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It looks like you’ll have another game to add to your phone’s Star Wars folder.
Lucasfilm and Korean mobile developer Netmarble have announced a Star Wars: Force Arena, a new mobile title based on the popular franchise. Star Wars is one of the biggest brands in the world, which makes it an ideal fit for the $36 billion mobile market.
Netmarble is calling the free-to-play Force Arena a “real-time PvP game,” with PvP standing for “player vs. player.” Looking at the above screenshot, it looks a lot like a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA). MOBAs like League of Legends are some of the most popular games in the world. It was really only a matter of time until Star Wars tried to make one of its own. However, Netmarbles gameplay description says that you can command a “squadron of units.” MOBAs typically have players controlling a single character.
“We are thrilled to announce Star Wars: Force Arena, a real-time PvP mobile game based on the globally popular Star Wars franchise,” said Seungwon Lee, chief marketing officer of Netmarble Games, noted in a press release sent to GamesBeat.. “We hope to bring the same level of excitement to the mobile arena that Star Wars has given its fans around the world. Sign-up for pre-registration today, and be notified when the game goes live as we kick-off a whole new adrenaline-fueled Star Wars adventure together.“
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Force Arena will feature 65 characters, including favorites like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and even Ezra Bridger from the Rebels cartoon on Disney XD.
Star Wars has had a strong presence on mobile since Disney bought the brand in 2012, including games like Star Wars: Commander and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. The apps with their in-game purchases are another way for Disney to make money off the brand, while also promoting upcoming films like December’s Rogue One.
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