Star Wars: Hunters: Get Ready for Intergalactic Action

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It’s safe to say that a game like Star Wars: Hunters is to be expected. After all, squad-based and online multiplayer games are trending nowadays and it is high time that this franchise joins the scene.

What’s surprising, however, is that Lucasfilm Games went with Zynga for this one. We say that considering Zynga is known for games like Farmville, Words with Friends, and Empires & Allies. If you’re not familiar with those games mentioned, they’ve been released either on Facebook or on mobile platforms.

You can watch the trailer below:

In the game, players need to form a team using a cast of unique and new characters from the Star Wars universe and duke it out in real-time at an arena. Characters include, among others, bounty hunters, Imperial Stormtroopers, and even heroes of the Rebellion.

To get an idea of which characters players can expect, the game is set between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. If you’ve seen the trailer, you've noticed the Wookie and the fighter that carries a red lightsaber. That also means in terms of story, it’s set just after the Galactic Empire fell.

Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly shared that while the game is inspired by the film franchise, it offers a new look and feel. Reilly added that they’re excited particularly for Switch players to try out this one.

Star Wars: Hunters is free-to-play and launching on Nintendo Switch and mobile platforms sometime this year. Learn more about the game here.

The Skywalker Saga

Star Wars: Hunters isn’t the only Star Wars game arriving this year. There’s the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga to be released on different platforms including PC, Switch, and consoles. This is the sixth in the Lego Star Wars series.

Based on the title, players can expect to experience all the nine main films. That means the original trilogy, the prequels, and the sequel trilogy, making the game different from other Lego games. Generally, the Lego video games have a linear structure. For this game, players can start with any of the episodes and complete them in any order.

Learn more about the game here.

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