If you’re a Star Wars fan, it’s time to pick a side in the battle between the Rebel Alliance and the Empire and get ready to lend it the strategic side of your brain.
The faction you choose will need the help in the new free-to-play strategy game Star Wars: Commander, which Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm Ltd. launched today exclusively first for iOS. Each player takes on the role of a mercenary with a small outpost on Tatooine and an important decision to make early on: either aid the famous Rebel heroes or throw in your lot with the mechanical might of the Empire.
That makes each side play slightly differently, but the base gameplay is the same. You’ve got to manage resources to build up your mercenary base, outfitting it with defenses like walls, deflector shields, turrets and artillery. The desert planet with the twin suns can be a dangerous place after all.
At the same time, you’ll be asked to train and lead troops into battle across numerous missions. There are land and air units to produce and upgrade, all picked from among the most iconic characters and vehicles during Episodes IV – VI (a.k.a. the original movie trilogy) of the Star Wars timeline. You’ll also be able to join squads with other players to pool your forces and watch each other’s backs during PvP play.
Will the Empire’s strength and relentlessness or the Rebellion’s heroism and resourcefulness prove triumphant? Head on over to the iOS App Store and download Star Wars: Commander for your chance to help answer that question.