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THE GALAXY NEEDS YOU: ANNOUNCING STAR WARS: RISE TO POWER MOBILE GAME – UPDATED

UPDATE: There has never been a better time to jump in, choose a side, and embrace your fate. Star Wars: Rise to Power, an upcoming mobile strategy game currently in Closed Pre-Alpha testing, gives players the chance to engage in diplomacy (or deception) and ultimately become the leader of the Empire or New Republic. Coming off a fresh reset of the game, which sets all players back to level zero, it’s a great time to take your first steps toward your destiny.

While no worldwide release date has been announced, Android users on Google Play can sign up for the Closed Pre-Alpha, play now, and provide valuable feedback in the development of the game. Visit the registration page today to sign up!

ORIGINAL POST (August 15, 2017):

Move over, Grand Admiral Thrawn and Admiral Ackbar. Soon we’ll find out who really has the greatest strategic mind in the galaxy.

Lucasfilm and EA announced today Star Wars: Rise to Power, an upcoming mobile strategy game set in the Star Wars universe. While specifi…

HOW JEDI CHALLENGES BRINGS STAR WARS TO LIFE AT HOME

For anyone who has ever loved Star Wars video games — or even just loved the Star Wars films — there’s really been only one dream: to experience Star Wars as if you were in it. As if it was real. To hold a lightsaber in your hands and battle Darth Vader, standing before you. Or even to play the monster-filled holographic game from Star Wars: A New Hope — the one that we learn inspires Chewbacca to pull droids’ arms out of their sockets.

With Star Wars: Jedi Challenges, we’re a step closer to that dream. (Droids beware.)

Available today for $199.99, Jedi Challenges from Lenovo and Disney is a smartphone-powered augmented reality experience and a wonder to play. Included out of the box are a headset, lightsaber controller, and tracking beacon. Download the official app, put your phone in the headset, turn on the tracking beacon (which tells the app where your floor is, literally grounding the visuals), grab your Jedi weapon, and you’re off. StarWars.com got to try out Jedi Challenges‘ t…

STAR WARS ITEMS THAT WILL BRING THE POWER OF THE FORCE TO HALLOWEEN

Halloween is almost here, but it’s not too late to add a little Star Wars to your celebration — or to get an early start for next year. See below for 10 of our favorite items, from costumes to spooky Star Wars tales, that will make your Halloween more powerful than you can possibly imagine.




1. Rubie’s detailed and fun Star Wars costumes.

If you’ve ever wanted to be a Jedi, scoundrel, princess, or even a porg, Halloween is your chance. Rubie’s has a wide offering of Star Wars Halloween costumes from across the saga, including Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, Rey for kids, the aforementioned porg for toddlers, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and many more. If you don’t want to go full-costume but would rather something more subtle, there are options like the Darth Vader headband, tutu skirt, and rhinestone T-shirt. Happy trick-or-treating. Just don’t knock on Jabba’s door.



2. Radio Flyer’s amazing Landspeeder.

The dream of just about every kid who’s seen Star Wars, Radio Flyer’s Landspeeder is actu…

STAR WARS JACK-O’-LANTERN STENCILS

Wish your jack-o’-lantern captured both the spirit of Halloween and…the power of the Force? StarWars.com is here to help you carve a pumpkin fit for a galaxy far, far away with these Star Wars jack-o’-lantern stencils! We’ve got everyone from Chewbacca to Kylo Ren to, of course, porgs. Just print out your desired stencils, trace onto your pumpkin, and carve. May the scares be with you this Halloween!

NNEDI OKORAFOR ON GIVING THE DIANOGA A SOUL IN FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW

This article is the second installment in a special 3-part author interview series in honor of Star Wars Reads and last week’s release of the landmark Star Wars anthology, From a Certain Point of View. In case you missed it, be sure to read our interview with Meg Cabot.

There’s something alive in here!

The captive beasts of the Star Wars galaxy are a mysterious lot, a weirdly wonderful menagerie of creatures who are misunderstood, marginalized, and regarded as monsters. But Nnedi Okorafor is about to change that, at least for one infamous garbage dweller. Okorafor has earned international acclaim as an award-winning novelist melding African culture with elements of science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism. Now as part of the all-star list of authors in the new From a Certain Point of View anthology, Okorafor takes us into the garbage chute in “The Baptist,” lending her stunning imagination and elegant storytelling to bring a sense of dignity and depth to an unlikely hero — the cr…

NYCC 2017: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW AUTHOR PANEL

In the 40 years since Star Wars debuted, the galaxy has captured countless imaginations, inspired fans and spawned sequels, prequels, and piles of books.
But there are still plenty of characters waiting to lend their unique voices to the annals of galactic history.


With the release of From a Certain Point of View last week, we get to experience Star Wars in a whole new way with 40 short stories penned by 43 different authors and told from 40 very unique perspectives.
On Saturday, 19 of those wordherders gathered for a special edition, sold-out panel during New York Comic Con moderated by the Lucasfilm Story Group ‘s own Pablo Hidalgo, who also contributed to the tome. (Marc Thompson, longtime Star Wars audiobook reader, also delivered a killer reading of Gary D. Schmidt’s “There is Another,” nailing the voices of Yoda and Ben Kenobi.)
StarWars.com gathered some of the highlights and insights about shining a spotlight on Force ghosts, cantina creatures, and other mysterious galactic c…

Announcing Swords of Chult - Arriving 10/24!

On October 24, Swords of Chult arrives to Neverwinter on PC! This release brings a new endgame Skirmish, an overhaul of the PvP system, and a focus on quality of life updates.

The dangers found within the jungles of Chult now threaten the walled city of Port Nyanzaru in the all-new endgame Skirmish “The Merchant Prince’s Folly”. Players must rally to eliminate ferocious dinosaurs, yuan-ti, the undead, and bands of batiri goblin!

Changes to stats, PvP gearing, and more bring an updated experience to Neverwinter PvP. Additional focus on the refinement system, dungeon queuing, and campaign progression for alts offer something for both seasoned and new adventurers in Neverwinter!

For more information, you can check out the latest Developer Blogs on UI Updates and Campaign Progression. Over the next few weeks we will be releasing additional Developer blogs on what awaits adventurers in Swords of Chult!