Star Wars: Legion, X-Wing & Armada Move To Atomic Mass Games

November 17, 2020 by brennon

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In a bit of surprise news last night, the development of existing and future miniatures games set within the Star Wars universe have been moved from Fantasy Flight Games to Atomic Mass Games.

Star Wars Logo - Atomic Mass Games

Star Wars // Atomic Mass Games

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Asmodee announced that the oversight on the three existing games plus anything new developed for Star Wars on the tabletop would now be handled by the speciality studio of Atomic Mass Games who has been helming the growth of Marvel: Crisis Protocol for the last year or so.

Star Wars Legion - Fantasy Flight Games

Star Wars: Legion // Fantasy Flight Games

“Atomic Mass is committed to bringing people together through fun games, and Star Wars has been bringing people together through the power of myth and story for over 40 years,” Steve Horvath, Head of US Publishing, said. “Combining their talent with the strength of our current Star Wars games and the limitless possibilities of a galaxy far, far away is going to lead to incredible new experiences for tabletop gamers and Star Wars fans to enjoy.”

Will Shick is now going to be taking the reins on creative oversight of the project and he will be joined by members of the team that helped bring these miniatures games to life as part of Fantasy Flight Games too.

Star Wars X-Wing - Fantasy Flight Games

Star Wars: X-Wing // Fantasy Flight Games

What this means for these games, we shall have to wait and see. Having a dedicated miniatures studio looking after the three games means that we could be seeing more output on all fronts. I know a lot of people would certainly like to see more miniatures for both the Age Of Rebellion and Clone Wars in Legion for example.

Star Wars Armada - Fantasy Flight Games

Star Wars: Armada // Fantasy Flight Games

What personally excites me though is the prospect of getting something new on the Star Wars miniatures front. We've got Legion which deals with reasonably sized battles between heroes, villains and the armies of both sides. X-Wing offers up dogfighting combat whilst Armada takes things to the fleet level. Maybe we could see something more personal, perhaps along the lines of Marvel: Crisis Protocol where a handful of characters go up against each other?

It will be very interesting to see what they do next!

"It will be very interesting to see what they do next!"

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