New Star Wars: Battlefront rumors that will get you excited

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We just found out last week that Star Wars: Battlefront will be releasing this Holiday season and fans (including myself) can’t wait. Fansite MakingStarWars have come across some interesting rumors about the upcoming title that will make the anticipation even sweeter. Normally when rumors surface from a fansite, it’s usually nothing of worth. The difference here being that these guys have actually been precise with all of their Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens rumors so far, so there shouldn’t be any reason to start doubting them now.

The list is rather large, but they claim their sources are accurate.

  • The story of Star Wars: Battlefront’s campaign will span pretty much the entire Star Wars saga.

  • Star Wars Battlefront will feature segments in which you play as both the good guys (Prequel Republic, Rebellion and Republic) and bad guys (Separatists and the Empire). It was specifically stated that there will be a small portion of prequel trilogy content. You will participate in a couple of battles from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and the space battle above Coruscant from the beginning of Revenge of the Sith.

  • The majority of the campaign will take place during the original trilogy era. All of the battles and settings that you would expect to be there will be playable. It was said that the campaign itself is pretty long when compared to other first person shooters.

  • There will be some segments of the campaign which take place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. There won’t be a lot because in their words “Lucasfilm has a lot of plans for that era.”

  • The last section of the campaign takes place before and during the opening segments of The Force Awakens. Don’t expect anything too revealing, because the game is expected to ship about a month before the movie releases.

  • For both the Republic (that’s what the good guys are being called in the production here) and Empire sections you will be playing characters that actually appear in The Force Awakens.

  • EA/DICE was allowed into Pinewood Studios for a few days to scan and capture props, sets, etc for recreation in the game.

  • At one point either during either the portion between episodes 6 and 7 or the portion from the beginning of The Force Awakens a character with the last name Tarkin appears.

  • The scale of the multiplayer is going to be absolutely massive with up 32 players participating on each side.

  • Space to land battles are absolutely happening, but will only be available in certain game modes.

  • There will be a “hero” system in place, where as you play you accumulate points that you can eventually cash in to play as a “hero” character. These characters are extremely powerful and have abilities that are not available to the normal characters that you play for most of the matches. The system is constantly in flux, but as it is now, pretty much everyone have a chance to play as a hero at least once per match.

  • The Downloadable Content plan for the game is “extremely aggressive”. Expect up to five DLC packs for the game, with the first coming out before the end of 2015. Each pack will be themed, with the first two or three being exclusively based around content from The Force Awakens.

  • The game will ship with several The Force Awakens characters already, but some won’t be added until DLC. Specifically all of the characters in the trailers will be available at launch, as will new versions of the X-wing an TIE fighter.

  • Tons of new ships and vehicles.

  • The contents of each DLC will contain at least three new maps, new hero characters, and new vehicles/ships.

  • I saw a character model for the new Stormtroopers, the model for the new X-wings, and some random models of guns, grenades, and other things like that. However, the most interesting thing was a picture of a screen from one of the employee databases.

  • It was as a checklist that the department heads can go through to see whats been complete, whats been bug tested, etc. It was basically just a black screen with lines and lines of text posts, with comments and suggestions under each post. What was most interesting about this is what was listed. This particular screen I saw was for a listing of maps for the multiplayer mode. There was a lot of stuff that you’d expect to see in a game like this like:

     Hoth: EP5
    Endor: EP6
    Alderaan
    Corscucant
    Yavin: EP4
    Tatooine: EP1
    Tatooine; EP4
    Tatooine: EP7

That’s a bit much to digest, but my fingers are crossed that they may be true. One of the rumors that caught my eye in particular was bringing back the Hero system. In a setting that would be very similar to Battlefield 4, I’m wondering how the Hero inclusion will fit in. I ask this only because of the sheer size the maps have the potential to be. As far as battles are concerned, I’m looking forward to playing the space battle from A New Hope. What will you guys be looking forward to?

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