Star Wars: Battlefront II is already shaping up to be one of the most hyped games of 2017, and for good reason. While not every bit of news has been worthy of applause, the vast majority of features announced for the game have been relatively well-received by the gaming community – quite the feat when considering the ill reputation of the game’s publisher, Electronic Arts.
Though not an official release by the studio, the recent uncovering of Battlefront 2’s as-of-yet-unannounced cast of heroes has served to only fuel this enthusiasm. According to a post by Reddit user uninspired_zebra, the characters of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Darth Sidious, and Bossk will be making a return to the series after their initial appearance in 2015’s installment.
The newer cast is where things begin to really shake up. As Battlefront 2 will include both the events of the prequels and sequels, so too will the game include its heroes – and villains. As expected from earlier trailers, the characters of Yoda, Darth Maul, Rey, and Kylo Ren will be making appearances in the upcoming sequel. What wasn’t confirmed, however, were the arrivals of General Grievous and Captain Phasma.
As some have already pointed out, the general format for the Battlefront series in the past has had a hero to match every villain. This means that there are still a couple of characters missing. Obi-Wan Kenobi is expected to oppose Grievous as he did in the films, while players are predicting Finn as a counter to Phasma.