ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Star Wars: Battlefront is my second most anticipated title for 2015, after Hideo Kojima's final Metal Gear Solid title with [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain](tag:2683985). But even though its release date is set for just a week after that of Fallout 4, we don't seem to know as much as we'd expect this late into the year. Star Wars: Battlefront will hopefully be everything we could want it to be, but we all have our reservations.

But the one aspect of the game that I think everyone is dying to know about is the heroes and villains. What will it be like to take control of these famous Star Wars characters, and what will happen if we meet another player on the battlefront that's a hero or villain too?

Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars: Battlefront - the Gameplay for Heroes & Villains

We know that heroes and villains will be playable on the many planets we can battle on in Star Wars: Battlefront. They are picked up on the battlefield in the form of power-ups, but we're not exactly sure how things work when two are pitched against one another. So far Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Boba Fett have been confirmed, with Han Solo basically being a given. But what happens when Luke goes up against Vader?

Do lightsabers clash like they do in the gameplay trailer we got a while back? Or is it like the original games where we just hack and slash at our enemies? I sincerely hope it isn't the latter. We'd love to have blocks, high attacks and low attacks, so that once we reach one another we can have a fight in the style of Ubisoft's new game, For Honor. It would also make a fight between Luke and Boba Fett far more enjoyable.

Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront

Gamescom will hopefully be the eye opener for this whole discussion. But from what representatives of DICE have stated about this system is that these high and low attacks are available. This will result in a kind of lightsaber duel upon meeting another hero or villain. This might be quite an unlikely occurrence in Star Wars: Battlefront, we've yet to uncover the truth behind this.

"Luke and Vader will clash lightsabers." is something that a representative stated in a discussion on Reddit regarding this gameplay mechanic. We're just hoping that it's in a more dynamic way then simply mashing buttons at one another. We'll have to check it out at a later time. But what other heroes and villains could [Star Wars: Battlefront](tag:2684021) give us?

Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Battlefront

Heroes & Villains We Want in Star Wars: Battlefront

This is our dream list of controllable villains and heroes for Battlefront:

  • Chewbacca
  • Han Solo
  • The Emperor
  • Obi-Wan
  • Leia
  • Lando
  • Kylo Ren

Let us know if you'd add anyone else to the list in the comments and what you really want from the villains and heroes of Star Wars: Battlefront!


Which of these heroes and villains would you pick?


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