Zynga Inc. preparing to release its first console game. Star Wars: Hunters, a competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices, is coming in 2021.
Star Wars: Hunters will be a milestone for Zynga
Zynga announced its first console game at Nintendo Direct after announcing that they are rolling up their sleeves for cross-platform recently. The company announced that the name of the game, which will be published in partnership with Lucasfilm Games, is Star Wars: Hunters. The game can be played for free on Android and iOS devices, as well as on the Nintendo Switch console.
“Bringing Star Wars: Hunters to the Nintendo Switch and its passionate fan-base marks an exciting milestone for Zynga,” said Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga. “We created Star Wars: Hunters for every fan who has ever dreamed about playing a high-intensity action game set in the Star Wars galaxy and are excited to see Switch players embrace our foray into console gaming.”
How will Zynga’s first console game be?
Star Wars: Hunters’ official teaser trailer debuted yesterday during Nintendo Direct. Although we do not have much information yet, we know that the game will bring players together to engage in thrilling, squad-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters. Set after the fall of the Galactic Empire, Star Wars: Hunters will connect players in real time to battle in settings inspired by iconic Star Wars locales. Players will select from a cast of unique and idiosyncratic new characters, including daring bounty hunters, heroes of the Rebellion and Imperial stormtroopers, in an action game that immerses players in fast-paced and visually stunning Star Wars conflict.
Star Wars: Hunters will be available free to download for the Nintendo Switch, on the App Store and on Google Play. Star Wars: Hunters does not require a Nintendo Switch Online membership to download and play.
“Star Wars: Hunters draws inspiration from classic Star Wars stories and settings, but with a look and feel that is different from anything we have done before,” said Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games. “We’re thrilled to introduce this wildly creative cast of characters to our fans on Nintendo Switch, where they can join with their friends in thrilling battles at home or on the go.”
We can say that Star Wars: Hunters is a milestone for Zynga. With this game, we can now expect to see Zynga on a wide variety of platforms.