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Kabam finds the licence it was looking for: announces RPG Star Wars: Uprising

Kabam finds the licence it was looking for: announces RPG Star Wars: Uprising

Over the years Kabam has made games based on some pretty big movie licences - The Hobbit, Fast & Furious and The Hunger Games, to name just three.

Gaining the ability to leverage the marketing machine surrounding Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not to mention the franchise's inherent fanbase, crowns them all, however.

It's just announced that its San Francisco-based Kabam RPG team has been working on Star Wars: Uprising for around a year.

Currently there's no details on when the game will be released, although Kabam says it will be soft launching in select territories in the coming weeks.

Collect and craft gear

In terms of how the game fits into the Star Wars canon, Uprising takes place after Return of the Jedi and before new film The Force Awakens.

This setting will see players battling against the Empire in Anoat Sector, including Hoth and Cloud City, following the Battle of Endor and the death of the Emperor.

It's still cold on Hoth

Labelled a classic RPG, and developed by veterans of the RPG scene from studios such as BioWare and Blizzard, you'll get to play with hundreds of abilities, collecting and crafting iconic gear with character classes ranging from smuggler to bounty hunter, rebel guerilla, diplomat, gambler or something unique.

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"Star Wars: Uprising is a deep role playing game experience that will immerse players in the Star Wars universe during a unique time following the fall of Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine," said Kabam SVP Aaron Loeb.

Bounty Hunters - popular rebels

"The Kabam RPG Studio has taken its collective experience and passion for role playing games to focus on creating a unique and immersive gameplay experience for Star Wars fans and RPG gamers around the world."

The Star Wars: Uprising official website is now live, including the game's first trailer.

By pre-registering, you can help influence the game by voting for in-game content, as well as winning exclusive prizes such as a storm trooper helmet.

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A Pocket Gamer co-founder, Jon is Contributing Editor at PG.biz which means he acts like a slightly confused uncle who's forgotten where he's left his glasses. As well as letters and cameras, he likes imaginary numbers and legumes.

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