At E3, Electronic Arts revealed a new mobile card collecting game called Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. The game allows you to collect your favorite heroes and villains (even your favorite starships) from the Star Wars universe and engage them in battles.
Electronic Arts describes the goal for this game and what you can expect when you play it below (via /Film):
"When we set out to make STAR WARS: GALAXY OF HEROES, we wanted to tap into the fantasy of collecting characters and starfighters and then let people enjoy the fun of playing with them creatively. We’re bringing this idea to life by allowing players to take part in battles with collections of their favorite heroes, characters, and ships from across the Star Wars™ universe. From the classic trilogy and Star Wars Rebels™ and Star Wars™: The Clone Wars™ animated TV shows, to the prequels films and beyond, we’re giving players a truly extensive Star Wars experience. We have a great partnership with the talented folks at Lucasfilm and Disney Interactive. It is that collaboration that has enabled us to deliver a unique mobile experience that brings the vastness of the epic Star Wars franchise into the palm of your hand, available later this year on the App Store and Google Play."
This game is coming out on the heels of the Topps Star Wars Card Trader game app that debuted a few months ago, and which, if my Twitter feed of Star Wars fans has been anything to go by, has been very popular among consumers. I, personally, have never played the Star Wars Card Trader game, mainly because in order to get anywhere fast in your collecting, you have to pay money (real money, not Republic credits). If this Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes app operates under the same principle, then if I do purchase it, I doubt I’ll be playing it for long.
But, for those of you who don’t mind spending money on your mobile game (or for those who enjoy taking their time in building up their collections), then this would be a great game to check out. It looks like all of your favorite characters and vehicles will be available for collecting and playing, whether you’re a fan of the films or the television shows, or both. In other words, there’s something for every Star Wars fan to enjoy.