I can't believe they cancelled this. We haven't had a Star Wars fighter since that egregious Tears Kasi back on the Ps1. Even this pre-alpha footage looked to have potential, with the combat nice and cinematic and seemingly more focused on defence over 100-hits-per-button-mash, ultra attacking gameplay we see so often nowadays- something for combat that revolves around the use of weapons that can slice through anything, would be well logical.
When is someone gonna take the near limitless potential of the SW license and turn it into a legitimate fighting game? That versus mode on last gen's Revenge Of The Sith game wasn't too bad for a rush job and SCIV – at least with Vader and Spunkspiller – demonstrated that Lightsaber combat can work. Why the vacillation on something that is a guaranteed million+ seller on the strength of its license alone??
Moreover, a fighting game where the defensive system went deeper than just blocking occasionally would be a refreshing change from all the herp derp juggle fighters and hyper kinetic MvC3- type casualware that's been matastasizing through the industry in the last decade or so...
Street Fighter IV: Bridging the skill gap since 2008.