Last weekend, Fantasy Flight Games has made a press release on their website revealing the contents for Rise of the Empire, the newest expansion for their Star Wars board game, Star Wars Rebellion. We read their post and made a small summary for you.
In the game, Star Wars Rebellion, you either play as The Empire or the rebels to try and get as many planets and factions to join your cause. Every team has a fleet of spaceships which can be deployed to explore the 32 most iconic planets from the Star Wars universe and let them help you in your battle. Big battlefields can be fought when both factions meet at the same planet or star system.
The new expansion for the board game, Rise of the Empire, will add a lot of new leaders, miniatures, and missions to the gameplay. It is influenced mostly by the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One, and so will features characters such as Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and Saw Gerrera.
Rebels can now place themselves behind enemy lines to infiltrate bases, but The Empire can take them prisoner and use them as bait for other rebels. The Empire can now also use a Death Star in progress on low power to destroy entire rebel cities.
Rise of the Empire is not an expansion for the far future, the game will be available in stores in the third quarter of 2017. All the information can be found on the website of Fantasy Flight Games. Keep an eye on this website for future information and where to buy.