The 501st Legion, also known as the 501st Battalion during the Clone Wars and later known as "Vader's Fist" and the Five Hundred and First, was an elite unit of clone troopers commissioned by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine during the Clone Wars that later became a stormtrooper unit. Made up of units like Torrent Company, the 501st fought in many battles, such as the Battle of Teth and the Battle of Coruscant, becoming one of the most well-known legions. In 19 BBY, the 501st became Darth Vader's personal unit as he led them during Operation: Knightfall, in which the clones helped take down the Jedi, whom they believed to be traitors to the Republic.
It's time for you folks to check out what we've all been up to! Oh and as you've probably already noticed, we've got our very own Proton rifle!
Posted by rocknroll237 on Apr 8th, 2013
Hello once again fellow BattleCry fans,
Now, we don't usually start with bad news, but we can't ignore the fact that (the once legendary) Lucasarts has been shut down by Disney. We all have many fond memories playing awesome games like TIE fighter, Dark Forces and of course, the Battlefront 1 and 2. We won't forget the good times Lucasarts gave us.
Despite this sad news, we don't want you to be disheartened!
Although at the moment it is unclear as to whether or not third party devs will pick up the 1313 and SWBF3 licenses and release good games, one thing is for certain: we will do our best to create a game that fans will enjoy playing (unlike SW: Kinect...)
In fact, the news of Lucasarts being shut down has only motivated us to become better. I quote from one of our tweets: 'Our team is the only hope for creative expression, we won't let you down!'
Anyway, bad news over, let's get onto business.
As always, we will start with a few announcements:
Moving on, here's a list of new members/helping hands who have made it onto the team:
Veteran gun maker Deforges has upped his game once again to create this awesome rifle. This will be the engineer classes' weapon of choice as we preferred it to the standard 'sandwich' shotgun!
Next up is 3D artist Ande's newest character creation, the iconic Scout trooper. The texture on this one is pretty much perfect, we'll regret destroying the armour in-game!
Today's final screenshot is of DT's first model for the game, the infamous Stormtrooper. This is the incredibly sexy high-poly so you can look forward to a finalized version in one of the next updates!
In other news:
We are currently sifting through 100s of different voice overs and we will gradually be uploading them under the 'video' section on moddb, so stay tuned!
Animations (which we haven't shown yet) are being sorted out and new member 'DT' has been working alongside Terach to get some skeletons rigged and ready for animating.
If you're wondering what's happened to our maps, well we are gradually adding to the interior of Hoth and will be focusing more in that area soon.
Don't forget to tune in later on in April!
Thanks for sticking with us, and as always, may the force be with you,
The BattleCry team.