Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm have announced LEGO Star Wars Battles, which will be a brand new action strategy mobile game. As you might expect, it will include iconic LEGO Star Wars characters, vehicles, and locations. However, it will also include real-time 1v1 multiplayer.
The game is being developed by TT Games Brighton and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Playdemic. The game's description reads:
LEGO Star Wars Battles allows players to mix and match characters and vehicles from all eras of the Star Wars galaxy, building a deck of light side or dark side forces to battle in fast-paced, competitive matches. With intuitive touch controls, players will deploy troops and build LEGO towers on the battlefield to defend and capture territory as they attempt to destroy their opponents' base.
"We're very proud to extend the LEGO Star Wars video game legacy with LEGO Star Wars Battles, a new experience built from the ground up for mobile devices," said Jason Avent, Studio Head, TT Games Brighton. "We hope players will enjoy the unique combination of LEGO Star Wars with deep strategy in deck building and innovative territory capture by constructing LEGO towers."
"For over 15 years, LEGO Star Wars video games have been offering a unique take on Star Wars, engaging and delighting fans around the world," said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. "We are thrilled to bring new LEGO Star Wars experiences to mobile audiences with LEGO Star Wars Battles, which introduces new ways to play in a galaxy far, far away that is still uniquely LEGO."
"LEGO Star Wars Battles brings all of the action and light-hearted charm of LEGO games to an ever-growing, global audience of mobile players," said Sean McEvoy, Vice President, Digital Games, The LEGO Group. "It's easy to pick-up and play and offers fun, fast-paced LEGO gameplay for both new and experienced players."
The game will feature content from all nine of the Star Wars saga films, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Rogue One, so it's got content from almost all of the movies and the animated series. Which is pretty darn cool. Players can collect iconic characters like Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, and even Darth Vader himself. Porgs, Stormtroopers, Battle Droids, and At-ATs will be available as well.
LEGO Star Wars Battles is coming in 2020 to the App Store and Google Play and will be a free title. However, there will be in-app purchases.