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Battlefront 2 Space Battle Footage

August 19, 2017

Check out the Ryloth and Kamino maps on this new sneak peek of Battlefront 2:

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Force Arena Game App To Add Clone Wars Era

August 11, 2017

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Pic From Star Wars: The Prequel Trilogy

The Force Arena mobile game app is about to add the Clone Wars era. According to the Prequel Trilogy page, confirmed characters include Anakin, Ahsoka, Yoda, Mace Windu, General Grievous, Darth Maul, battle droids, and lots of clone troopers. I’d assume Obi-Wan is a sure bet; I don’t know why they’d overlook him. In all likelihood they’ll include Count Dooku, Sidious, Asajj Ventress, and Padmé at some point.

Update: Here’s a sneak peek of gameplay video…

Battlefront II Mania

June 10, 2017

Check out video from today’s game play with Darth Maul annihilating pretty much everyone in the Theed palace:

And here’s the spectacular trailer:

Image From Battlefront II

June 7, 2017

This is from the Assault on Theed part of the game:

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Looks really nice!

Battlefront II Gameplay Livestream To Feature Assault on Theed

June 1, 2017

Today EA announced that on June 10, game fans will be able to watch a live gameplay of the Assault on Theed from the upcoming Battlefront II.  Lucky fans can win a chance to be a player during this event too.

Prepare for the Assault on Theed! On June 10 at 12:30 PM PT, Darth Maul and other cross-era heroes enter the battlefield in a massive multiplayer livestream gameplay event you won’t want to miss. You might even become part of creating it.

At EA Play, you’ll be able to watch the first-ever live gameplay reveal of Star Wars ™ Battlefront ™ II, featuring livestream of 40-player gameplay set during the Assault on Theed – one of the new multiplayer battles from the prequel trilogy. Clone Troopers will mount a desperate defense against the invading forces of the Separatist Battle Droids. Can the Republic forces stop the relentless crawl of the massive Multi-Troop Transport as it lumbers toward the palace doors?

Going hands-on before the EA PLAY doors open will be a mix of your favorite Star Wars Battlefront II Game Changers, YouTube stars, Twitch streamers, and more. From JackFrags to Darkness429, we’re bringing some of the biggest names in gaming together to fight it out on the streets of Theed.

 

Leaked Battlefront II Preview Includes PT/CW Era Stuff

April 11, 2017

It’s on this site at the bottom of the page.  Watch before it gets yanked.

Petition To Include Prequel/Clone Wars Era Content In Battlefront

November 4, 2016

Are you gamers annoyed that Battlefront 2 (due for release in 2017) won’t have any prequel or Clone Wars content?  Well, someone has started a petition where you can give EA and DICE a piece of your mind.

I don’t play these kinds of games but it’s ridiculous to cut out the prequel era in two games in a row.  Wise up, EA.

PT Character Pack DLC From LEGO TFA Game

July 26, 2016

The prequel trilogy pack DLC for LEGO:  Star Wars The Force Awakens game is now available for those of you who play:

Speaking of games, but this time of the more low-tech variety, I’ve been informed that Fantasy Flight Games finally put in an ARC-170 in one of its campaigns. Given it has avoided the prequels like ebola, this is “progress.” (By the way, if you play tabletop RPGs and the like, start bugging FFG for prequel stuff.)

Short Bits

May 28, 2016

It’s a holiday weekend in the U.S. and a bank holiday weekend in the UK, so not a heck of a lot is going on.  Snack on these:

A couple of fans tipped off that the Lego TFA game will have three different prequel-themed character packs available for those getting season passes (I assumed if you play these games, you know what this means).   No Ahsoka in the Clone Wars pack, though?

Sarah caught the so-called “Chewbacca Mom” talking prequels in her interview with Star Wars Originals, the new officially-produced online show.

And you can catch this review of the SH Figurarts Mace Windu figure.

Star Wars Battlefront & EA’s Weird Ideas About “Canon”

February 2, 2016

I don’t play video games so the hype over SW Battlefront didn’t register much on my radar. But I’ve heard a lot of grumbling about limiting the game’s setting to the OT era and its lack of space battles.

Last week there was a quarterly earnings call with Electronic Arts (EA) CFO Blake Jorgensen and Jorgensen apparently said that Battlefront will remain an OT-era game, so if you’re dying to shoot Cad Bane in the face or engage in a battle on Naboo under the Battlefront banner, you can forget about it. While the CFO said that EA is open to games set in other eras, he had this to say about why Battlefront is only sticking with the OT:

“You can’t make a game in Star Wars that violates the canon of Star Wars,” said EA chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen during a quarterly earnings call yesterday, according to a transcript from Seeking Alpha. Since Battlefront is explicitly set during the era of the original trilogy, adding events from films set earlier or later than Episodes 4 through 7 would be unfaithful to the franchise, he explained.

I realize this is Polygon summarizing Seeking Alpha (where you have to register to read all of the content) but when I last checked, TFA isn’t part of the OT so I don’t know why he’d include 7 except to explain why there was an add-on to the game that allowed characters to battle away on Jakku. (I have a simpler explanation: Disney made them.) TFA characters aren’t in the add-on but still, if you can go to Jakku then why not Mustafar or Kamino or Utapau?

As some commented in the Polygon post, Battlefront jacks with canon all of the time:

“Hell, the time Boba Fett and the Emperor teamed up to kick the s*** out of Han on Hoth was my favorite part of the movies.”

“So old lady storm troopers running around with their helmets off on Hoth is canon?”

“Yeah, I totally remember watching Darth Sidious, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett ganging up on a green lightsaber, black robed Luke during the battle of Hoth back in Empire Strikes Back.”

So yeah, I’m not buying it. It’s one thing to say you don’t want Watto to battle Admiral Piett with a lightsaber because that illogically mixes up the eras. But this makes it sound like acknowledging any elements of the prequels and Clone Wars is somehow being “unfaithful” to the franchise. If that’s true, then what’s your average episode of “Rebels” doing? My guess is EA didn’t want a game that offended older/geekier prequel haters.