New Star Wars mobile game is the first step towards The Force Awakening

Star Wars Uprising
Star Wars Uprising

Disney is continuing the Star Wars hype in the run up to The Force Awakens by announcing a new game exclusively for mobile phones.

Set after the events of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars: Uprising is produced by Kabam RPG and will see mobile players take control of their own characters on either Android or iOS devices.

You design your own character - anything from a bounty hunter to a diplomat - and take them through online missions set within the Anoat Sector. That's where the popular Empire Strikes Back locations Hoth and Cloud City reside.

In a pocket-sized galaxy...

As you work through the missions you'll unlock more planets, gear and members of your team - we assume that means there's even more of the universe to explore.

If you're interested you can sign up for the beta from the games official site and it'll be launching in the coming weeks.

For the full release we've got to wait until fall – autumn for those in the UK – and it currently isn't clear whether it'll be a free-to-play title with micro payments, or something more.

James Peckham

James is Managing Editor for Android Police. Previously, he was Senior Phones Editor for TechRadar, and he has covered smartphones and the mobile space for the best part of a decade bringing you news on all the big announcements from top manufacturers making mobile phones and other portable gadgets. James is often testing out and reviewing the latest and greatest mobile phones, smartwatches, tablets, virtual reality headsets, fitness trackers and more. He once fell over.