Scheduled for release on the 15th of this month for $2.99, Star Wars: The Battle of Hoth is a tower defense game set in the Star Wars universe where players defend against the Imperial forces while on the ice planet Hoth. Straight out of Empire Strikes Back, the game includes all kinds of units that will be instantly familiar to Star Wars fans from the massive AT-AT to Rebel Snowspeeders.

Gameplay looks fairly standard for a tower defense game, and aside from all kinds of Star Wars units, it also sports some cut scenes from the movie. Needless to say, as a huge closet Star Wars nerd, I cannot wait for this game to get released.

  • FourMJR

    Looks nice, but I'll pass.

  • FourMJR

    Looks nice, but I'll pass.

  • Mike

    I'd have preferred this on the iPad but that video *looks* interesting. Really hope there is a 'lite' version to try before dropping the $$. Sure it isn't much but it's the principle of the thing.

  • Mike

    I'd have preferred this on the iPad but that video *looks* interesting. Really hope there is a 'lite' version to try before dropping the $$. Sure it isn't much but it's the principle of the thing.

  • Rick

    Hmmm. Looks really cool....but man the music is annoying

  • Rick

    Hmmm. Looks really cool....but man the music is annoying

  • http://www.kiloo.com Jeppe

    Yeah, what's up with the music. Surely not John Williams in the latter part of the video...

  • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

    Ah mein Leben!

    (about the same amount of animation sequences)

  • http://www.kiloo.com Jeppe

    Yeah, what's up with the music. Surely not John Williams in the latter part of the video...

  • http://www.peitsch.de Sebastian

    Ah mein Leben!

    (about the same amount of animation sequences)

  • FourMJR

    The interface is beautiful. I love how you drag and it shows a grid like thing.

  • FourMJR

    The interface is beautiful. I love how you drag and it shows a grid like thing.

  • dexx0008

    too bad it wasn't rts, would be much more interesting than another TD.

    • Adams Immersive

      A full-scale, deeper RTS would be very cool. But TD is RTS!

      The two sides simply divide up the traditional advantages, rather than sharing them equally.

      One side (human):
      Intelligent/creative
      Units with attacks

      The other side (computer):
      Mobile units
      Can affect enemy resources/unit building

      In a full-scale RTS, both sides would have all 4 advantages. But TD was popularized as a map style in Starcraft and Warcraft after all.

      • jason

        true, would like to see a more fleshed out RTS though

  • dexx0008

    too bad it wasn't rts, would be much more interesting than another TD.

    • Adams Immersive

      A full-scale, deeper RTS would be very cool. But TD is RTS!

      The two sides simply divide up the traditional advantages, rather than sharing them equally.

      One side (human):
      Intelligent/creative
      Units with attacks

      The other side (computer):
      Mobile units
      Can affect enemy resources/unit building

      In a full-scale RTS, both sides would have all 4 advantages. But TD was popularized as a map style in Starcraft and Warcraft after all.

      • jason

        true, would like to see a more fleshed out RTS though

  • http://www.metroccolis.com Silent Rocco

    The background music is crap. Animations are average.
    What I love: sounds and original movie scenes...
    But all in all rather mixed feelings.

    • jason

      agreed, ill probably get it for 3 bux tho

  • http://www.metroccolis.com Silent Rocco

    The background music is crap. Animations are average.
    What I love: sounds and original movie scenes...
    But all in all rather mixed feelings.

    • jason

      agreed, ill probably get it for 3 bux tho

  • Jindo Fox

    Ha ha ha Eli, you can't very well be a closeted Star Wars nerd when you go posting things like this on iPhone nerd sites!

    Hey do you know anything new about Trench Run 2.0? This video looked very promising.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fatiyX9ra_M

    • Mediocre

      Looks gimmicky and not very much fun at all.

  • Jindo Fox

    Ha ha ha Eli, you can't very well be a closeted Star Wars nerd when you go posting things like this on iPhone nerd sites!

    Hey do you know anything new about Trench Run 2.0? This video looked very promising.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fatiyX9ra_M

    • Mediocre

      Looks gimmicky and not very much fun at all.

  • Howard

    Hmmm..not sure how great this looks. The music is surprising, given the amazing score to the movies, why not use the best soundtrack available?

    The dragging, rather than tapping also bothers me. Seems like maybe this has been slightly over-thought, usually the best TD games are simple but well balanced.

    I hope I'm wrong and this rocks but I must say that the video really puts me off.

  • Howard

    Hmmm..not sure how great this looks. The music is surprising, given the amazing score to the movies, why not use the best soundtrack available?

    The dragging, rather than tapping also bothers me. Seems like maybe this has been slightly over-thought, usually the best TD games are simple but well balanced.

    I hope I'm wrong and this rocks but I must say that the video really puts me off.

  • noah

    Animations look a bit choppy. I'll probably wait to buy...

    • jason

      i agree that they are a bit stiff

  • noah

    Animations look a bit choppy. I'll probably wait to buy...

    • jason

      i agree that they are a bit stiff

  • Zallman

    Man I hope this doesn't suck. I love me some TD's and I love me some Star Wars.. But I see potential for true disaster as well..

  • Zallman

    Man I hope this doesn't suck. I love me some TD's and I love me some Star Wars.. But I see potential for true disaster as well..

  • Thijs

    I really REALLY need to have this game!

  • Thijs

    I really REALLY need to have this game!

  • K

    Hopefully more than one level...?

    • HelperMonkey

      Yeah... Multiple levels has been a question in my mind since the game was announced. Great concept for a TD game, but it's only one unique scene to draw from. I'll be curious to see how it's handled.

  • K

    Hopefully more than one level...?

    • HelperMonkey

      Yeah... Multiple levels has been a question in my mind since the game was announced. Great concept for a TD game, but it's only one unique scene to draw from. I'll be curious to see how it's handled.

  • Stan Winstone

    I'm all for a SW TD game but they're nuts if they plan to put it out with that crappy in-game music when they have 6 movies worth of John Williams scores to pull from.

    • jason

      i agree, playing our own music should be a feature as well

  • Stan Winstone

    I'm all for a SW TD game but they're nuts if they plan to put it out with that crappy in-game music when they have 6 movies worth of John Williams scores to pull from.

    • jason

      i agree, playing our own music should be a feature as well

  • http://www.generationstarwars.com John Hood

    This looks great. But, I hope that the risible in-game music can be toggled on/off!

  • http://www.generationstarwars.com John Hood

    This looks great. But, I hope that the risible in-game music can be toggled on/off!

  • Robman84

    I think R2's been hit.

  • Robman84

    I think R2's been hit.

  • jason

    after they zoomed in I was sold..

    i replied to a rep in another thread; would love to see kotr or something next =)

    • jason

      and air units, a first in TD?

      • Tom

        Field Runners has air units.

  • jason

    after they zoomed in I was sold..

    i replied to a rep in another thread; would love to see kotr or something next =)

    • jason

      and air units, a first in TD?

      • Tom

        Field Runners has air units.

  • http://dtxcreative.com zachary haight

    I also concur.

  • http://dtxcreative.com zachary haight

    I also concur.

  • Tom

    I plan to buy this day one. I love TD and I love Star Wars. FOr 3.00 I'll take a chance that it doesn't suck.

  • Tom

    I plan to buy this day one. I love TD and I love Star Wars. FOr 3.00 I'll take a chance that it doesn't suck.

  • http://erikveland.com Erik

    Didn't view it with sound, but I think that only made those animations look even more horrible. What's with all the units "moonwalking"?

  • http://erikveland.com Erik

    Didn't view it with sound, but I think that only made those animations look even more horrible. What's with all the units "moonwalking"?