I hope you're excited to play more Star Wars mobile games because there's another one coming called Star Wars: Rise to Power. This mobile strategy game (which can mean so many things these days) tells the story of the war between the Empire and the dawning New Republic. Players will have a say on which side of the war gets to reign supreme, which also translates into this being a social game. You will choose a faction (of course), establish your base (as to be expected), and build a fleet of starships. And then you go to war, if your alliance is strong enough and loyal. To become more powerful and reign supreme, you have to outwit your opponents in carefully orchestrated attacks, carefully crafted diplomatic moves, or straight up deception. And, since this is an EA Star Wars game, you could probably also win by buying more loot boxes than the other side and getting access to better stuff faster than others.

If you have an Android, you can sign up for the closed pre-alpha test now. Sorry iOS players, no alpha testing for you at this point. The survey you need to complete before signing up for testing gives clues as to what kind of game Star Wars: Rise to Power will be. One of the questions asks whether you've played games like Boom Beach, Clash of Kings, Mobile Strike, Game of War, Clash of Clans, etc for more than a month. That selection of titles should give you an idea of what expectations to have. In other words, keep that credit card info handy. Stay tuned for more info on the game soon.

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

    Anyone know what happened to Star Wars: Rivals? It looked like a cute multiplayer shooter, still in pre-release, but haven't heard anything.

    • Maude St. Nubbins

      The NZ/ AU soft launch just got an update last week, so they're still working on it. That said, it's not a traditional online shooter, it's similar to Contract Killer or Frontline Commando. No free movement except to different cover points, single player levels are on rails. Loot crates dropping character shards and upgrade bits, you know, the usual F2P collectathon.

  • curtneedsaride

    Ahhhhh, it's EA's version of Star Wars Commander. Since Disney owns Commander, it was only a matter of time before EA put a similar game out there. So greedy and unoriginal... but worst of all, boring.

    • Dailon Huskey

      Agreed! You nailed it
      I’m mad about battlefront 2 what am I saying I don’t like ea at all after they ruined FIFA on mobile won’t be long and they will ruin it on console too

  • Modjular

    I don't care about originality. If they put out a really polished Clash Royale clone with a thick layer of Star Wars on top, i think I'd try it.

    • Godspoken

      It exists, it's called Force Arena and it's actually pretty darn fun.

      • Modjular

        Hm, I'll have to try it. But from what I can see from the screenshots, they tried to squeeze detailed 3D models into a small screen, a problem that a lot of mobile games have.

      • RunningWild

        Its very playable with lots of various camera options. Give it a whirl. Lots of fun.