Possible Playable Character Revealed for Star Wars Battlefront 2
After learning a bunch of new details about Star Wars Battlefront 2 last week, including the release date this coming November, the developers of the newest game aren’t ruling out Jar Jar Binks as a playable character! They also revealed some more information about the story and overall gameplay.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 was officially announced at the Star Wars Celebration just last week, where the trailer promised a single-player campaign and a multiplayer expansion, and teased some original trilogy characters, as well as some new ones, including Kylo Ren. After the last Star Wars Battlefront game was highly criticized, the developers have a lot to make up for with the sequel, and they seem to be taking all of the feedback constructively in order to make a fantastic game.
In an interview with Eurogamer, Steve Blank, the Lucasfilm creative executive answered a question about whether Jar Jar Binks will be returning as a villain or a hero, cryptically saying that “only time will tell.” A similar answer was given when the team was asked if original cast members would be returning to provide voice overs for the hero characters. Steve Blank also clarified what looked to be a continuity error in the Emperor’s storyline in the trailer, stating that they are using The Messenger from the Shattered Empire comic.
Mark Thompson, the game director, also confirmed the narrative of the single-player mode, stating that the campaign would begin with the Battle of Endor and end at Starkiller Base. We learned that unfortunately, the popular Galactic Conquest game mode of the early game franchise will not be making a comeback to Star Wars Battlefront 2. With that said, Matt Webster, from Criterion, did give us hope that we could possibly see this game mode in the future at some point, stating the mode could be “one that we’ll leave for another day.” The team then talked about some other gameplay components, suggesting that there are significant changes to character customization, and there will be options to customize starships, as well as heroes!
While it is not confirmed whether Jar Jar Binks will be making an appearance in the upcoming game, the fact that there will be some additional characters, both old and new alike, is exciting! Although many of the Battlefront 2 announcements have been direct fixes to complaints about Battlefront 1, like the confirmation of no season pass, it gives both returning, as well as new players hope in a better game.
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