Nearly a year ago, Electronic Arts released Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, the turn-based RPG based on the hugely popular sci-fi franchise. Since then, EA says it has become the most popular Star Wars mobile game ever released. Today, the publisher released a major update for Galaxy of Heroes, adding ships and space battles for the first time.
Yes, that means you can pilot iconic vessels like the X-Wing, TIE Fighter and the Millennium Falcon in the game and use them in space to attack other players.
If you’d like more details on the new ships and battle stations, there’s a ton of info on EA’s forums for you to check out. Here’s a quick summary of what players can expect: Players can obtain ships through blueprints that are available from a variety of sources, including from participating in light and dark Force battles, Cantina battles or by buying them from the Galactic War Store. Each player will have five ships in each engagement, but they can also call for up to four more ships for reinforcements during the battle. There are also Fleet Commanders, which can be used alongside big capital ships. The first three such commanders in the game are Admiral Ackbar, Grand Moff Tarkin and Mace Windu and more will be added in the future.
There’s actually quite a bit to learn and discover about the new ships that are being added to Galaxy of Heroes, and it will be interesting to see how fans of the game will react to commanding space vessels in addition to their planet-based heroes.