EA’s DICE Explains the Hero System in Star Wars Battlefront
Star Wars Battlefront features several iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and others. But just where will you find the pickups and how long will you allowed to play as them?
Senior Producer Jamie Keen detailed how the Hero system will work in the game. He explained how they captured Luke’s look from Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, with his black attire and gloved right hand. The post also revealed some of his moves such as the Force Push, which throws enemies far away using the Force. Then there is the Saber Rush, which is a fast attack utilizing both the Force and the lightsaber.
“Luke’s movement is varied and powerful, featuring a wide-sweeping, heavy attack with his Lightsaber that can take out large groups of enemies. For more distant targets, the Force Push is a gratifying move that will send Imperial troops flying, and Saber Rush lets you use the Force to propel yourself extremely quickly for a lightning-fast attack.”
During the gameplay session, if you locate and acquire a battle pickup, you will take the form of one of the those legendary Star Wars characters included, although, you will never know who.
Once you take it, your character’s health will start to deplete, unless you kill off some enemies, which increases the duration and your health.
“Our goal was to give an average player around two minutes as a Hero or Villain, but if you’re good enough, you might stretch that to around five minutes. In theory, you could play as Luke Skywalker for a whole match, but that is extremely unlikely. That said, the gauntlet is thrown!”
Star Wars Battlefront is set to launch on November 17 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, with the Beta starting on early October.