Kylo Ren and Rey are joining the ranks of Star Wars characters in the mobile game Star Wars: Force Arena. These additions to the roster for the player-versus-player real-time strategy game from Korean developer Netmarble Games Corp. come just in time, leading up to the release of the hotly anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Additionally, this update to the game will also include a player-versus-enemy mode, called "Tactical Training."
Rey will appear alongside the iconic Star Wars ship, the Millennium Falcon, which will make its first appearance in the game. Kylo Ren, appropriately, will "attempt to crush his foes with his special skill, Rage." The two primary characters of the Star Wars sequel trilogy are just two of the twelve units joining the game, being joined by Resistance troopers, Grenadiers, Medics, and T-70 X-wings, as well as The First Order’s stormtroopers, Riot Control stormtroopers, Flame Troopers, and TIE fighters. The aforementioned "Tactical Training" mode will feature new maps containing various challenges for players to progress through.
Seungwon Lee, Chief Marketing Officer of Netmarble Games, which touts itself as "the fastest-growing mobile game company in Asia," said in a press release:
As with the ever-expanding Star Wars universe, Netmarble continues working on constantly updated Star Wars: Force Arena by adding newer characters and units. With Kylo Ren and Rey joining the game, we’re proud to be giving players and fans a Star Wars experience that continues to evolve.
The mobile game launched in January of this year, starting off with 65 characters. An update over the summer added characters from the Prequel Trilogy and The Clone Wars animated series. Kylo Ren and Rey are finally joining legendary Star Wars characters such as Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Darth Vader, rounding out the game's roster with all parts of the Star Wars saga. As the Star Wars craze isn't slowing down anytime soon, we can expect to see even more familiar characters from the modern Star Wars films join in on the fun soon. As of now, Finn, Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma are all conspicuously missing.
Star Wars: Force Arena may not be a big blockbuster video game title like Star Wars Battlefront II, but with the mobile marketplace thriving in recent times, the game could be a fun distraction that Star Wars fans can play for a couple of rounds at a time. The mobile game is available for both Android and iOS devices.