Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Heroes and Legends , the first Force Pack in the new Echoes of the Force cycle for Star Wars™ : The Card Game !

The Heroes and Legends Force Pack begins an epic journey through the Echoes of the Force cycle, exploring the power of the Force and its impact and effects on the galaxy. As the Heroes and Legends Force Pack opens the cycle, you’ll find Imperial forces working to complete the Dark Trooper Project and Imperial War Droids that can count their icons for the Force struggle without a Force card. At the same time, you’ll find the bold intelligence agents of the Rebel Alliance and independent Smugglers and Spies slicing in to sabotage the operation. Meanwhile, on the planet Ruusan, Jedi and Imperial Inquistitors clash over the power of the Force nexus hidden inside the Valley of the Jedi.

In the Echoes of the Force cycle, Star Wars : The Card Game experiences dramatic changes taking shape as both sides learn to better channel the power of the Force. Its balance has implications that reach far beyond damaging dark side objectives or advancing the Death Star dial. The living Force binds all things, and it may soon permeate every part of your decks, drawing strength from the new cards included in Heroes and Legends and other Force Packs from Echoes of the Force .

To talk more about the development of the Echoes of the Force cycle, here’s the cycle’s lead developer, Nate French.

A Word from Lead Developer Nate French

While we were working on the Echoes of the Force cycle, we adopted a vastly different approach than our approach to The Hoth Cycle . Instead of creating an environment-based set that focused on a single location in the movies, we aimed for a more conceptual focus, with the goal of exploring the concept of “the Force” in the game.

Given this focal point, the thematic “stars” of the set are the Jedi and the Sith. A number of new Force User and Force Sensitive units hit the scene, with a handful of new Force powers at their disposal, and cards like Mara Jade, Force Storm and My Ally Is the Force .

The Jedi and Sith are not the only beneficiaries of the new cycle. Alongside the introduction of new Force Users and Force powers, the struggle over the balance of the Force takes center stage, and both light side and dark side factions find new ways to contest and manipulate the struggle. The Dark Trooper Project and the Phase I Dark Trooper give the Imperial Navy a unique means of swaying the balance to the dark side, while Green Squadron Deployment allows the Vehicles of the Rebel Alliance to bring the balance to the light side.

Introducing new fate cards helps to craft an environment for the cycle. These cards, which appear in multiple objective sets across all factions of the game, help create a synergistic backdrop for a number of other effects in the set. This cycle introduces two new fate cards for each side, Seeds of Decay and Echoes of the Force . These new fate cards help their owner contest and influence the game as the Force struggle starts to heat up.

May the Force be with you!

Echoes of Greatness

The Heroes and Legends Force Pack invites you to participate in events stretching across the galaxy. With the menace of the Dark Trooper Project and new War Droids, the battle for the Force takes on new dimensions, as the Rebels collect the intelligence they need to maintain freedom in the galaxy. In other parts of the galaxy, Imperial Inquisitors are striking out for Ruusan, attempting to harness the power of the Force within the Valley of the Jedi, leaving only one untested Jedi to stand in their way.

Train in the Ways of the Force

With the Heroes and Legends Force Pack, the Echoes of the Force cycle is just beginning, and you can uncover new options for using the Force! Prepare for more of the power of the Force, and look for the first Force Pack in this new cycle for Star Wars : The Card Game at your local retailer in the fourth quarter of 2013!

The characters, starships, and situations of the original Star Wars trilogy come to life in Star Wars : The Card Game , a head-to-head Living Card Game ® of tactical combat and strategic planning that allows two players to wage cinematic combats between the light and dark sides of the Force.

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