Fans of Star Wars: Commander are in for some good news: Disney and Lucasfilm are updating the game with a time-limited campaign called "Secret Alliances."
The new campaign brings a host of new units and features; per the press release:
Campaign Reward units include:
Universal · Johhar Kessen Hero Unit: Former senator Kessen's custom sniper blaster, "Karina," deals extreme damage to soft targets. While he can out-range many static defenses, his ability to damage them is low.
Rebel · A-Wing Starship Strike: The Rebel Alliance uses A-Wing starfighters to support ground forces. Their powerful weaponry employs an advanced targeting system, concentrating firepower to dispatch particle shields. (Requires Starship Command)
· HWK-290 Starship Strike: Originally manufactured without weapons, this HWK-290 freighter was outfitted to drop incendiary bombs. The bomb blast affects a moderate area, making it most effective against infantry, but also very capable for attacking enemy HQs.
Empire · TIE Advanced Starship Strike: A newly developed advanced prototype of the TIE Starfighter line, these starships are equipped with a highly sophisticated target tracking system, making them extremely useful against shields. (Requires Starship Command)
· VT-49 Decimator Starship Strike: Receiving command of a VT-49 Decimator is considered an honor in the Imperial Navy. Used as a raiding vessel, this ship drops firebombs which burn a moderate area. It is most effective against infantry, but also very capable for attacking enemy HQs.
· Contraband: A new currency called "Contraband" will be introduced with this build. Players will be able to unlock a new, powerful unit that can only be leveled up using this currency.
· Traps: Players will be able to place three new traps around their base as a defense mechanic. Traps will have to be 'reloaded' using currency once they have been used to defend a base in battle.
Disney Interactive is adding Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader to their popular game, Star Wars: Commander. As you uncover the Rebel’s secret plans you can choose to join them in defending the Er’Kit people with Luke, or destroy them with the villainous Darth Vader.
This is their first appearance in the game, and they'll have special abilities that you can activate during gameplay. Darth Vader's standard ability is a melee attack with his lightsaber. Luke Skywalker, on the other hand, uses his blaster in ranged attacks. You can only use them during the campaign.
Star Wars: Commander also now has Tiered Event Rewards. As you play the campaign, you can unlock and upgrade new and existing units with Points earned during the events. Last, but not least, the update comes with additional limited-time units like the Rebel Starship Strike, A–Wing; Empire Starship Strike, TIE Advanced; and the Rebel Infantry Unit, Vanguard.
This Star Wars: Commander update is huge, and will be released Thursday, December 11.
The scientists of a secret Imperial research facility on Dandoran have reported an "oopsie" - there's outbreak of zombie Death Troopers!
Star Wars: Commander, by Disney, is getting “The Sickness” Campaign for Halloween. Undead Stormtroopers, infected by an Imperial bioweapons project, are terrorizing the Empire and the Rebellion alike.
The update includes 3 new enemies: Death Troopers, Scout Death Troopers, and Heavy Death Troopers. Both sides are also getting new ships. The Rebel Starship Strike - HWK–290 is a freighter outfitted with incendiary bombs to crush infantry units while the Empire Starship Strike - VT–49 Decimator uses firebombs to wash an area with flame.
You can pick up Star Wars: Commander for free on the App Store, and The Sickness will start spreading this Thursday (10/30).
Disney Interactive has released a new infographic detailing the statistics of the Galactic Civil War in Star Wars: Commander.
The Empire has pulled ahead with more than 57% of the player base. Russia, Austria, Germany, Finland and the Ukraine have all joined the Empire (either willingly or unwillingly), but there is some hope. The Rebel Alliance has India, most of South America, and Africa fighting against the empire.
Strangely, North Dakota seems to be the only bastion of Rebel forces amidst the rest of the United States, which has gone full on Dark Side.
You can check out more info on the Disney Interactive blog, and you can download Star Wars: Commander off the App Store for free.
The new campaign has the Empire and Rebels fighting for control of the planet Dandoran. In playing this campaign, Commanders will unlock the Campaign Store that includes the Rebel Vanguard Trooper, Rebel ATAPs (All Terrain Attack Pod), Imperial Shock Trooper, and ATMPs (All Terrain Missile Platform). These new units can use long ranged rocket launchers and specialize in destroying buildings.
The update contains 26 new missions, and players can earn Campaign Points to spend in the store based on the amount of stars earned for beating each mission. Players will also be able to unlock Level 7 Headquarters and accompanying buildings as well as a host of new units such as the Hailfire Droid, Sniper Trooper, and the Mobile Heavy Cannon.
This huge update has a ton of new stuff to explore, so check out Star Wars: Commander for free on the App Store.
With a brand new Star Wars trilogy on the horizon, prepare yourselves for Disney and George Lucas’s space fantasy throwback to be more omnipresent than ever before. So it should come as no surprise that new adventures in that galaxy far, far away are coming to mobile as well. The latest example? Star Wars: Commander. We check to see how strong the Force is with this upcoming strategy game in this edition of It Came From Canada!
As much as its creators try to deny it, Star Wars: Commander is Clash of Clans with the Star Wars license. Players begin as independent Tatooine mercenaries who have unfortunately gotten on the bad side of powerful gangster Jabba the Hutt. So to survive, players can either join the Empire as it continues conquering the galaxy or make friends with the Rebels heroically struggling for freedom. Whatever they choose, players then begin building their base and taking on missions.
At their headquarters, players can upgrade new structures and droids to help bolster their forces. Depending on what faction they choose, hero units like Han Solo or giant death machines like AT-ATs will be at their command. With these units, players take on the light real-time strategy missions that make up the game’s single-player campaign. They can also ally with other players or launch offensives against them. However, that means they must remember to keep their own base safe as well by constructing defensive walls and turrets along with deploying strategic air strikes. The missions themselves are brief, easy, and mostly just focus on destruction, but it’s lame how any units brought in can never be used again even if they survive. It leads to needlessly conservative play.
But again, all of this will be familiar to Clash of Clans players. This is mostly just an elaborate Star Wars skin. However, it is hard to deny how great a skin that is. The character models, sound effects, and musical cues are not only fantastic, but almost overwhelmingly nostalgic for the original trilogy.
If this is all part of the master plan to get people excited about Star Wars again, it’s working. Star Wars: Commander is currently in a soft launch phase and will coming to a galaxy near you very soon.