Zynga and Lucasfilm Games have revealed Star Wars: Hunters, a competitive arena combat game coming to Nintendo Switch and mobile devices this year.
The experience promises to “bring players together to engage in thrilling, squad-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters.”
Star Wars: Hunters is set after the fall of the Galactic Empire and will connect players in real-time battles across settings that take inspiration from iconic Star Wars locales. Choosing from a cast of “unique and idiosyncratic” new characters such as bounty hunters, heroes of the Rebellion and Imperial Stormtroopers, the action game will look to immerse you in fast-paced conflict.
“Bringing Star Wars: Hunters to the Nintendo Switch and its passionate fan-base marks an exciting milestone for Zynga,” enthuses Zynga president of publishing, Bernard Kim. “We created Star Wars: Hunters for every fan who has ever dreamed about playing a high-intensity action game set in the Star Wars galaxy and are excited to see Switch players embrace our foray into console gaming.”
Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of publisher and developer relations Steve Singer adds: “We are delighted that Zynga is bringing their first console game, Star Wars: Hunters, to Nintendo Switch. We look forward to Nintendo Switch players around the globe experiencing this world-renowned franchise in a new way.”
Lucasfilm Games vice president Douglas Reilly explains: “Star Wars: Hunters draws inspiration from classic Star Wars stories and settings, but with a look and feel that is different from anything we have done before. We’re thrilled to introduce this wildly creative cast of characters to our fans on Nintendo Switch, where they can join with their friends in thrilling battles at home or on the go.”
Star Wars: Hunters will be available free to download for the Nintendo Switch, on the App Store and on Google Play worldwide in 2021. Star Wars: Hunters will not require a Nintendo Switch Online membership to download and play.