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New ‘Star Wars’ Games Are Coming Your Way

There are many upcoming Star Wars games coming out soon, and fans couldn't be happier. Today we're looking at some of the most exciting new titles from the galaxy far, far away.
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Star Wars fans are getting spoiled by incredible new media like TV shows and movies lately. LucasFilm is pouring resources into the sci-fi franchise thanks to its lucrative arrangement with Disney. While most Star Wars fans know the franchise as a movie series, some of the best Star Wars media is interactive. Video games like Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars Battlefront are just as beloved as The Empire Strikes Back and The Force Awakens

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Star Wars fans are ready for a slew of new games. EA’s exclusive license to create titles in the galaxy far, far away is ending soon, and other developers are prepared to open the floodgates on their projects. Of course, EA still has some Star Wars tricks up their sleeves, like the highly-anticipated Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2

Star Wars: Hunters

First up, let’s look at the Switch and mobile title Star Wars: Hunters. The competitive arena combat game focuses on small-scale skirmishes in varied locations. Players will choose from a diverse roster of fighters, including Wookiee warriors, Force users, and notorious outlaws.

Star Wars: Hunters’ gameplay will connect players with others in real-time for competitive arena battles. Hunters will work together to combine their skills and eliminate enemies while keeping themselves alive in this fast-paced multiplayer title. 

The game takes place after the fall of the Galactic Empire, as depicted in Return of the Jedi. The galaxy becomes a lawless wasteland in the aftermath of the Galactic Civil War, leaving the Outer Rim to fend for itself as organized criminals and bloodthirsty bounty hunters run the show. 

Respawn Star Wars FPS

While Star Wars fans might know Respawn as the studio behind 2019’s excellent Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, longtime gamers will recognize them as the team behind shooting games like Titanfall and Apex Legends. As such, fans of the studio were ecstatic when EA announced that Respawn is making a first-person shooter in the Star Wars universe.

The currently-untitled game is one of the most anticipated Star Wars titled in years due to the talent attached to its development. Peter Hirschmann, who worked on the original Star Wars Battlefront series, is leading the untitled project’s development. Hirschmann also helped create iconic titles like Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and The Force Unleashed. 

Some fans hope that the Respawn title will focus on multiplayer battles, while others want it to be a single-player, story-driven game. Either way, the studio’s track record shows that they can excel at both. EA hasn’t announced a release window for the unnamed project yet, so fans shouldn’t expect it this year. 

Ubisoft Star Wars Game

One of the best things about EA losing the exclusive license for Star Wars games is that other AAA studios can share their take on the galaxy far, far away. Ubisoft, the publisher behind mega-franchises like Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry, will be among the first major publishers to try their hand at the beloved franchise after the exclusivity deal ends. 

Gaming outlets don’t know much about Ubisoft’s Star Wars game yet. Currently, all we know is that Massive Entertainment, the studio behind looter-shooter The Division, is working on “The Star Wars Project,” as Ubisoft calls it. 

Some fans hope that Ubisoft’s Star Wars entry acts as a spiritual successor to the unreleased by highly-anticipated Star Wars 1313. LucasArts revealed Star Wars 1313 at E3 in June 2012, but corporate reshuffling and EA’s acquisition of the Star Wars license resulted in the game’s cancellation. The game’s pre-release trailers suggested it would have focused on the seedy underbelly of Coruscant, with characters like Boba Fett set to appear. 

Others speculate that Ubisoft’s Star Wars project might be a live-service shooting title, like Massive’s previous game, The Division. Such a game would be poetic, as it would compete with Bungie’s immensely popular Destiny 2. Destiny is a long-running multiplayer looter-shooter that takes visual inspiration from the Star Wars franchise. 

Bit Reactor Star Wars Strategy Game

Bit Reactor is a new studio that falls under EA’s umbrella and is comprised of veteran developers who worked on the XCOM franchise. EA announced in January 2022 that the newly-formed studio is working on a strategy game set in the Star Wars universe. Fans quickly took to the internet to speculate about the game’s features, as EA offered few concrete details regarding the title aside from its genre and developers.

The announcement that XCOM devs are working on a turn-based strategy game in the Star Wars setting is enough to make some educated guesses. Fans foresee a tense, high-stakes tactical shooter, marrying XCOM’s head-scratching combat and Star Wars’ aesthetic sensibilities. It’s not hard to imagine a strategy game where players control an elite team of Clone Commandos squaring off against murderous droid troopers in claustrophobic locations.

Other fans have suggested a very different approach to the turn-based strategy genre. Some hope the game is a faithful adaptation of Atomic Mass Games’ popular X-Wing Miniatures Game. The tabletop X-Wing title features a unique movement system in which players secretly determine maneuvers at the start of each turn. After ships get into position, players take turns rolling dice to see which of their pilots land attacks and which get blown to bits.

Either way, the Star Wars strategy title is in good hands. Fans can’t wait to see what Bit Reactor comes up with.

Star Wars Eclipse

Star Wars Eclipse will be the first video game set in the High Republic era. The game will take place roughly 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace, offering players a unique glimpse into an era previously explored in comics and novels. Development studio Quantic Dream hasn’t announced a release date yet, but fans could expect the title as soon as 2023. 

The developers have referred to the game as an action-adventure title with branching storylines that rely on player choice.

Players will help shape the future in an uncharted region of the Outer Rim, Star Wars’ lawless stretch of space in the corner of the galaxy. The game will feature new characters and an original storyline that showcases the Jedi at the height of their powers. The High Republic era is the Golden Age of the Jedi Order, which means players will see the noble knights in a new light in Eclipse

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is one of the most beloved RPGs ever made. It’s easily one of the best Star Wars video games and legions of fans sing its praises online. Now, new and returning fans alike will enjoy the legendary title again with the upcoming remake. 

Rumor has it that the updated re-release will be more than a graphical facelift. Fans can expect a full-blown remake, like the recent Final Fantasy VII reimagining, that focuses on action and spectacle.

Game studio Aspyr is working on the remake, which makes sense. Aspyr’s previous credits include work on numerous remasters of older Star Wars titles, like Republic Commando and Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

Rumors suggest Aspyr is taking inspiration from recent action titles like God of War and Nioh, eschewing the original title’s Dungeons and Dragons-inspired turn-based combat system. While some fans might resent this change, it wouldn’t come as a surprise. Final Fantasy VII’s remake also ditched turn-based encounters for an action-focused combat system. 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a masterpiece. It’s one of the best games of 2019 and easily in the running for the best Star Wars game ever made. The only complaint critics can honestly level at the game is that it ends. That’s why fans are so excited that Respawn is already working on a sequel to the third-person action-adventure title!

EA announced the Respawn-helmed sequel in January 2022 alongside Bit Reactor’s strategy title and Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars shooting game. Fans are excited for another Fallen Order entry, as the first one leaves the story in a perfect place for more adventures. Spoilers for Fallen Order 1 follow, so be warned!

At the end of Fallen Order, Cal and Cere decide to abandon their plan to restart the Jedi Order. Faced with opposition from the terrifying Sith Lord Darth Vader, they decide that it’s safest to destroy the Holocron so the Empire doesn’t discover the identities of Force-sensitive children. With their mission behind them, Cal playfully asks his crew where they want to go next, leaving the door wide open for adventures in the exciting Era of the Empire. 

What could the future hold for Cal and his friends? Some fans hope Cal will meet other Jedi survivors like Luke Skywalker, Kanan Jarrus, and Ahsoka Tano in the sequel. Others want to see the game explore the background of the Night Sisters since Merrin has joined the Mantis crew and is seemingly the last of her kind. 

The sequel has no official title or confirmed release date yet, but rumors indicate Fallen Order 2 could release as soon as the fourth quarter of 2022. One thing is certain: fans are eager to get back into the galaxy far, far away, and more games are coming than you can shake a lightsaber at!