There’s a new free-to-play Star Wars game coming to a system near you. It’s a classic dogfighting game based on classic Star Wars fighter vessels like X-wings, TIE fighters and, if the teaser trailer is to be believed, the Millennium Falcon. The game is entering a closed beta selection process right this instant; you can sign up at the Star Wars: Attack Squadrons site.
The online game was developed by Area 52 under the aegis of Disney Interactive and LucasArts. It has three modes. The “Free For All” dogfighting mode pits up to 16 players against each other in a death match to the end (“There Can Be Only One…”) “Team Dogfight” mode lets you join a team and kill the other team. “Base Defense” is where you defend your base while trying to destroy the enemy base.
In teasing the game, Lucasarts has released a trailer that should get the dofighting game enthusiast in you rubbing your trigger hands together in anticipation. Here we see the X-wings, TIE fighters, Millennium Falcon, and the Death Star going at it. You can hear RJD2’s delighted war cry right from the outset:
The bit that Lucasarts is emphasizing in hard italics is the ability to make special modifications to your starships. Upgrade, personalize, and otherwise bad-ify your ships and move up in the ranks. Earn points and unlock new items as you play.
Sound like something you’ll be checking out? Head over and sign up for the beta test. It begins in early 2014, Lucasarts says. We’ll definitely be lodging our interest here on SlashGear.
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