First Star Wars Uprising gameplay looks pretty alright, actually

The first gameplay footage for Star Wars Uprising is here, and it looks like a nifty little action RPG starring your very own Rebel in the making. Take your first look at the free-to-play mobile game, which takes place between Return of the Jedi but before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in the new trailer below.

After creating your character from a number of species, you'll embark on operations alone or in real-time co-op with buddies. The trailer's pretty brief, but it still shows a decent portion of top-down combat complete with blaster fire, dodge rolls, and special abilities.

As your counter-Imperial exploits continue you'll collect scads of gear with what looks like a familiar color-coded rarity system. All pretty standard RPG stuff, but if it works well and fills out that intriguing gap between episodes 6 and 7 (sorry non-canonical Expanded Universe), it could be pretty darn cool.

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I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.