A new LEGO mobile game is on the way, with LEGO Star Wars Battles due for release next year.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm have announced LEGO Star Wars Battles, an action strategy game for mobile devices. It promises to include familiar characters, vehicles and locations with multiplayer battles.
The game has been developed by TT Games Brighton and allows gamers to select characters from anywhere in the Star Wars saga and then pit them against one another as part of a deck of forces to be used in fast-paced matches. According to the announcement, “intuitive touch controls” will allow players to dive into a strategy game that requires them to destroy the enemy.
“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.”
Content will be included from the nine episodic Star Wars movies, The Clone Wars and Rogue One. Characters announced so far include Luke Skywalker, Rey, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Porgs, Stormtroopers and Battle Droids. Vehicles will include AT-ATs, TIE Bombers and the Millennium Falcon while locations will include Scarif, Naboo, Hoth, Endor and Geonosis.
Next year will also see the release of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga for PC and consoles.
LEGO Star Wars Battles will be released in 2020, free to download with in-app purchases.