Aside from Lightsabers, there's one other aspect of Star Wars I've always been drawn to and that's the huge variety of ships you see throughout all the different films. Whether that's the iconic Millenium Falcon or Darth Vader's TIE Fighter. They all look and sound amazing.
Now, Joymax Corp and Lucasfilm have announced that they'll be making a game where you'll be able to pilot and battle in all of those ships. It's called Stars Wars: Starfighter Missions and will be heading to select Asian countries in 2020. At the moment, we only know that it will be heading to mobile, though I imagine that will include both iOS and Android.
It wouldn't be Star Wars without mention of the dark or light side and you'll have to make that choice here before collecting and upgrading a variety of ships from a roster of over 80. You'll then take them for a spin in battles above planets from the series' storied history alongside reliving iconic space dogfights from both the original and new trilogies.
You'll not just be collecting and piloting one ship at a time though, you'll also work to form a squadron that you'll be able to shift around in the midst of battle. Each starfighter will have their set of skills and weapons to bear in mind before deploying them. It sounds very much like a gacha game then, but instead of collecting heroes, it'll be ships.
There will be three different modes to play that include Campaign, Challenge and Epic Battle. The Campaign will provide players with new Starfighters for each stage they beat whilst Epic Battle will feature well-known skirmishes from the series and rewards players with ships you can't obtain in the Campaign. Finally, Challenge will allow players to go head-to-head and battle for leaderboard supremacy.
Star Wars: Starfighter Missions is set to release in select Asian countries sometime in 2020. There are no specific details on price and platform as of yet but we'll be sure to update when we know more.Interested in more upcoming games? Here are 47 of the best games available in soft launch