What's a Tuesday morning without a super-vague teaser announcement of a game from a ultra-popular IP featuring nothing more than a screenshot that tells us practically nothing about said game? Well, that's the case here, as Disney's Twitter announcement of Star Wars: Assault Team leaves just about everything to the imagination.


The art looks a lot like Star Wars Force Collection [Free], a resoundingly just-OK Star Wars themed virtual collectable card game that never took off in our forums, largely because the incredible load times were very off putting. Regardless, it seems at least reasonably safe to assume that Assault Team is going to be a free to play game, and judging by the screenshot, my money is on card battling mechanics... But it's not like either of those things are particularly astute observations, and rather just going off the obviousness of Disney pay models and the format of the screenshot.

But, hey, at least with big publishers like this they don't typically give much lead time between announcement and release, so it wouldn't surprise me if we see Star Wars: Assault Team soft launched, if nothing else, incredibly soon.

  • Pocketnova

    I'll try it out, being a fan of Star Wars and all, but I'm very much prepared to hate it. It looks like almost ever other FTP card game out there (specifically from Mobage).

    • loophole

      Agreed. I say they do a battlefront port!

  • Notawii

    You know there might just be a point with Disney where the adage about a dead horse comes into play. Instead of a tired retread of a beloved franchise how about an expansion of said universe ala Kotor. I think Disney just might have the budget and chops to do better. That said I'll play this garbage anyways.

    • FivepastTA

      I'm pretty sure I read somewhere not too long ago that Disney are intending on flushing the Expanded Universe - which means KOTOR - down the toilet.

      • http://www.googlepants.com/ Wizard of Odyssey

        Just the books and comics. The games will be in rotation for a long time to come. SWTOR is not a terrible game if you like MMOs, and KOTOR on iThings is just wonderful.

  • Earth Vs. Me

    The force looks weak with this one. I want to battle the dark side with blasters, lightsabers, and X Wings, not a deck of cards.

  • http://www.googlepants.com/ Wizard of Odyssey

    I want the Star Wars equivalent of the amazing Marvel Puzzle Quest. I know it can be done. Maybe this won't be as crappy as it looks.

    Does anyone know if Star Wars Attack Squadrons (the X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter looking game) will run on mobile? That's what I would really really want.

    • Artfoundry

      The game is made with Unity, so I wouldn't be surprised if they released a mobile version at some point.

  • WhereTheGoodGamesAt

    Looks cool

  • xander134

    I'm a huge Star Wars fan and, solely because of this, will probably give this a shot (assuming it's $0.99 or free). That said, I expect to be inundated with reasons NOT to play the game.

    However, the reason for my post, is that I would appreciate genuine (not snarky or sarcastic) explanation (or link to a similar forum post) for the popularity of Card Battlers. I loved Magic and other CCG's, but modern card battlers (even those with BIG licenses) on iOS seem to lack much of the depth and artistry of their IRL predecessors. Maybe this is more "old man" grumbling, but I truly am mystified by the popularity of (seemingly shallow) card battlers.

  • Poo

    With more ads than where's my water 2

  • KoRoV

    First tiny ds and now this???
    Disney ruins star wars games. Im a sw fan and played almost all sw games, but this is disaster and evil use of sw licence!
    If i could i would buy thq's tfu falcon guner and trench run even if it cost 15$. Shame i didnt buy my iphone earlie, now those good games are unavaible for me 🙁 But this is just... No coment...

  • KoRoV

    But it seams disney doesnt bother to read coments like those on ta...

  • chuckdoom

    Where the hell is FF VI? lol