Star Wars: Hunters is a “”competitive arena fight video game” “featuring new characters
Star Wars: Hunters, a new multiplayer title for the Nintendo Switch and mobile, was announced throughout last night’s Nintendo Direct.
A short teaser trailer provided us a few hints regarding what we might anticipate, panning previous holograms a number of new characters, from a Flametrooper and a Sith fighter to an axe-wielding Wookie and a Mandalorian-style fugitive hunter. From there, a blast door opens on what seems to be a gladiatorial arena. It’s difficult to get a sense of what’s going on from the fog of war, however you can certainly hear the roar of the crowd and see the obvious flicker of a Jedi’s blue lightsaber.
Beyond that teaser, there’s not much to go on for those trying to figure out what Star Wars: Hunters really is, but a news release from designer Zynga enters into a bit more information. The group describes its approaching title as “a competitive arena fight video game,” featuring “thrilling, squad-based multiplayer fights.” That sounds a little like a mobile Star Wars MOBA, in the vein of the similarity Pokemon Unite and League of Legends: Wild Rift.
While details are scarce, hopefully we’ll learn more pretty soon. Star Wars: Hunters is due to release later this year, so there’s most likely to be more available in the coming months. If you can’t wait that long, you can keep your nose to the ground for news on Ubisoft’s upcoming Star Wars video game, however that’s likely to be even further away.