There’s a new Star Wars game coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021. Star Wars Hunters will add bring some online competitive play to the console from a galaxy far, far away, Nintendo revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct broadcast.
The trailer for Star Wars Hunters didn’t provide too much in the way of details, though. We know the competitive third-person shooter will be free-to-play and online, and that it takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, but that’s about it. If you’ll recall, that’s a span that covers about 35 years, so it could entail just about anything.
The short trailer swept through the familiar locale of Jabba’s palace and showed holograms of what look like different potential fighter characters with different weapons. The suggestion is that you’ll mix melee weapons with gunplay, with the opportunity to wield heavy blasters, dual pistols, clubs, and lightsabers. The characters in the holograms included a Wookiee, a stormtrooper, and a guy who looked to be sporting something like Mandalorian armor.
We don’t have a firm release date on Star Wars Hunters, but Nintendo did say it’d be available sometime later this year.