star-wars-force-collection_productHold on to your hats (and wallets, potentially), as Konami just announced a brand new Star Wars-centric card battling game. It's called Star Wars: Force Collection, and per the marketing blast they're doing this morning the game is going to feature "more than 230 heroes, villains, and vehicles from all six episodes" which will be used to build decks to complete quests, participate in "massive battle events," and there's even a light and dark side system.

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Details beyond that are basically limited to the super vague bullet list on the game's site... But, regardless, you string together the words "Star Wars" with "Collectable Card Game" and you've got my attention.

As we get more details, we'll post 'em.

  • Pocketnova

    Well, we don't need more CCG on iOS, but at least this one doesn't sound bad.

  • {SQUEEK}

    Ugh a card game ... But it's Star Wars .... I have such mixed feeling with this one.

    • Pocketnova

      This.

  • fransoccer

    I wish they could make battlefront 2 for ios

    • {SQUEEK}

      I would say take my $20 now sir

      • Pocketnova

        I would say take any amount of money you want, I'd pay anything.

  • Earth Vs. Me

    Man, this is KILLING me. When are us iPhone owners going to finally get a real Star Wars game? iPad owners have KOTOR, and the rest of us have to settle for a CCG, a pinball sim, and an Angry Birds spin-off. I'm so desperate for some legit Star Wars action on my iPhone, I'll even settle for Ep 1 Racer.

    • {SQUEEK}

      Would even settle for old Super Nintendo Star Wars.

      • curtneedsaride

        I'd settle for NES's Empire Strikes Back or GBA's Star Wars: The Original Trilogy.

  • Wizard_Mike

    I wish Konami would just hurry up and give us some mobile Castlevania love, and I don't mean a puzzle game.

    • themostunclean

      Konami is so weird about their top properties on iOS. Symphony of the Night would be awesome and I'd easily pay out the nose for it.

      I really don't think they know how to deal with the mobile market. Look what they did with Contra, horrible. Probably never should have been put on a touch screen.

      • Wizard_Mike

        Yes, I, too, would instantly pay out the nose for SotN on my iPad. Honestly, that's probably the quickest and easiest $20-$40 bucks they could ever get from me.

        What really surprises me is that they made so many good Castlevania games for Nintendo handhelds over the years, bit now that mobile gaming has expanded to such a huge consumer base (many of those who grew up playing the old Castlevania games), they haven't offered us a single mobile Castlevania game yet (I'm not counting the puzzle game, since... Well... it doesn't count, lol).

  • curtneedsaride

    Another Star Wars novelty instead of a proper KOTOR-style game about the two trilogies. Sad and pathetic, considering the license is so promising. What's next for one of the greatest sagas in modern media? Maybe a SW match 3 game with awesome IAP to upgrade random character cards that you collect so you can match more cards?!

    I remember story-driven SW games about the trilogy. And thankfully they can still be found or emulated.

  • Garzhod

    Even Lego Star Wars would be amazing on mobile

    • Pheebers

      Yes yes yes.

  • TopherW

    Another site is saying Sept 6 release.

  • apple06

    I'm wishing the old DOS Xwing or tie fighter vs XWing flight games...

  • the fish

    Only good news tonight, eh?

  • Reignmaker

    So many card games...

    In a year's time it'll be Magic and Blizzard's Hearthstone. Everything else will be effectively reduced to background noise.

    • Tizz986

      This. Magic will have its loyal following and hearthstone will dominate the rest of the market. If you really were going to invest in a CCG, I would pick one of those.

  • Jeremy8778

    Remember Star Wars: Battle of the Hoth? Why was it pulled from the App Store? Fun tower defense with a progressive story and real movie clips on iPhone.

  • ilp2003

    Konami did Yu Gi Oh, and when my kid played it I remember it having a pretty detailed set of rules, unlike any other CCG iOS games out there, (with the exception of Magic).

  • ilp2003

    OK. I'm wondering why we don't have the N64 Star Wars Shadows of the Empire on IOS. Even if there were no improvements, just straight port, I would then surrender whatever required amount.