On April 16 of this year there had been an accidental leak of the release date for the epic return of Star Wars Battlefront, a new installment by EA.
Now, updates on the game are coming in at a steady pace, and content is being revealed left and right.
But the big question is simply: Will this game be as good, if not better than the two that came before it?
Looking back through the years, every geek I’ve spoke with long enough to talk about video games has played the old Battlefronts at least once. They were just great games to own with a PS2.
The obvious next step that Battlefront needed to take to be successful was to give the fans what they oh so dearly wanted: to play as either Jedi or Sith, and to be able to partake in the memorable battles in space. Pandemic Studios delivered, naturally.
This is what is known of the game thus far:
Currently there is only one revealed multiplayer mode titled “Walker Assault”
It’s what you’d expect, the battle of Hoth.
AT-ATs, AT-STs, Snowspeeders, Tie Fighters, they’re all there. I’m eager to see what’s DICE’s take on this iconic battle. Hoth battles on BF 1 & 2 felt kind of empty to me. There was so much space, and not enough NPCs to cover all that ground. Walker Assault will have a max of 40 players in a game at once, so the emptiness should be no more.
From what I can tell, at least one type of rebel soldier has jet pack ability. I’d only assume the empire has some equivalent as well.
If you hadn’t already seen the reveal video, I highly recommend you watch it and see the awesomeness.
As of right now, it seems that they have only revealed one type of mission: Survival. At first thought, I thought it’d be some type of Nazi Zombies game mode, and I’ll tell you one thing, I’ve killed way to many zombies to continue doing it in Battlefront. But fortunately, there have not been any Nazis, or any form of zombies in the survival mode reveal.
Survival Mode can be played either by yourself or cooperatively. I’m praying it will support four-player co-op. I’m the type of gamer who doesn’t like to be limited by little options in a game. I’m also hoping there will be more than one map available with the game’s release (DEATH TO DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT!!!!).
Nevertheless, the game mode looks exciting, and I’d be more than willing to give it a go.
And oh yea, Admiral Ackbar’s your guide on the Tatooine map. 😉
For a look at the Survival mission game mode, watch this.
For those who would like to spend $10 more for a bit more pixel action, you’re in luck. The deluxe edition will come with a few weapons, one namely being the DL-44, Han Solo’s weapon of choice. Here’s a picture if you need some inspiration:
*Not actual in-game model
You’ll also be getting the Ion Grenade, a grenade that promises to inflict more damage to enemy vehicles. To further stick with the Ion weapons, you’ll also have access to the MPL ION Torpedo, capable of locking on to enemy vehicles and also promising to deliver extra damage.
The Ion Shock and Victory emotes are also included, which I doubt will have any extra added benefit besides bragging rights.
I’m sure you all will be dying to play this game as soon as it comes out. So why not preorder? Gamestop is offering a free game poster with each preorder. Here’s what it looks like:
And if a shiny new poster isn’t enough for you, how about some free DLC? Seriously, this whole free DLC at launch craze has got to stop.. Yes, you can be the proud owner of The Battle of Jakku DLC.
The battle of Jakku takes place after the final events of The Return of the Jedi, and gives the player a glimpse of what really happened after.
Players who preorder will have access to this DLC exactly one week before it is available for everyone on December 8th, 2015 (I assume for a price).
So as of right now, there is not all that much content to comment on, but with the release date coming closer and closer, and the LONG AWAITED movie coming out in December, you can bet that I will be covering all that I can on this highly anticipated release. The game will be releasing before the movie, and at this point we can only imagine just how much of the movie this game will reveal.
Knowing this, would you wait to play the game after you’ve seen the movie, or just risk the possibility of spoilers and have your way with it? Let me know your thoughts, and thanks for reading!