Watch Star Wars’ Mark Hamill in the First Cutscene of Squadron 42, Star Citizen’s Single Player

Mark Hamill has a serious edge in Star Citizen's single-player campaign Squadron 42, as you can see in the first cutscene.

on December 20, 2017 12:40 PM

Just in time for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we see Luke Skywalk… ahem, I mean actor Mark Hamill in another role, that of  Lt. Cmdr. Steve “Old Man” Colton in Star Citizen‘s single-player campaign Squadron 42.

Cloud Imperium games released a full cutscene with dialogue options which appears to come straight from the beginning of the game. It’s interesting to see how selecting a dialogue option actually lets us “hear” the character thinking the answer before responding.

We also glimpse the fact that the first fighter we’ll fly in the campaign is an Aegis Gladius, and we’ll be stationed on the UEES Stanton, deployed in the Odin system, as Colton’s rookie wingman. The “Old Man” certainly has an edge.

The cutscene looks fantastic, and if you don’t get some strong Wing Commander feels from it, you probably never played Wing Commander. 

This is just a tease of what will come tomorrow when Squadron 42 is scheduled to get a big reveal, and hopefully, we’ll get to know when we’ll finally be able to fly on the Old Man’s wing.

In the meanwhile, you can check out the video below, and a wallpaper at the bottom of the post, showing an Avenger in the rugged Advocacy livery. You can also sign up for a newsletter that will bring news about Squadron 42 directly to your mailbox (that’s how you grab the wallpaper, to begin with).

If you want to see more about Star Citizen, you can also enjoy a video on hoverbikes, one on atmospheric flight, and one on the Cutlass Black.

For the sake of full disclosure, the author of this post is among Star Citizen‘s original backers.

Watch Star Wars' Mark Hamill in the First Cutscene of Squadron 42, Star Citizen's Single Player

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.