Mark Hamill is joining Ninja for some Fortnite streaming

(Image credit: NInja)

Over the weekend, Epic and Disney released a new trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in Fortnite. After that came a Star Wars glider, a lightsaber, and TIE Fighter crash sites to explore and reclaim. Later this week, the Star Wars content crossover will move into a whole new dimension, as Mark Hamill will join with Ninja to show off more in-game content.

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Xbox Sessions, if you haven't run into it previously, is a series in which celebrity guests show off their top-tier gaming skills: Previously, for instance, Anderson Silva played Fallout 76, RZA played Gears 5, and Todd Gurley played Madden NFL 19

It's quite a pickup for Epic, which certainly seems to be making the most of that Star Wars licensing deal. It's not actually specified in the clip, but I'm taking it for granted that the "new content" will be related to the ongoing Fortnite/Star Wars crossover that's been unfolding ahead of the release of The Rise of Skywalker on December 20. After all, you don't invite Mark Hamill onto your show to showcase his hot gaming skills. (I'm sure he won't be notably worse than Ellen, though.)

Ninja tweeted a few behind-the-scenes shots of him and Hamill sharing some moments yesterday.

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Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.