By George Bate
Fans of Star Wars and strategic games can rejoice as Funko Games have announced the Star Wars Rivals Card Game. The new expandable card game spans every era of the vast Star Wars universe and challenges players to choose a side and create a squadron of iconic characters in order to battle for control of locations in the Star Wars galaxy.
The Premier Set for Star Wars Rivals will contain four characters, with unique character art on each card. In addition, it will include an exclusive prism die, 14 action cards, 18 tokens and markers, and 12 location cards. Players can also purchase Light Side and Dark Side Character Booster Packs. The Premier Set will retail for $19.99 USD, while the Character Booster Packs will retail for $4.99 USD each.
Head of Funko Games Deidre Cross said regarding the new game, “The latest collaboration with Lucasfilm for the Star Wars Rivals Game has continued to elevate Funko Games’ collectible offerings through its all-new art style, including awesome hologram variants. We’re excited to introduce fans to new immersive gameplay, allowing them to experience unforgettable Star Wars locations as they join the light or dark side of the Force and battle it out with their favorite characters from every era.”
A limited pre-release of Star Wars Rivals will kick off at Star Wars Celebration this Friday April 7 until Monday April 10. The Premier Set will be available on May the 4th, 2023 and will be able to purchase from Walmart in early June 2023 before hitting other retailers later this year.
Stay tuned for continued coverage, including a detailed review, of Star Wars Rivals in the coming weeks! In the meantime, check out a video of the game below.