'Star Wars: Uprising': new 'Star Wars' game to bridge gap between 'Return of The Jedi' and 'The Force Awakens'

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Star Wars fans who just can’t wait long enough for the Star Wars fever to officially startwith the release of the Star Wars Battlefront game, and finally the release of the much anticipated new film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakenscan now satisfy themselves with an early Star Wars fix with the new game coming from Kabam in partnership with Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm, Star Wars: Uprising. The game is free to download for Android and iOS running devices, supported by in-app purchases.

The storyline of Star Wars: Uprising takes on the gap between the events at the end of Episode VI: Return of The Jedi, and before the events of Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Here is the official game description, from the game’s Google Play Store page:

  • Create the Hero the Galaxy Needs: Choose from a wide range of special skills, species, visual customizations and classic Star Wars gear to become the next Han Solo, Boba Fett or unique hero of your own design.
  • Shape the Future of the Game Universe: Join players worldwide in massive sector-wide battles to dictate the expansion of in-game content, including new planets, exclusive gear and unique crew members.
  • Real-Time Co-op Against the Empire: Explore the secrets of the sector, build a powerful crew with allies, and play alongside friends in synchronous cooperative play.
  • Brave Challenges on Classic and New Worlds: Battle your way through missions on Hoth, Cloud City and more, fighting against powerful bosses led by an ominous new adversary.

The game requires better hardware, particularly more RAM and better GPU for a smooth gaming experience. The game is only supported for Android devices running on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 and later, and is 531 MB big.

Released only on September 9, the game already shows a download count of more than 50,000 downloads for Android devices alone.