Fine Art: A Look At That Cancelled Darth Maul Game

Lucasarts were once working on a Darth Maul game. It was cancelled, of course, like most things post-millennium Lucasarts ever touched, but that doesn't mean we can't look over its concept art and wonder what could have been.

One of the artists involved has just dumped a whole load of previously unseen images from the game (via Super Punch). Seems the game was in development at the time Disney bought Star Wars, and ended up being cancelled shortly afterward after around 12 months of work. It would have been set after Return of the Jedi, with the bad guys you see below part of a "New Empire", similar to the First Order we now have in this post-Disney Star Wars universe.

Of course, Darth Maul wasn't the only casualty of Disney's deal; 1313, a game that would have been about Boba Fett and the seedy underbelly of Coruscant, was binned as well.

The artist responsible for these images is is Thomas A. Szakolczay, someone whose work we've featured previously on Fine Art. You can see more of Thomas' stuff at his Instagram and ArtStation pages.


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Comments

    Awww daymn! Those concepts look cool! Even if no game were to exist for this, a graphic novel would have been cool! Was always fascinated with Darth mauls character.

      Darth Maul has a few comics already. Like most Star Wars comics they're a bit hit and miss but they're worth checking out if you're a fan.

    evil people and pointy things

    awesome art though

    I'm always conflicted about Darth Maul. On the one hand he's dead. You can write all the stories you want but at the end of the day he died in Phantom Menace so it's stupid to revive him. On the other hand it's criminal that such an awesome guy died so quickly.

      Disagree completely. The canon Clone Wars series showed that he lived, so he really didn't die in The Phantom Menace. He's currently one of the best characters in both that series, and Rebels.

      Also he's one of my favourite characters from the franchise, period, so no one will take the fact that he lived away from me ;)

    I thought I would hate it, but instead I really like it! The style here really solidifies the 'feeling' Darth Maul brought to the SW universe by showing a whole world and cast that he fits into rather than sticks out of.

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