Early last year, it was announced that Wizards of the Coast had decided not to renew their Star Wars license, thus putting the future of Star Wars card games, role playing games, and miniature games in limbo. Today, Fantasy Flight Games has announced a new partnership with LFL to bring you the next generation of games. Check out the press release below...
Fantasy Flight Games Acquires Licensing Rights to Star Wars™ Card, Roleplaying, and Miniatures games
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.
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 is a cooperative card game that puts 1-4 players in command of the Rebel strike force and mission team. Players will launch fleets of starships and direct some of the most famous heroes in the Star Wars galaxy as they confront the might of the Empire. By working together, players can fend off Imperial assaults and complete their mission, winning the game! With a wealth of characters, starships, missions, and enemies, Star Wars: The Card Game immerses players in gripping galactic conflict.
About Fantasy Flight Games Roseville, Minnesota’s Fantasy Flight Games is a leading publisher of board, card, and roleplaying games including Battlestar Galactica™: The Board Game, The Lord of the Rings™ series of board games; board and card games based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos and George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones™, and many original board games such as Twilight Imperium® and Runebound™. For more information, visit the Fantasy Flight Games website at www.fantasyflightgames.com.
About Lucasfilm, Ltd Lucasfilm Ltd. is one of the world's leading film and entertainment companies. Founded by George Lucas in 1971, it is a privately held, fully-integrated entertainment company. In addition to its motionpicture and television production operations, the company's global activities include Industrial Light & Magic and Skywalker Sound, serving the digital needs of the entertainment industry for visual-effects and audio post-production; LucasArts, a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software worldwide; Lucas Licensing, which manages the global merchandising activities for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties; Lucasfilm Animation, which is currently producing content for film and television, including Star Wars: The Clone Wars, a CG-animated half-hour television series; and Lucas Online creates Internet-based content for Lucasfilm's entertainment properties and businesses. Additionally, Lucasfilm Singapore, produces digital animated content for film and television, as well as visual effects for feature films and multi-platform games. Lucasfilm's motionpicture productions include three of the 20 biggest box-office hits of all time and have received 19 Oscars and more than 60 Academy Award nominations. Lucasfilm's television projects have won 12 Emmy Awards. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif.