Han Solo, Leia and Emperor Palpatine will be in Star Wars Battlefront

We know Luke and Darth Vader are in Star Wars Battlefront, but they aren’t the only characters who will be playable in the game. EA has released some new information on three more iconic Star Wars characters that will be appearing in the game.

Princess Leia

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Princess Leia will play more of a support character, but that doesn’t mean she needs anyone to rescue her. She will be the a very important character in terms of strategy, with her three abilities being Trooper Bane, Enhanced Squad Shield, and Supply Drop. Trooper Bane is a powerful ability that can one-shot any Stormtrooper in your line of fire, Enhanced Squad Shield allows you to hold a single position on the map, leaving your teammates to focus on the offensive, and finally the Supply Drop ability, lets you summon a supply drop containing health drops and powerups for your teammates.

Emperor Palpatine

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Emperor Palpatine returns ready to let the anger flow with his three abilities: Force Dash, Imperial Resources, and Force Lightning. Palpatine’s Imperial Resources is similar to Leia’s Supply Drop ability, because why should the good guys be the only ones to get all the goodies and powerups. Both the Force Dash and Force Lightning sound exactly like you would expect them to be, as Force Lightning is Emperor Palpatine’s signature move which will decimate everything in front of him and can also be leveled up.

Han Solo

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This time you can make Han shoot first as he enters the battlefield with three different abilities: Rapid Fire, Lucky Shot, and Shoulder Charge. Rapid fire lets Han fire unlimited shots from his blaster for a set time without having to worry about the weapon overheating, meaning take out as many opponents as you can before having to take cover. Lucky Shot is a powerful ability you will want to use against vehicles and infantries, and finally the shoulder charge comes from straight from Episode IV, here is some information on this move explained by EA:

Remember the Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope scene where Han charges into a group of stormtroopers? Then you’ll know what to expect. Shoulder Charge is both an offensive and defensive move and can be used to quickly get in to battles – but also out of them.

What other characters would you like to see revealed?

Star Wars Battlefront comes out November 10th for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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