New LEGO Star Wars Battles game announced for Apple Arcade only

LEGO Star Wars Battles key art. Photo:
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Many Star Wars fans may be patiently waiting for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga to come out. And as LEGO confirmed last week at Gamescom, that game won’t be coming out until spring 2022. So we’ll have to do a little more waiting until then. But, something else is coming out from LEGO Star Wars in the meantime, but not on such a grand scale.

Announced today, the new game LEGO Star Wars Battles will be coming soon, exclusively to Apple Arcade. This means if you’re subscribed to Apple Arcade, you can play the game on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and even Apple TV — granted it meets the minimum iOS required to run the game.

This game is being billed as a PvP game, in which you get to build up your own army to battle against other players online. In this, you can have both Dark Side and Light Side teams, and the characters have their own special moves. Luke Skywalker, for example, has a Force push move while Darth Vader uses a Force slam as one of his special abilities.

There have only been a few images released of the game so far, which you can see on, and it doesn’t look half-bad for what it’s worth. No, you don’t get to play out levels the same way the classic LEGO Star Wars games are. But if you’re into mobile gaming like this, it should be a fun one. They’re even boasting that there will be content from the likes of The Clone Wars as well, so there should be plenty of good stuff for people to enjoy.

How to play LEGO Star Wars Battles

Unfortunately, since LEGO Star Wars Battles is an Apple Arcade exclusive, it sounds like this game won’t be available on the regular App Store if you have an Apple device. It also sounds like it won’t be available anywhere else, such as the Google Play store, if you happen to have another mobile device.

But if you do want to play it, the Apple Arcade subscription costs $4.99 a month (the first month is free). With that, you’ll have access to other exclusive games, including certain games that are already on the App Store — but with the added bonus of extra content, no ads, and more.

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