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Fantasy Flight Games Announces Imperial Assault

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Following up their recent announcement of Star Wars: Armada, Fantasy Flight Games has revealed Star Wars: Imperial Assault a tactical combat miniatures game following the events of A New Hope.

Victory! By destroying the Death Star, the Rebellion has given hope to a galaxy living in fear. The Empire races to recover from their crushing defeat and the loss of their ultimate weapon as the Rebel Alliance works to solidify their advantage. When an Imperial distress beacon begins to broadcast from an remote outpost on Yavin 4, a small team of elite Rebel operatives is dispatched. Their mission: to silence the signal at all costs…

Look for Imperial Assault in store in early 2015.

Star Wars: Armada Miniatures Game

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Fantasy Flight Games (Star Wars: X-wing™ Miniatures) has published official details for the new two-player miniatures game, Star Wars: Armada

Massive Star Destroyers fly to battle against Rebel corvettes and frigates. Banks of turbolasers unleash torrential volleys of fire against squadrons of X-wings and TIEs. Engineering teams race to route additional power to failing shields. Laser blasts and explosions flare across the battlefield. Even a single ship can change the tide of battle.

In Star Wars: Armada, you assume the role of fleet admiral, serving with either the Imperial Navy or Rebel Alliance. You assemble your fleet and engage the enemy. Using the game’s unique maneuver tool, you steer your capital ships across the battlefield, even while squadrons of starfighters buzz around them. Then, as these ships exchange fire, it’s your job to issue the tactical commands that will decide the course of battle and, perhaps, the fate of the galaxy.

Star Wars Commander Announced from Disney Interactive

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Star Wars™: Commander is an upcoming combat strategy game featuring characters, locations and technology from the Star Wars™universe. A limited early access to the game is being offered in select international markets on iOS and Android while rolling out globally later this summer for iOS, Android and Windows devices.

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Disney Launches Star Wars Scene Maker App

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Disney Publishing Worldwide today re-defines the storytelling experience with the release of “Star Wars Scene Maker,” a new line of creativity apps that gives kids and Star Wars fans of all ages the tools to create, control, customize, capture and share their own 3D animated Star Wars scenes. Utilizing simple, intuitive commands, the apps give fans an unrivaled user-generated storytelling experience that allows them to re-imagine and re-create iconic scenes from the Saga.

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Angry Birds Star Wars II: Hits 30M Telepod Scans

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Rovio Entertainment Ltd is proud to announce that the fans of the massively popular Angry Birds Star Wars II game have scanned their TELEPODS figures into the game more than 30 million times! Released in September 2013, the game features the most extensive roster of playable characters of any Angry Birds title so far, including the first chance to play as the pigs by joining the Pork Side. At launch, Hasbro introduced the innovative TELEPODS platform, powered by Retoy, where players use smart devices to “teleport” their physical TELEPODS figures into game, and released more than 30 different TELEPODS figures including Rebel Birds and Imperial Pigs.

To celebrate this momentous milestone, Rovio is releasing a brand-new chapter for Angry Birds Star Wars II called Rise of the Clones, which brings 44 levels featuring new gameplay elements like wind and water currents.

Click on through for the full press release…

Announcing Star Wars Apps for Next Gen Fans

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DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE LAUNCHES STAR WARS™ APPS FOR NEXT GENERATION OF FANS

New Portfolio of Apps Introduces Legendary Saga in Unique Ways; “Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace” Available Now on the App Store

GLENDALE, Calif., May 1, 2014 – Drawing from the success of its interactive storytelling products, Disney Publishing Worldwide today announced the launch of “Star Wars Journeys,” a new episodic series of apps featuring the stories, heroes and villains from a galaxy far, far away. With immersive story content and fast-paced activities and game play, “Star Wars Journeys” apps will introduce the epic Star Wars universe to the next generation of fans like never before. More than half a dozen apps are slated for release for the Kids and Entertainment categories of the App Store; “Star Wars Journeys: The Phantom Menace” is available now and additional apps in the portfolio will roll out in sequential order leading up to the release of Star Wars Episode VII.

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SWTOR Galactic Starfighter Expansion Coming Soon

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StarWars.com updates today with details of a new expansion feature coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic – Galactic Starfighter

Starfighters (with the ability to make use of special modifications) and the classic space dogfights of Star Wars are coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic. BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., and LucasArts have officially announced Galactic Starfighter, an upcoming the Free-to-Play digital expansion of the hit Star Wars: The Old Republic. The new add-on features Player-vs-Player (PvP) combat with epic 12-against-12 space battles, a variety of unique starships, a wide set of customization and upgrade options, and multiple battle zones and gameplay modes.

Head to The Official Site for the full story.