Star Wars: Rebellion coming from FFG

November 3, 2015 - 2:55pm
rebellion Fantasy Flight Games has announced the upcoming release of a strategic-level board game set in a galaxy far, far away. Star Wars: Rebellion will feature asymmetric game play and victory conditions, two boards with 32 of the most important systems, leaders representing the franchise's storied cast of characters, combat in space and on the ground, custom combat dice, and more than 150 miniatures. rebellion pieces The rebel player will attempt to interfere with Imperial operations and to incite rebellion in the populace, while the empire will hunt for the rebel base and rule by intimidation to keep the people in check. This release will come as a delight to Star Wars fans in general, but particularly to those who have asked "what if Twilight Imperium had a Star Wars license?" and to fans of the 1998 PC game of the same name; this new design demonstrates some clear echoes of that experience. Read more on the preview page linked above and on the FFG order page for the game. Fantasy Flight's full press release follows:

Fantasy Flight Games announces the Star WarsTM: Rebellion Board Game

A board game of epic conflict between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire

Roseville, MN – November 3, 2015 Today Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce the

upcoming release of Star WarsTM: Rebellion, a board game that aims to capture the full scope of the classic Star Wars trilogy.

In Rebellion, two to four players control the entire Galactic Empire or the fledgling Rebel Alliance.

Games span multiple star systems. Planets join the Rebellion only to be overrun by the Empire and subjugated. Imperial officers capture Rebel spies and interrogate them for valuable information. A hotshot Rebel pilot may land a one-in-a-million shot against the Death Star and destroy it. Rebellion is sweeping, but also remains intensely heroic, cinematic, and personal. Success depends upon the strength of a player’s starships, vehicles, and troops, and above all on the individual efforts of iconic characters including Leia Organa, Luke Skywalker, Grand Moff Tarkin, and Emperor Palpatine.

The fate of the entire galaxy is at stake in Rebellion, and that galaxy has a very real physical

presence on the table. Two game boards join together to depict thirty-two of the Star Wars galaxy's most notable star systems and over 150 miniatures representing X-wings, Y-wings, TIE fighters, AT- ATs, Star Destroyers —even the Death Star in two different stages of completion. “This is the Star Wars game I have always wanted to play, but couldn’t because it didn’t exist until now,” says Board Game Manager Steve Kimball. “It has been a privilege developing this game alongside Game Designer Corey Konieczka. Rebellion’s brand new, asymmetrical system offers deeply thematic gameplay, and we are excited to have players experience its rich, emergent Star WarsTM: Rebellion is scheduled to become available in the first quarter of 2016.   About Fantasy Flight GamesFantasy Flight Games (FFG) is a leading publisher of board games, Living Card Games®, miniatures games, roleplaying games, and digital games. Established in 1997, it has earned a reputation for its top level production values, epic themes, and immersive gameplay. Many of FFG’s most popular titles are based on beloved licenses such as A Song of Ice and Fire, The Lord of the Rings, and Warhammer 40,000. Fantasy Flight Games is a subsidiary of Paris-based Asmodee Group, a leading global publisher of games. For more information, visit our website at www.fantasyflightgames.com. You can also find us on Facebook and follow @FFGames on Twitter. STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.