'; Katarn and Ors in 'Dark Forces 2'; The lack of lightsaber activity is correct for the timeframe of the film - after all, the Jedi were all but wiped out between Episodes III and IV and the only two lightsabers in existence are those in the possession of Vader and Obi-wan. Edited April 8, 2016 by vince14 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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