18 December 2015
New game slated for 2016 and designed by Corey Konieczka
Star Wars: Rebellion is the latest title from Fantasy Flight Games and designer Corey Konieczka, co-designer of games like Forbidden Stars and Eldritch Horror.
In Rebellion, you get to play as either the Rebels or the Empire as you attempt to take control of a galaxy far, far away. In your quest for galactic superiority you must command starships, control troop movements and convince star systems to join your cause, as you travel around 32 well known systems from the classic Star Wars films.
Here’s a little more detail about the gameplay from Fantasy Flight: “As the Imperial player, you can command legions of Stormtroopers, swarms of TIE fighters, Star Destroyers and even the Death Star. You rule the galaxy by fear, relying on the power of your massive military to enforce your will. To win the game, you need to snuff out the budding Rebel Alliance by finding its base and obliterating it. Along the way, you can subjugate worlds or even destroy them.
“As the Rebel player, you can command dozens of troopers, T-47 Airspeeders, Corellian corvettes, and fighter squadrons. However, these forces are no match for the Imperial military. In terms of raw strength, you will find yourself clearly overmatched from the very outset, so you need to rally the planets to join your cause and execute targeted military strikes to sabotage Imperial build yards and steal valuable intelligence. To win the Galactic Civil War, you need to sway the galaxy's citizens to your cause. If you survive long enough and strengthen your reputation, you inspire the galaxy to a full-scale revolt, and you win.”
Interestingly Star Wars: Rebellion is played over two game boards that you place next to each other to form one play surface with 32 systems divided into eight regions. In your games, you will battle over these systems with capital ships, starfighters, troops, speeders, and walkers. You will attempt to win their people to your cause, and if you do, they will share their resources, allowing you to recruit more troops and build more vehicles and starships.
Star Wars: Rebellion is due for release in the first quarter of 2016.