Love Star Wars? Who doesn't?! Here's everything you need to transport you and your mobile to a galaxy far, far away this 4 May...
Happy Star Wars Day, Padawan! As any trainee Jedi knows, 4 May is the best day of the year to indulge your love for all things Star Wars. The good news is that no matter what your day entails, we’ve got you covered.
With a wealth of games, apps, things to watch, listen to and experience, our selection of essential Star Wars extras will satiate even the hardiest of fan, whichever side of the force you find yourself on…
Star Wars | iOS, Android
The all-encompassing official Star Wars app is a hive of galactic info and entertainment. As well as notifying you when news and trailers drop, you’ll be able to play augmented reality games, test your lightsaber skills, send exclusive GIFs to friends and even get a Star Wars-themed five-day weather forecast.
Star Wars: Commander | iOS, Android
Do you fight on the dark or the light side of the force? Star Wars: Commander lets you choose, pitting you in the General’s chair amid fierce battles across a range of planets as you build and train units, level up your defences and try to outfight either the Rebellion or the Empire.
Star Wars Uprising | iOS, Android
If you need an example of how big mobile gaming has become in terms of scope and scale, look no further. Star Wars Uprising is an epic RPG that pits you and millions of players against the Empire. It’s set between Episodes VI and VII, and sees you on a quest to earn your very own lightsaber.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic | iOS, Android
Deemed by many to be the best Star Wars game ever made, KotOR is an old-school PC RPG that has been lovingly transitioned to mobile screens without losing any of the depth, charm or storytelling prowess that made it so good in 2003. A must for fans of engaging storylines and epic scope.
Jedi Junkies | Netflix
Think you’re a big Star wars fan? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Jedi Junkies, available to stream on Netflix, explores the world of mega fans. In it you’ll meet a guy who built a life-size Millennium Falcon, a martial arts instructor who trains exclusively with lightsabers, and a lot of people to whom knowing your Wookie from your Womp Rat is just the tip of the iceberg.
JonTron is a behemoth of the gaming vlogger community, and he makes some of the funniest videos going. His Starcade series is a high-budget, lovingly put together nine-part dive into the world of Star Wars video games through the ages, and is well worth settling down to sink your teeth into if you consider yourself a fan.
Star Wars Rogue One Trailer
Rogue One, landing in cinemas in December this year, is a fresh story set before the events of Episode IV. It’ll focus on a group of rebels tasked with stealing the plans to the Death Star – the very ones Leia covertly sneaks into R2D2 at the start of A New Hope. It’s got a great cast, and if this trailer’s anything to go by it could even give The Force Awakens a run for its money.
10 Hours of Cantina band
10 glorious, uninterrupted hours of the most recognisable music in the galaxy. Because who can get enough of the Cantina band from A New Hope?
Best of Star Wars
In Star Wars, John Williams has ably delivered on the chance to create one of the most recognisable and emotive scores in movie history. This playlist rattles through the most memorable tracks from seven films, helping your walk, work or run feel like it’s of galactic importance.
If you’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you’ll know that lead character Rey means business. She’s exactly the kind of fiery, self-confident hero the next phase of the franchise needs at the helm, and if you want to get into her headspace you should check out this official playlist full of punchy tracks and big female voices.
See yourself as more of a Sith Lord in training? No problem: Kylo Ren’s official playlist is full of teen angst anthems and thrashy tunes to get your blood boiling and your energy levels spinning into overdrive. It’s perfect workout music.
Full of Sith (Podcast)
Want to delve deeper into the movies, comics, and general lore of everyone’s favourite Space Opera? Full of Sith is a weekly podcast fronted by Mike Pilot, Bryan Young and Amy Ratcliffe – some of the biggest self-confessed Star Wars nerds on planet Earth – where each week’s episode plunges headfirst into a different area of the SW universe.
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