EA has just released the latest update to Star Wars Battlefront II, which includes updated looks for most of the Clone Troopers and the introduction of Anakin Skywalker (voiced by Matt Lanter). Check out the video above, and some extra information about the new update below!
How to Play as Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Battlefront II
Anakin is an extremely powerful lightsaber wielder. While his master Obi-Wan Kenobi is an expert of defensive combat, Anakin is on the other side of the spectrum, with melee attacks second to none in Star Wars Battlefront II. His offensive power with a lightsaber is demonstrated even more when using his guard-breaking and high-damage Passionate Strike.
You’ll also experience The Chosen One’s might with the Force. While focusing to deliver his Heroic Impact, Anakin absorbs a lot more damage. As a matter of fact, any incoming attacks against Anakin will make this Ability even stronger. When released, he sends all surrounding opponents flying with a 360-degree Force push.
Furthermore, using the Pull Dominance Ability, Anakin pulls his enemies in front of him, leaving the targets vulnerable to follow-up attacks. This Ability is especially effective combined with an ally’s area of effect attack.
And to capture Anakin’s care and passion for others, he’s been given a fourth and unique ultimate Ability: Retribution. As Anakin and his nearby allies take damage, his anger builds up, ultimately unleashing a Force choke on all enemies in the area.
Anakin Skywalker’s Appearances, Additional Clone Trooper Legions, and More
Anakin Skywalker is wearing his Jedi Knight outfit by default, with the Jedi Robes as an unlockable alternative. Led by him during the Clone Wars, the 501st Legion is joining the ranks of the Galactic Republic as new clone trooper appearances, too. The Coruscant Guard, missioned with peace keeping on the capital planet with the same name, arrives with this update as well.
Some other updates to the clone army are heading your way, including fixes to current legion appearances, and the opportunity to play as armored officers.
*All updates require Star WarsTM BattlefrontTM II on applicable platform (sold separately), all game updates, internet connection, EA account, and, for console players, Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership (each sold separately).
**New heroes are available for Credits earned in-game.
***Appearances available for Credits earned in-game or Crystals.
About Star Wars Battlefront 2:
Star Wars Battlefront focuses on the fast frenetic battles that you love in the star wars saga. Fight dozens of troopers alongside memorable heroes like Darth Vader each with unique skills and attributes. Chances are you’ve already played the first one and Battlefront 2 promises to deliver where it fell short. You want a story mode? You want clone troopers? You want deeper gameplay? The team at DICE seems to be trying to please the fans with this one (unless you wanted those fun 32v32 battles from the originals).