Storm Commandos were the special forces of the Galactic Empire's Stormtrooper Corps and were trained to deal with extreme combat situations. They were equipped with silver armor resembling that of an Imperial scout trooper and carried E-11 blaster rifles. Some Storm Commandos were members of the elite 501st Legion, Darth Vader's personal stormtrooper battalion.
Behind the scenesEdit
Storm Commandos were first mentioned in Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi, a 1990 Star Wars Legends supplement written by Michael Stern for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game. They became canon when they appeared in Star Wars: Galactic Defense, a tower defense game developed by DeNA Co., Ltd. that was released on October 30, 2014 and shut down on April 28, 2016.
In Galactic Defense, Storm Commandos were a type of enemy unit in the "Light Side" missions, appearing in original trilogy–themed levels recreating the Battle of Tatooine. In these levels, players utilized defense towers and Rebel forces, such as Honor Guards, to defend against waves of Imperial units; successfully destroying a Storm Commando awarded the player with "Scrap," a point standard used to upgrade or purchase towers. While Galactic Defense was canon, its actual gameplay was not; consequently, the presence of Storm Commandos on Tatooine is considered non-canon.
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Star Wars: Galactic Defense
- ↑ Galaxy Guide 5: Return of the Jedi
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Defense/email. DeNA Co., Ltd. "The descriptions and lore are canon, but instances within the game itself are not since we mix Champions from multiple eras and it is not placed within the Star Wars timeline."