Star Wars: Uprising - New Mobile RPG Will Explore the Period Between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens

Thursday, 04 June 2015 - 11:18AM
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Thursday, 04 June 2015 - 11:18AM
Star Wars: Uprising - New Mobile RPG Will Explore the Period Between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens
The Star Wars Universe is expanding with the announcement of a new Star Wars mobile video game, which will allow players to explore the time between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Created through a partnership with Kabam, Star Wars: Uprising will give players the opportunity to take control of new Star Wars characters who range from Bounty Hunters to Smugglers to Galactic Diplomats.



"Star Wars: Uprising will feature key events set in the Anoat Sector, inclusive of Hoth and Cloud City, and will allow players to create characters, go on missions, build their gear and skills, and organize crews and factions to participate in wide-ranging battles," reads the announcement on StarWars.com."Keeping up with tradition of Star Wars roleplaying games, players will learn hundreds of new abilities and collect classic gear and equipment conducive to creating their own takes on iconic roles: Smuggler, Bounty Hunter, Rebel Guerilla, Diplomat, Gambler, or something new entirely."



The story behind Star Wars: Uprising has been a coordinated effort between the game's developers and LucasFilm, which means there's a strong likelihood that the events and characters introduced within it can be considered canon. Despite these new characters, the game will center on user-generated characters that gamers can level up and assign new powers to as they progress through the story. That story sees gamers transported to a remote part of the galaxy where the Empire's destruction hasn't quite caught on. This blissful ignorance is put in place by Imperial Governor Adelhard, who shuts down all communications and travel in the sector as soon as he hears of the Emperor's death. 

The game has been described as a 'dungeon crawler' by its developers, and though it will be free to play, there will unsurprisingly be in-game purchases available. Purchases won't be required to keep your player alive, but if you want the best weapons and gadgets the game has to offer, expect to cough up some cash. There will also be content that is unlockable through multi-player team-ups. Dozens upon dozens of players will embark on massive battles against each other, which after their conclusion will leave new storylines behind for players to explore.



Star Wars: Uprising is expected to open up for beta testing in the next few weeks, with a wide-release expected in the fall.
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