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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 Count Dooku As Playable Character Tomorrow

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2019 @ 5:17 p.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.

Ex-Jedi turned menacing Sith lord himself, Count Dooku will make his debut in Star Wars Battlefront II tomorrow, January 23 in the Darth Tyranus Update.

Once an apprentice of Master Yoda, Count Dooku turned his back on the Jedi Order with a thirst for more power, assuming his Sith identity, Darth Tyranus. Serving the dark side, he supervised the creation of the clone army on Kamino, trained General Grievous in the art of lightsaber combat, and educated the Dathomirian Asajj Ventress in his teachings.

At the dawn of the Clone Wars, Count Dooku dueled his old Jedi Master on Geonosis after defeating Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker (coming to Star Wars Battlefront II next month) – single-handedly.

Undoubtedly an experienced and skilled duelist, Count Dooku engaged in combat with elegance. He wielded his signature red lightsaber emitting from a curved hilt, allowing him to fight with refined accuracy.

These qualities of sophistication and power are what we’re bringing to life with the Sith Lord entering Star Wars Battlefront II.

Count Dooku’s melee attacks are highly lethal and he’s able to deflect opposing lightsabers with great efficiency. This is signified by a wider blocking range and less stamina depletion compared to other heroes. It comes at a cost, however, with Dooku lacking in his capability to deflect blaster shots.

Looking at his special Abilities, Dooku unleashes the Lightning Stun to throw enemies within range to the ground, inflicting harm, and leaving them in the open to follow-up attacks.

The Expose Weakness Ability, on the other hand, influences the target with slower movement and an increased amount of damage taken from Dooku and his allies. If Dooku eliminates the target personally by delivering a final blow, this Ability recharges immediately.

Activating the Duelist Ability showcases the true grace of Dooku’s skillset when it comes to lightsaber combat. The Ability changes up his attack sequence, with Dooku performing quick slashes – one hand on his back – with a high damage output.

Count Dooku himself will arrive with his default Sith Lord outfit, donning a brown cape, and the Dark Ritual Appearance will be available to unlock on January 30.

We believe that the Dark Ritual Appearance will appeal a little extra to fans of The Clone Wars, as it originates from the sixth season, The Lost Missions, of the animated series.

Another, yet to be announced, Appearance for Count Dooku is set to arrive later in February.

Geonosis will be added to the Heroes vs. Villains, Blast, and Custom Arcade game modes as part of our January update. Set in the Geonosian canyons, you can now enjoy fighting on the barren world in the smaller, more focused game modes.

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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