The biggest question Star Wars fans have about The Force Awakens is what happened between Return of the Jedi and that movie. Star Wars fans will be able to get a preview of the post-ROTJ universe in the new mobile game titled “Uprising”.
The Official Site made the announcement of the game today and it’s described this way:
“Star Wars: Uprising will feature key events set in the Anoat Sector, inclusive of Hoth and Cloud City, and will allow players to create characters, go on missions, build their gear and skills, and organize crews and factions to participate in wide-ranging battles. Keeping up with tradition of Star Wars roleplaying games, players will learn hundreds of new abilities and collect classic gear and equipment conducive to creating their own takes on iconic roles: Smuggler, Bounty Hunter, Rebel Guerilla, Diplomat, Gambler, or something new entirely. “
There’s a website called http://playstarwarsuprising.com where people can sign up for updates, but it’s either not live yet or it’s overwhelmed by traffic.
While most gamers would prefer this to be a traditional console or PC game, mobile is where the money is these days so it’s not surprising that Disney made this decision. It’ll be interesting to see what type of lore stuff the game gives up to explain where the First Order and Resistance come from in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.