|News | Published 02 August 2011|
Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce that it has entered a comprehensive licensing partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd. for the worldwide rights to publish card, roleplaying, and miniatures games set in the popular Star Wars™ universe!
”Being able to publish gaming products in the Star Wars universe is quite simply a hobby-game company’s dream come true,” said Christian T Petersen, CEO of Fantasy Flight Games. “I’m confident that both Star Wars fans as well as FFG’s regular customers will be blown away by the game experiences we have planned for this legendary IP.”
“As a leader in hobby gaming, we’re excited to be partnering with Fantasy Flight Games,” said Howard Roffman, President of Lucas Licensing. “Fun and adventure are hallmarks of the Star Wars saga, and FFG perfectly captures this in their games.”
FFG’s first two Star Wars game lines will be the X-Wing miniatures game and Star Wars: The Card Game, both scheduled to launch in early 2012.
Just the beginning...
X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, pitted against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!
Star Wars: The Card Game pits light and dark side players against each other in tense and dramatic duels for the fate of the galaxy. As the dark side works to snuff out the last remnants of its opposition, heroes of the light side coordinate strikes against key dark side objectives in order to fuel the fires of freedom. You'll command of some of the galaxy’s most memorable characters and iconic starships. Wage epic duels between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, send Han Solo and Rebel troopers to engage Imperial forces on Endor’s forest moon, or launch a fleet of Star Destroyers from the Kuat ship yards. Star Wars: The Card Game is full of fast-paced, gripping galactic conflict.
Visit our X-Wing website or Star Wars: The Card Game website to learn more, and keep checking back. These two exciting titles are only the beginning, and we’ll be announcing additional Star Wars card, roleplaying, and miniatures games in the coming months!
Sooooooooooooooooo excited! If anybody will do Star Wars right, it'll be FFG.
This will be a day long remembered...
Congratulations to FFG for landing the Star Wars license. I'm very eager to see how the LCG turns out. Might be less interested in the starship game … but a lot depends on affordability. Time to save my pennies!
I KNEW IT! The rumors over the past year that FFG was the company that got the license were true. All I want to know now is: When do we get a new edition of the Star Wars RPG? Oh, and a Star Wars adventure game would be nice too.
*weeps with joy* HERE FFG! TAKE MY MONEY!!! TAKE ALL OF IT!!! *weeps more* Now I can command Wraith Squadron.
The best company to take on Star Wars. And now there's an LCG? Now I'll really be broke.
Thank you for releasing X-Wing. It'll be nice to finally get something along the lines of TIE Fighter, a franchise LucasArts seems to ignore the cries for for a remake. Going just classic trilogy first is a very good step in the right direction. I might just ignore all the prequel stuff. I wouldn't mind Clone Wars though. Just the movies I'm done with.
Wow... I had long written off Star Wars to WotC. Glad to see that there is someone trying to breath new life into the franchise. I am less interested in a SW RPG; my group still dusts of the old WEG D6 version from time to time.
This is the greatest thing that has ever happened! I will be buying this LCG and any cool looking epic Star Wars board games for sure. THANK YOU FFG!
Star Wars might be old but it is not garbage. The same holds true for the old favourite Talisman and other games from the 80's now produced by ffg.
This news is as wonderful as it is unexpected. I knew Wizards discontinued the Saga edition but frankly my opinions about that edition were mixed. I look forward to seeing what you plan on doing with the RPG aspects.
also interesting to note...
the licence is for the Star wars universe. and given the card images are not film stills, they're graphic images, the games look like they'll cover the full spectrum of the whole star wars universe.
this is a good move as previous companies have been all about the films rather than the universe as a whole.
uhuuuuuu!!!!! Congratulations to ffg and us, all Star Wars fanboys :)