of the Old Republic Official Site has announced another new
character for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. A
self-sentient killing machine, it is obvious merely from its
menacing appearance that HK-47 is far more than an ordinary combat
droid. With a devastating arsenal of high-powered weaponry, a
ruthless and single-minded pursuit of its termination targets, and a
pre-programmed disregard for all organic life, this Hunter-Killer
model is one of the most dangerous assassins in the galaxy.
Rumored to have been created by Czerka Corp to eliminate the heads
of rival corporations, HK-47 is quite capable of laying waste to an
entire building in an effort to dispose of a single target, as it
has demonstrated on more than one occasion in the past. This wanton
carnage, combined with the tendency of the droid's previous owners
to come to rather gruesome ends, has led most civilized planets to
issue explicit bans on all HK-model assassin droids.
But on the dangerous worlds of the Outer Rim, having a merciless,
flame-throwing engine of destruction at your side can be quite
useful... until it decides you're the next target.