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Star Wars Battlefront Expands It's Heroes And Villains


Star Wars Battlefront has revealed three new hero class characters that players will be able to play as if they meet certain conditions. Han Solo, Leia Organa and The Emperor will join the previously announced Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett.

For anyone that steps into the shoes of the galaxies most beloved smuggler, they will get to experience a whole new way to play. Lead Hero Designer Jamie Keen explains: “It’s been incredibly fun to work on Han Solo for Star Wars Battlefront. He’s such a likeable character, and turning his unique persona into gameplay features is a thrill when you’re a Star Wars fan. We’ve also witnessed the love for this character in our playtests. Han’s sardonic lines and emotes seem to put a smile on everyone’s face.

Han Solo is a gunslinger mainly designed for lone wolves and, echoing the beginning of the original Star Wars trilogy, he’s not very dependent on others. Similar to a  Rebel trooper, but with a greatly boosted arsenal, Han Solo might be the easiest Hero character to get into. Offensive output, damage, and mobility – that’s what this guy’s about. Be sure to hit up the official site of the game and read all about Han..

Leia Organa might not be a Jedi or Smuggler, but as a leader she is not afraid to get her hands dirty either and you can play in two ways with her. Lead Hero Designer Jamie Keen explains: “Leia is a character that succeeds through her fearless, strategic mind.  We can all remember moments when her quick-thinking blaster fire helped the Rebels out of trouble. Our goal for all the Hero characters has been to capture their essence and spirit from the original Star Wars™ film trilogy, and then convey that through gameplay. Doing that is more straightforward with characters wielding Lightsabers and Force abilities; it’s obvious how to build gameplay around those things. Leia was trickier in that regard since she doesn’t have a specific, favorite weapon, so we had to represent her in another way."





The playable Villains of Star Wars Battlefront that have been announced so far are Darth Vader and Boba Fett, both truly menacing characters that will strike fear into any they encounter. But now is the time to reveal the final Villain, with a touch of pure evil. It’s time to talk about Emperor Palpatine.

Lead Hero Designer Jamie Keen explains more about how Palpatine will play: 
“Based on how he’s been characterized and how he plays, Emperor Palpatine might be my personal favorite character in Star Wars Battlefront. But getting to that point has been a challenge.

We wanted many different things with the Emperor. We wanted him to be very mobile, but also about deception and fooling people that he’s fragile and weak. As you've seen in the original Star Wars™ trilogy, Palpatine pretends to be a weak old man, when he in fact is extremely powerful. That two-faced side was something we wanted to convey in gameplay and the Emperor’s abilities.

Palatine’s main attack is the iconic Force Lightning, which does a lot of damage to troops within reach. The lightning also comes in the more powerful Chain Lightning form, which is an area of effect ability dealing damage to enemies around you in all directions."

Be sure to click on over to the official site to learn more about the Emperor and his unnatural abilities.