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Today Kabam announced that they're working on a new RPG called Star Wars: Uprising. The all-new mobile game is set between the events of Star Wars films Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
"Star Wars: Uprising will introduce a new chapter of the Star Wars universe that will illuminate dramatic events in the Anoat Sector, inclusive of Hoth and Cloud City, following the Battle of Endor and the death of the Emperor," Kabam says of the game. "Players will learn hundreds of abilities and collect iconic Star Wars gear to create their own takes on the next generation of heroes: Smuggler, Bounty Hunter, Rebel Guerilla, Diplomat, Gambler or something completely unique."
The first trailer shows the outset of this conflict. The Imperial commander in the Anoat Sector claims that the Emperor isn't dead and says Imperial forces will crush anyone who tries to test their authority. Rebels and criminals, however, are preparing for war.
After creating their characters, players will send them into battle against the Empire. You can do so alone or with friends. Unfortunately, they didn't show any actual footage of the game during today's reveal.
Kabam's announcement also mentions "sector-wide battles. The results of these battles will determine what planets, characters and gear are added to the game. It's unclear how these battles work but presumably it's a race between the three player factions (Rebels, Nobles, and Trade Spine League) to rack up as many accomplishments as possible in a set time period.
The beta for Star Wars: Uprising is rolling out today in "select territories." Interested gamers who pre-register on the official website will get exclusive in-game rewards, such as a Storm Trooper Helmet for their character.
Kabam's made several other licensed mobile games in the past, including Marvel Contest of Champions, The Lord of the Rings: Legends of Middle-earth and Hunger Games: Panem Rising. For Star Wars: Uprising, they enlisted former The Old Republic creative director Daniel Erickson and The Clone Wars director Danny Keller.