Well, you’d think something Star Wars-related were coming up in about 6 weeks, what with all the Star Wars announcements that Fantasy Flight Games has been making lately. You certainly can’t say that they’ve been sitting on the IP with nothing to show for it. They’ve just announced Star Wars: Rebellion, a new board game based on the classic trilogy of movies.
In the game (for 2-4 players), you take control of either the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance. The goal is to come to a mutual understanding and live peacefully in the galaxy. Wait, no, that’s not it. You must command armadas of starships, legions of troops, and sway the various star systems to your cause. But one thing that Star Wars has is memorable heroes and villains. Those are a part of this game as well. Have Luke Skywalker to be a Jedi on Dagobah. Have Vader capture Han Solo in Carbonite.
Expect the game on store shelves in the first quarter of next year.