Star Wars: Uprising, a collaboration between Disney, Lucasfilm, and the game developer Kabam, will let people play as smugglers, bounty hunters, rebel guerillas, diplomats, and gamblers as they go on missions in the Anoat Sector, home of the planet Hoth from The Empire Strikes Back. Players can collect gear, learn different abilities, and organize crews and factions.
“In the days following the Battle of Endor and the fall of the Emperor, the Anoat sector has been locked down by the Empire,” reads the description on the game’s website. “With the Rebel Alliance on the other side of the Iron Blockade, it falls to the sector’s smugglers, freedom fighters, bounty hunters and gangsters to join forces and form an uprising. The Galaxy needs a new hero. What kind will you be? Decide and become a part of Star Wars history.”
For those who want to get a better sense of what Uprising will look like, StarWars.com has a special preview gallery of character types and locales. For those who want to play as soon as possible, the game’s website lets you pre-register for a chance to vote on in-game content and earn in-game rewards such as a free stormtrooper helmet.
Beta testing is expected to begin in the next few weeks.
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