Star Wars Force ArenaIf you're a Star Wars fan, you should be getting very excited right now. Lucasfilm and Netmarble have just announced that they are working together to bring a real-time PvP game called Star Wars: Force Arena to mobile. You can pick either the Rebellion or the Empire, choose a squad of units, and fight other players in real-time. You build squads by recruiting characters with all kinds of skills and abilities as well as character cards, which you can get after each battle and use to upgrade and improve your squad. I don't know yet exactly how you'll control your squad, so it remains to be seen how the game will actually play.

Star Wars Force ArenaThere are some fun ideas in the game like getting a boost if you bring both Han Solo and Chewbacca to battle. Speaking of characters, the game has over 65 characters, vehicles, and units on launch including Luke, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and many more. In terms of content, the game will come with a single player mode, a training mode, as well as 1v1 and 2v2 multiplayer. Sounds fantastic to me. The game is a MOBA in the strict definition of the term, but whether it will feel like most other MOBAs out there remains to be seen. If you're planning on playing the game, head here to pre-register. All those who sign up will get crystals as a reward, and those crystals can be used as in-game currency to buy items or upgrade characters. Excited?

Star Wars Force Arena

  • curtneedsaride

    Well, for their sake, hopefully there are plenty of SW MOBA fans out there. Personally, I'd rather have a high polished port of the Super SW trilogy, or an early release of LEGO SW RO, since I can't stand these F2P SW games.

    • waxthirteen

      Is there a Rogue One lego game in the works or are you speculating?

      • curtneedsaride

        LEGO teased a Rogue One photo that had posed LEGO figures in the same pose as the actual Rogue One characters in a real photo. Could have just been teasing the Rogue One LEGO sets... But a game will probably follow. However, it hasn't been announced. I'd love to see it around the movie's release, but maybe it'll end up being around the BluRay release like The Force Awakens. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a74869385cc4ed527f12876162facfbc673eae3c57a3cadc55f3b3fd871a1b15.png

      • http://wizodd.tumblr.com Wizard of Odyssey

        I dunno, the movie was pretty dark. I suspect we will just see toys.

        I opened an Australian iTunes account and have been trying this Force Arena game. There are mini-rigs (like the old Kenner toys) in the game!

      • curtneedsaride

        A little bit darker Star Wars movie would make for a perfect Arkham-style third-person Action/RPG for consoles/mobiles. It's just ridiculous that we don't get solid games for such a big license. The Dark Knight Rises had a great mobile game, and something between that and KOTOR would be perfect for Rogue One. Add some vehicle levels... Just sad all we get is PvP. card-collecting, and this.

      • http://wizodd.tumblr.com Wizard of Odyssey

        I'm astounded they haven't tried to re-use the assets from The Old Republic, which EA sunk $100M into and relatively few people played. Seems there's a missed opportunity for a redone single player KOTOR in there somewhere.

        I want some vehicle action too. Thank goodness for Galaxy on Fire.

  • justcallmedewey

    Hopping on the Clash Royale bandwagon. I'll wait for Soul of Eden

    • MintCity

      Yep...:/

    • waxthirteen

      Wow thanks for mentioning that game. It looks great! When the heck is it coming out?!

  • http://wizodd.tumblr.com Wizard of Odyssey

    Why the heck don't they make a digital version of X-Wing Miniatures?

  • Montanx HS

    This is out now in Australia for soft launch.

    • waxthirteen

      Thanks!

    • Aaron Marroquin

      and how is it Montanx?

      • waxthirteen

        I think it's not very good πŸ™ it's definitely a Battle Royale clone, but a lot clunkier and nowhere near as charming or appealing. Just feels like a B-team whipped up something quick and slapped a Star Wars skin on it in a blatant attempt to cash in on BR's success.

        I'll play a few more rounds, but I'm sure this will be uninstalled by morning.

      • WakenBake

        I downloaded it the other day and I feel the same way. It could be so much better but it's just a non polished clash royal meets moba.

  • loophole

    It's way fun, but are there any social features? I saw the that there is trading, but can you play with friends?

  • solletaire

    Sigh... this sounds, well, not very interesting... Does anyone know if there is any story?