Disney announces new Star Wars: Rivals action shooter for Android and iOS


"Highlighting legendary clashes, the character roster is an all-star lineup spanning multiple eras of Star Wars, allowing players to experience the saga's most famous conflicts", Lucasfilm and Disney said in a post published on the official "Star Wars" website. Get a first look in the screenshots below. Like most action shooter games, Star Wars: Rivals is "free-to-play' but offers in-app purchases that cost anywhere between $4.99 and $99.99". This has resulted in a heap of Star Wars titles flooding the Play Store, and the latest to enter the ring is Star Wars: Rivals. Players will have to form a team composed of their favorite characters, each of which have their own different roles and abilities.

Heros can be swapped in and out of battles at any given time, and there are quite a few to choose from - including Darth Vader, Captain Phasma, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Jyn Erso, Chewbacca, and others.

Not only are there a bunch of characters to unlock, there are also weapons too.

Star Wars: Rivals take place in familiar places like the Death Star, Jakku, Bespin, Scarif, or Hoth. Arenas/ environments on the game are similar to those previously seen in Star Wars. Defeat rivals in combat to gain extra Battle Points and win faster as you ascend the leaderboards. This will grant players faction bonuses like increased damage and health regeneration.

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Users can download Star Wars: Rivals from the Google Play Store and Apple Store.

Lucasfilm also applied for a trademark on Star Wars: Rivals on February 23, 2017. So, you can compete in PvP arenas by challenging players cross-platform in real-time combat. As reported by Touch Arcade, the game already had its soft launch in Australia past year in June.

Disney continues to capitalize on the Star Wars franchise and what better way to keep fans entertained than another Star Wars mobile game.