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Star Wars Battlefront II

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Criterion (EU), Motive Studios (US)
Release Date: Nov. 17, 2017

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'Star Wars Battlefront II' (ALL) Adding Obi-Wan Kenobi As Playable Character Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2018 @ 8:47 a.m. PST

Live the untold Star Wars story of Iden, an elite Stormtrooper, in an original single-player story. Battle on land and in space in an expanded multiplayer experience with iconic heroes and villains, thrilling space battles, and a deep progression and customization system.

Building upon the foundation of groundbreaking visuals and authenticity of EA's Star Wars Battlefront, DICE, Motive and Criterion are teaming up to deliver one of the most expansive Star Wars games to date. Star Wars Battlefront II will allow players to experience the untold story of an Imperial elite special forces soldier in an all-new single player campaign. In epic multiplayer battles, players will be able to pilot a First Order TIE fighter through intense dogfights in space, and play as ground troopers or iconic heroes and villains, such as Yoda and Darth Maul, across all three Star Wars eras.

Featuring new characters created by Motive in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm, the Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign will deliver a new exciting story to the Star Wars universe. Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space. In addition to Iden, players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign.


Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi will arrive in Star Wars Battlefront II starting on November 28 as part of the Battle of Geonosis update.

How will Obi-Wan Kenobi play in Star Wars Battlefront II? What are his Abilities? What different Appearances will he slip into?

The legacy of the fabled Jedi Master transcends eras. He was a member of the Jedi Council, a general for the Galactic Republic, and later, after spending years in exile, mentor to Luke Skywalker.

Of course, Luke wasn’t the first Skywalker taken under Kenobi’s wings, as Obi-Wan trained and fought alongside his father Anakin Skywalker (coming to the game this February) during the Clone Wars. And it’s primarily this chapter of his life that’s inspired Obi-Wan’s representation in Star Wars Battlefront II.

A master of defensive lightsaber combat and usage of the Force, he was also a constant thorn in General Grievous’ side. The Clone Wars animated series veterans Matthew Wood (Grievous) and James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan) are voicing the arch-nemeses, accentuating the history between the two.

We’ve modelled Obi-Wan Kenobi after Ewan McGregor’s portrayal in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

Catering to these known traits and characteristics, we hope that players will feel right at home playing as the Jedi Master in Star Wars Battlefront II.

Now, even though our hero isn’t arriving until November 28, knowledge is power. So, use the intel below to prepare your mind and strategy.

Wielding his trademark lightsaber beaming with blue, and reflecting his mastery of defensive combat, Obi-Wan’s blocking skills are superior to any other Jedi in the game. His stamina and near perfect defense are joined by powerful, chained melee attacks.

Our intention is to make him feel like the general we follow throughout the Clone Wars, where he commanded the 212th Attack Battalion – also coming to the game as Appearances for the Galactic Republic with the Battle of Geonosis update.

This is most markedly referenced through his Defensive Rush Ability, where Obi-Wan rushes forward while swinging his lightsaber, deflecting blaster shots with flawless accuracy and damaging enemies in front of him. When this Ability is active, the player can choose to deliver a final strike at anytime.

Messing with an opponent’s head is a bit of a specialty of Obi-Wan’s, and this is showcased with the Restrictive Mind Trick Ability. The mind trick disrupts the target’s Abilities for a short time – including dodges! Use it wisely to outsmart your enemy.

Offensively, he can utilize the Force to make an All-Out Push. It’s similar to Luke Skywalker’s push, but Obi-Wan’s version is more focused than that of his future pupil. We’re giving additional control to the player, as holding down the button increases the range of this Ability.

To sum things up, Obi-Wan Kenobi is composed, defensive, and a true master of the Force.

The noble man arrives with the default Jedi Master Appearance. The Robed Appearance will also be available for purchase with Credits or Crystals on November 28. A nod to his time as commander of the 212th Attack Battalion, the General Kenobi Appearance will also be available for Credits or Crystals at a later date.

In addition to the all-new single player campaign, the team at DICE is evolving the game's multiplayer to become the ultimate Star Wars battleground. With modes supporting up to 40 players, Star Wars Battlefront II takes fans through a wide range of iconic locations from all three eras: prequel, classic and new trilogy, including new in-game locations such as Yavin 4's jungle canopies, the spaceport town of Mos Eisley, and Starkiller Base. Players can choose from an array of land and air vehicles and master their own hero's journey, with customizable character progression across heroes, villains, troopers and starfighters.

As one of the most requested fan modes, galactic-scale space combat is also brought to life in Star Wars Battlefront II. Criterion, with a deep history of creating some of gaming's fastest and intuitive vehicles, has built space combat from the ground up with refined handling, weapons, and customization options. Players can drop into the cockpit of the galaxy's most iconic ships, weave between asteroid fields and fly through imperial dockyards in high stakes dogfights.

Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront II can join the excitement of the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with content inspired by the upcoming film including exclusive Kylo Ren and Rey themed looks. Players can also equip both characters with epic ability upgrades in multiplayer. Additionally, when taking the fight to space, players can upgrade to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Millennium Falcon and a new First Order ship.

Players that order the Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition will not only have access to all the Star Wars: The Last Jedi inspired pre-order content, found in Star Wars Battlefront II: The Last Jedi Heroes, but can also dominate the battlefront as the ultimate Star Wars elite trooper. Every trooper class will receive upgrades, delivering superior firepower, deadly weapon modifications and epic combat abilities. Deluxe Edition owners will also get a head start on the battlefront, being able to jump into the game up to three days early.

Star Wars Battlefront II is currently available worldwide for PS4, Xbox One, and on PC (Origin).


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