Video Game: Star Wars Battlefront returns

By: Cameron Snyder

Star Wars Battlefront is an action shooter video game based on the Star Wars franchise, which can be played in first, and in third-person perspectives. The third major release in the Star Wars: Battlefront series, it is being developed by EA DICE and will be published by Electronic Arts. This is not considered a sequel to the previous games but rather a reboot. It has been release for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One as of November 17 2015.

Players traverse planets from the Star Wars universe, such as Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the newly introduced planet of Sullust. The game’s online multiplayer mode supports up to 40 players in one match and 12 multiplayer maps will be available at launch. These maps will feature five locations from the Star Wars universe Hoth, Tatooine, Endor, Sullust and Jakku.

To navigate the world, players use a variety of vehicles, including both air and land-based vehicles, such as speeder bikes and AT-ATs. Battles are planet based restricting players from exploring space.

The game’s weapons, characters, gear and abilities are customizable. As new weapons are unlocked, players have the ability to share them with their teammates. Battlefront will not feature iron sights, but allows players to zoom in for better accuracy.

The game lets players choose to control either a Rebel Alliance soldier or an Imperial Stormtrooper. Other playable characters from the films can also be controlled, such as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Boba Fett, Leia Organa, Han Solo, and The Emperor. Non-playable characters such as R2-D2 and C-3PO make appearances.

The game includes co-op missions which can be played offline but does not have a campaign mode. Players can complete the missions by themselves, with bots, or another player. This game supports split screen on consoles. The game will have 10 game modes on release, Cargo, Drop Zone, Fighter Squadron, Walker Assault, Supremacy Blast, Droid Run, Heroes vs. Villains, Hero Hunt, and Missions.

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