The game is cross-platform compatible, so iOS and Android gamers will be able to go head-to-head.
What's the appeal? Well, it's being able to, of course, play legendary characters and then pit them against each other in the Star Wars universe. We've seen mentions of new characters like Finn and Phasma, as well as classics like Han, Luke, Leia, Vader, and Chewie from the original. It'll make it tougher but there lies the attraction for ardent PVP-ers. Now up for pre-registration on Google Play, Star Wars: Rivals is a PvP title, all about ducking behind cover, moving to better positions, and blowing away your enemies.
Not only are there a bunch of characters to unlock, there are also weapons too. You'll recognise a few of these like Chewbacca's bowcaster and Han Solo's DL-44 pistol.
Players will battle it out in familiar surroundings like the Death Star and Jakku.
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Today, Lucasfilm and Disney officially announced Star Wars: Rivals - the first real-time Star Wars competitive action shooter for mobile devices. Like most action shooter games, Star Wars: Rivals is "free-to-play' but offers in-app purchases that cost anywhere between $4.99 and $99.99". Jyn Erso versus Director Krennic. You can fight on a variety of planets, including Bespin, Scarif, Jakku, and the Death Star, and joining a faction will allow you to get increased damage, health, etc.
Lucasfilm and Disney have announced a new PvP mobile game for iOS and Android and it features "Star Wars" characters. Players who download from Google Play will get a special bonus: exclusive access to death trooper support units.
"App Store users will get exclusive access to Rebel Special Forces (SpecForces) support units for a limited time when the game launches", the blog post adds.