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Star Wars Hunters coming to Switch, iOS and Android in 2021

Published: 04:28, 18 February 2021
Star Wars Hunters by Nintendo, Zynga, Lucasfilm Games, Boss Alien and Natural Motion Games
Star Wars Hunters by Nintendo, Zynga, Lucasfilm Games, Boss Alien and Natural Motion Games

Nintendo Direct has given us quite a few announcements, but none of them with five developers on a single game, as is the case with Star Wars Hunters.

Nintendo and the rest of the crew shared surprisingly little info in the trailer, so we basically know nothing beyond the vague hints and genre classification the team provided.

So, Star Wars Hunters is a multiplayer arena game that is slated for launch in the latter part of 2021. It will be free-to-play once it launches on Switch, iOS and Android, with Nintendo planning on full cross-play between the three platforms on day one.

This also explains why the credits list Lucasfilm Games, Zynga, Natural Motion Games, Boss Alien and Nintendo - the studios will most likely be tasked with handling individual platforms.

Unfortunately, the website isn't very helpful at the moment, as it features a single blurb saying, "Join the greatest Hunters from the Star Wars galaxy in real-time cross-play squad battles. Dominate grand arenas using skill and tactics as you engage in thrilling combat to reign victorious with your team."

Star Wars Hunters' YouTube trailer has provided few bits of information we haven't seen elsewhere, such as the game taking place after the fall of the Galactic Empire. There's no mention of the potential setting either, although the blurb suggests locations will be inspired by iconic SW spots.

The trailer description on YouTube also confirms that Star Wars Hunters will bring a specially created "diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters". Which sounds exactly like Lucasfilm's recent licensing preferences, where they gave the likes of EA and Ubisoft complete control and even encouraged them to create original stories, solar systems, planets, etc. 

You can find the Star Wars Hunters website here .

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