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Star Wars: Hunters will let you play as two Jawas in a trenchcoat

Star Wars: Hunters
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Star Wars: Hunters will let players take on the role of two Jawas in a trenchcoat when it launches next year.

Revealed in a new cinematic trailer (opens in new tab), which gave us our first proper look at the game since its teaser trailer a few months back, we are introduced to a range of new characters in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars: Hunters will have a Mandalorian character, a Droid, an ex-Stormtrooper, and perhaps most importantly, one Jawa standing on top of another in a long robe. 

According to the official Star Wars: Hunters website (opens in new tab), the two Jawas are collectively named Utooni and are described as "Jawa scrappers with an arsenal of hidden firepower." The pair will also be joined by a shrewd dark side warrior named Rieve, an imposing Wookiee character - who has a penchant for disarming Droids - named Grozz, a veteran of the Rebel Alliance called Zaina, plus others. 

Unfortunately, this new trailer also confirmed that Star Wars: Hunters has been delayed until sometime in 2022, after previously featuring a "2021" release date in its first trailer. It’s still not entirely clear how Star Wars: Hunters will play however it is described as a multiplayer combat game that is set after the fall of the Galactic Empire. 

"Star Wars: Hunters will connect players in real-time to battle in arena settings inspired by iconic Star Wars locales." A press release of the game found on the official Star Wars website (opens in new tab) reads, "compete as daring bounty hunters, heroes of the Rebellion and hold-outs of the fallen Empire in an action game that immerses you in fast-paced and visually stunning Star Wars conflict."

Star Wars: Hunters is set to launch sometime in 2022 on Nintendo Switch and mobile. 

Want to know what else is heading to Nintendo Switch soon? Take a look at our upcoming Switch games list. 

Hope Bellingham
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After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.