'Star Wars: Rivals' PvP Game Announced For iOS, Android Devices

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Disney continues to capitalize on the Star Wars franchise and what better way to keep fans entertained than another Star Wars mobile game.

Lucasfilm and Disney on Thursday announced a new mobile game, Star Wars: Rivals, what they're calling the first Star Wars-based real-time competitive action shooter for mobile devices. Swap your Heroes in-and-out during the heat of battle, instantly altering how the game is played. Like most action shooter games, Star Wars: Rivals is "free-to-play' but offers in-app purchases that cost anywhere between $4.99 and $99.99".

Though, that shouldn't be too surprising for Star Wars fans to find out, as Disney is always looking to make some money.

The idea behind the game seems to be reimagining and reliving classic Star Wars battles.

'Star Wars: Rivals' PvP Game Announced For iOS, Android Devices
'Star Wars: Rivals' PvP Game Announced For iOS, Android Devices

Lucasfilm also applied for a trademark on Star Wars: Rivals on February 23, 2017. You can fight on a variety of planets, including Bespin, Scarif, Jakku, and the Death Star, and joining a faction will allow you to get increased damage, health, etc. Though, a lot of people are speculationg Lucasfilms will release Star Wars: Rivals as an animated show. The game features iconic characters like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Jyn Erso, Captain Phasma among others. Since the game supports cross-platform play, we have a feeling that this could lead to some fun battles. Additionally, players can enhance special skills like Darth Vader's Choke and Admiral Ackbar's Orbital Strike.

Players will also be able to form teams of the same faction like the Rebellion, Empire, First Order and Underworld.

Star Wars: Rivals is now up for pre-registration on Google Play (Android) and has been soft-launched in the Philippines App Store (iOS).

Preregister on Android at the Google Play store or download it from the App Store if you're on iOS. You'll get exclusive access to death trooper support units.

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