Zombies have been a part of the Star Wars Saga for some time now, from the novel Death Troopers to various appearances in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Now it appears the undead may be making a return soon in the recently launched Star Wars: Commander mobile game. StarWars.com announced today that a new limited-time campaign has been introduced in the game title "The Sickness". The official description reads:
"An army of Death Troopers has been unleashed on Dandoran due to an outbreak at a secret Imperial research facility. Commanders will need to fight to survive and locate the source as the Rebellion, or keep things under wraps as the Empire. No matter which side a player is on, they will need to figure out a way of keeping this outbreak of undead troopers from spreading across the galaxy."
Also revealed was information on the limited-time units that are included with the campaign:
- Death Troopers: Infected by an Imperial bioweapons project gone horribly awry, this stormtrooper died a painful death and is now a nearly mindless, cannibalistic monster with a blaster.
- Scout Death Troopers: Exposure to an infectious viral agent has twisted the body and mind of this Imperial Scout Trooper. Even in its undead state, this trooper scuttles quickly across the ground to prey on resource buildings.
- Heavy Death Troopers: This Heavy Trooper is the product of a lethal virus known to most as “The Sickness.” Studies have revealed that infection of this host causes slower movement but improved ability to sustain damage. (Available to both Rebel and Empire players)
- Rebel Starship Strike – HWK–290: Originally manufactured without weapons, this HWK-290 freighter was outfitted to drop incendiary bombs. The bomb blast affects a moderate area, making it most effective against infantry.
- Empire Starship Strike – VT–49 Decimator: Receiving command of a VT-49 Decimator is considered an honor in the Imperial Navy. Used as a raiding vessel, this ship drops firebombs which burn a moderate area. It is most effective against infantry.
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