Seemingly out of nowhere, ngmoco has dropped another freemium title on the Canadian App Store tonight. Don’t expect to be doing too much farming or pet-raising here, though. Star Wars: Imperial Academy is a multiplayer first-person arena shooter that places you in the boots of a blaster-swinging Stormtrooper.
After some hands-on time, it’s become pretty clear that Imperial Academy is little more than ngmoco’s earlier freemium shooter Eliminate Pro with a Corellian coat of paint. That’s not necessarily a bad thing mind you – Eliminate Pro definitely has its fans, and a Star Wars makeover might just be what the experience needs to get it back in the top 10 – just don’t expect wholly original gameplay if you’ve had a chance to dabble in their previous effort.
Star Wars and ngmoco – who’d have seen that coming? Expect this one to hit the App Store internationally as soon as they feel the servers can handle it.
If you live in Canada, pick up a blaster rifle and do your part for the Imperial Army. Click here to enlist today!