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CHECK OUT THE NINE PLAYABLE CHARACTERS IN ‘STAR WARS: HUNTERS’

From Power Stone to Apex Legends, characters make or break a multiplayer game. An entire universe of wonderful characters awaits you in the Star Wars franchise, with nine more to come soon.

When Star Wars: Hunters was first announced during the Nintendo Direct broadcast in February, not many details were revealed about the game. There wasn’t much information available about the game until its recent appearance at the 2021 Apple Event, which also featured the announcement of the iPhone 13.

The uninitiated should be aware that Star Wars: Hunters is a free-to-play competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch and mobile devices that is scheduled to release sometime in 2021. It is anticipated that the game will bring players together to participate in exciting 4v4 squad-based multiplayer battles.

Battles in Star Wars: Hunters take place in real time and take place in locations inspired by iconic Star Wars locations. Aside from that, the game will take place following the events of Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi.

Since then, the game’s official website has been updated to provide us with a more detailed look at each playable character as well as some background information on each of them.

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In our hearts, Wookies will always hold a special place. And the berzerker-like warrior on the roster, Grozz, appears to be the ideal fuzzball with which to go on an all-out rampage. He appears to be the primary tank in the game, as he is armed with a pair of clubs.

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From here on out, we’ll be able to choose from a diverse group of pretty wacky characters to play as. Known as Sling Shot, a tiny little Ugnaught who rides into battle on the back of a Droideka, Sling Shot is capable of rolling around at high speeds and mowing down enemies with lasers.

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We have Rieve, who appears to be a female Sith of some sort.  According to the website, she is a shrewd warrior of the Dark Side who seeks to wreak havoc on the battlefield. Our first glimpse of her abilities came during the Apple Event, which included lightsaber swings and hurling her lightsaber at her adversaries.

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The game would be incomplete without the presence of a Mandalorian, and so we have an unnamed member of this warrior clan in Star Wars: Hunters. Perhaps this Mandalorian will be revealed to be Din Djarin or something, but for the time being, we only know that he possesses twin blasters, a jetpack, and a flamethrower, among other weapons.

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On one hand, there’s J-3DI, a droid who appears to believe that he is endowed with the powers of the Force. This is a first for the franchise, as the closest thing we had to an android Force-wielder before this was Darth Vader, who was himself an android.

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Then there’s Imara Vex, a mysterious bounty hunter who’s always on the prowl for new prey. Vex wears a chip on their helmet and carries a customized blaster as well as a shoulder-mount weapon. Vex is also absent from the game’s cinematic trailer, which is a disappointment.

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It is true that Imperialists are still seeking to restore the Empire to its former glory, just as they were in The Mandalorian, and Sentinel is the character who fulfills this function in this game. He is armed with a massive minigun and is wearing a battered Stormtrooper helmet, and he will not stop until Palpatine is brought back to life.

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In addition, there are Utooni, a pair of Jawa scavengers who stack on top of each other in order to pass themselves off as a much taller, single Jawa scavenger. In any case, they appear to be formidable and could be hiding some potentially lethal surprises.

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Finally, for those interested in portraying a character akin to Han Solo, there is Zaina, who is described as a “Veteran of the Rebel Alliance and hero of the New Republic.” She appears to be nimble on her feet and to be equipped with robotic legs.

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So here’s hoping that this game will be released soon so that we can see more of this bright and quirky side to a galaxy that is far away from our own.

In addition to the Nintendo Switch, the game will be available for free download on the App Store and on Google Play. It will not be necessary to have a Nintendo Switch Online membership in order to download and play this game.

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