Enter the Arena With the Star Wars: Hunters Cinematic Trailer

Lucasfilm Games and Zynga have revealed a cinematic trailer showing off the characters for Star Wars: Hunters!

No sooner than I posted about some surprise gameplay footage of Star Wars: Hunters shown during the Apple Event, Lucasfilm Games has dropped a host of official info about the upcoming title. Set shortly after the Fall of the Empire, the game will a host of new characters against one another:

While the trailer is all cinematic, we get a good look at the new characters and the general idea going on here. Obviously, this is some sort of galactic gladiator style event, complete with spectators watching and everything. If the trailer has you intrigued, you can head over to the Official Star Wars: Hunters website to learn more about the individual characters and sign-up for bonuses and such.

Giving a glimpse at the planet of Vespaara, as the trailer unfolds, Hunters from across the galaxy spar in The Arena. Taking center stage, the shrewd dark side warrior Rieve wields her red lightsaber while Aran Tal, the Mandalorian stalwart, showcases his quick trigger finger and opposition to those who thirst for the dark side. Grozz, the Wookiee warrior with a penchant for disarming droids, deceptively diminutive Jawas with an arsenal of hidden weaponry, Zaina, the Rebel veteran who battles for honor over riches and other combatants from familiar factions and species report to the battlefield, squaring off in two teams of four to thrill the galaxy with all-in, all-out competitive combat. As the trailer ends, a wider look at the Arena complex is seen as the Hutt Ship, the command center hovering above the action, comes into view.

“Today’s reveal gives viewers their first look at the Arena, a competitive, spectator stadium attracting Hunters from the far reaches of the galaxy to seek their fortunes,” said Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga. “Giving a brief glimpse of the Arena’s high-stakes, team-based action, this trailer showcases just a few of the dynamic characters inspired by the Star Wars galaxy that fans will experience in the game. Our teams at NaturalMotion and Boss Alien are excited to show more updates and can’t wait for players to transition from ‘spectator’ to ‘Hunter’ in the future.”

Set after the fall of the Galactic Empire, Star Wars: Hunters will connect players in real time to battle in arena settings inspired by iconic Star Wars locales. Players will compete as daring bounty hunters, heroes of the Rebellion and hold-outs of the fallen Empire in an action game that immerses players in fast-paced and visually stunning Star Wars conflict.

Star Wars: Hunters will be available as a free download for the Nintendo Switch, on the App Store and on Google Play and will support cross-play across all platforms.

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