Disney is preparing the way for the anticipated release of ‘Star Wars: Episode 7.’ The giant media and entertainment conglomerate in partnership with LucasFilm has just launched the mobile game ‘Star Wars: Commander.’ The combat strategy game is free to play and is initially available exclusively for iOS users.
In case you are not aware, Disney currently owns Star Wars after it acquired LucasFim in 2012 for $4.05 billion. Immediately after that transaction, the merged companies announced the planned release of Episode 7. They added that a new Star Wars movie would be released every two or three years after that release.
This is also not the first time for Disney and LucasFilm to launch a mobile game. The two already launched ‘Star Wars: Tiny Death Star’ in November. That mobile game is available as an iOS and Android app. However, Star Wars: Commander is a role-playing game, where virtually, a player can decide whether he will be on the side of the good or the evil.
Star Wars: Commander’s gameplay starts after the events that were depicted in the 1977 original film ‘A New Hope.’ It also follows the so-called Galactic Civil War found in Episodes 4 to Episode 6. The player would decide whether the strength of the Empire or the resourcefulness of the Rebellion will take victory after the war.
You would also start by selecting a side. You can command TIE fighters, ATs-ATs, and/or stromtroopers as member of the Empire. You can also possibly list in heroes like Princess Leia or Han Solo to be part of the Rebellion. Your decision will facilitate various types of experiences since it would change and influence the storyline in the gameplay. Not surprisingly, this mobile game features an array of weaponry and technology.
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As it turns out, Disney and LucasFilm are determined to further increase anticipation over Episode 7. Aside from the mobile games, the companies are also set to release other forms of campaigns.
On October 3, Disney will release ‘Star Wars Rebels’ on its Disney Challenge. It is an hour-long special that is aimed at engaging a new generation of Star Wars fans. After that special, there would be regularly scheduled episodes that will start on October 13, exclusively on Disney XD.