Shadow of the Empire is a mod that is being created by Jedi_Consulor. The mod not only adds new units and new planets, but also new features and new story events. The mod's timeline takes place in the middle-late period of the Galactic Civil War from 3 ABY-10 ABY. You'll be able to experience the fall of the Emperor and his resurrection as well as the birth of the New Republic. You'll be able to play as the Galactic Empire, the Rebellion/New Republic, and the Hutt Underworld. Who's side will you choose, will you help keep the Galactic Empire together, will you try to dismantle it as the New Republic, or will you try to undermine both the Empire and New Republic as the Hutt Underworld in order to expand your criminal empire?
I've played the latest alpha of this mod and it is definitely high on my list (if not at the top) of my most anticipated mods. SOTE has been in development for quite sometime, and it's getting closer and closer to release. It shouldn't be much longer now, but I'll continue to keep you updated.
Mod's Official Description:
SHADOW OF THE EMPIRE
It is a Dark Time for the Galaxy,..
The Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader continues his search for the rebel pilot who destroyed the Death Star..
Rebel Forces are scattered throughout the galaxy as Vader searches for their hidden base a new threat has emerged, The Hutt Cartel seeks to corrupt and control the galaxy through bribery and Kidnapping.
Luke Skywalker in the shadow of his previous master Obi Wan Kenobi continues his journey to become a Jedi, and to bring peace to the galaxy. With Master Yoda's help, who is the Last of Jedi Masters.
A New Rebel Hero Dash Rendar, assists the Rebellion in their hidden base on Hoth running food supplies. During which he commandeers a Snow Speeder to take down an Imperial Walker. He now helpâ€™s Luke as they assist the Bothan Spynet to capture plans for the second Death Star.
Meanwhile, Moff Jerjerod, The New Death Star Commander of the Second Death Star and successor of Grand Moff Tarkin seeks to complete construction of the Death Star II that will spell certain doom for any enemy space fleet it encounters.
A New weapon just as powerful as the Death Star has emerged, and the New Republic seeks to find out what the new weapon is.
Grand Admiral Thrawn and his fleet later reform the Imperial Fleet after the later destruction of the Death Star II at the Battle of Endor and engage the New Republic Force.
There's no recent official news update, however, JC has just released some new screenshots:
August 26, 2010