There’s exciting news for gamers this morning as Fantasy Flight Games announced that it has entered a comprehensive licensing partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd. for the worldwide rights to publish card, roleplaying, and miniatures games set in the popular Star Wars™ universe!
Two have already been announced: X-Wing will be a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, pitted against each other in fast-paced space combat. FFG promise stunningly detailed and painted miniatures and exciting Star Wars space combat in several included scenarios (or you can create your own). You can also customize your ship and crew with advanced rules that let you allot resources to your ships: your pilot, fighter specifications, and (in the case of the X-wing) Astromech droid, all of which have a direct impact on your strategy.
Star Wars: The Card Game is a cooperative Living Card Game (LCG) that puts 1-4 players in command of a Rebel strike force and mission team. Players will launch fleets of starships and direct some of the most famous heroes in the Star Wars galaxy as they confront the might of the Empire. By working together, players can fend off Imperial assaults and complete their mission, winning the game! We’re told they’ll be a wealth of characters, starships, missions, and enemies, and it looks like this game will have some similarities to the recently released Lord of the Rings Card Game, with a range of deck-building strategies: Military, Rogue, Tech and Operations.
Stay tuned for more information as it comes in. May the force be with you!