Among the numerous announcements made during this afternoon’s highly anticipated Nintendo Direct online event was a new free-to-play title from Lucasfilm Games entitled Star Wars: Hunters, coming to Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android sometime in 2021.

Star Wars: Hunters is described by official sources as “an all-new squad-based, free-to-play arena combat game” that will take place after the Galactic Civil War (between Episodes VI and VII of the larger Star Wars saga). “A new cast of unique Star Wars characters come together to battle it out in a galactic arena” in this game which also saw a brief trailer released today during Nintendo Direct.

What’s happening:

  • During today’s Nintendo Direct announcement event, the video game publisher revealed a new title called Star Wars: Hunters, which is officially described as “an all-new squad-based, free-to-play arena combat game.”
  • An official website for Star Wars: Hunters has launched at SWHunters.com. The site further describes the game as follows: “Join the greatest Hunters from the Star Wars galaxy in real-time cross-play squad battles. Dominate grand arenas using skill and tactics as you engage in thrilling combat to reign victorious with your team.”
  • Star Wars: Hunters will be released for Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android devices sometime in 2021 from BossAlien, NaturalMotion Games, Zynga, and Lucasfilm Games.

What they’re saying:

  • Lucasfilm Games: “The Galactic Civil war is over, and deep in the Outer Rim of the galaxy, a new cast of unique Star Wars characters come together to battle it out in a galactic arena. Star Wars: Hunters comes to Nintendo Switch in 2021.”

Star Wars: Hunters is currently scheduled for release sometime in 2021 on Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. For more information, be sure to visit the official Star Wars: Hunters website.