You don’t have to wait until December for a taste of the next Star Wars story.
Disney announced today that the mobile strategy game Star Wars: Commander is receiving new content based on the upcoming film, Rogue One. The update, available now, adds characters and vehicles from the movie, including Shoretroopers, Rebel Commandos, Gigoran Fighters, and AT-ACTs. Star Wars: Commander originally came out in 2014, but new content like this will keep players engaged with the iOS, Android, and Windows Phone title, giving it more of a chance to take advantage of the $36 billion mobile industry.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes to theaters on December 16. It takes place before the events of the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope, and tells the story of how the Rebels stole the plans for the Death Star. Disney is a master of media synergy, using games, TV, movies, and more to cross-promote products.
The update also adds a new Armory feature. It allows players to customize the appearance of troops.