Star Wars

  • New Star Wars Battlefront Bespin Expansion Released

    Battlefront Bespin DLC

    The Bespin update for Star Wars Battlefront has been talked about quite a lot already but there's no need to talk about it anymore because it has finally been released.

    The new expansion, which is part of the season pass for Star Wars Battlefront, includes 5 new maps, two new heroes, new weapons and new star cards. The new expansion also adds a game mode which has been suitably named Sabotage. A description for the Sabotage game mode has been provided below.

    "The Empire are using Tibanna Gas Generators to power their tractor beams, preventing Rebel transports from escaping Cloud City. The Rebels must blow up the generators and defend their extraction point. The Empire must stop the Rebels and hunt them down."

    Whilst the new Bespin expansion content has been added to season pass holders, there has been a new patch alongside the update that brings some changes to all players. Firstly, the new patch has increased the level cap from 60 to 70. Players can also unlock new content for the Bespin wing guard and the Shock Trooper. These new unlockables are cosmetic based, so this doesn't include any new weapons or equipment.

    Besides some other, small general changes and overall bug fixes, the main included features for all players have been explained below.

    Firstly, Palpatine's' honor guard have been replaced with Royal Guards, and Leia's honor guards have been replaced with Alderaan Guards. This should help differentiate the two characters a little better on both the Empire and the Rebel side.

  • $10 Season Pass for Lego Star Wars 7 Explained

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    $10 for a season pass is on the cheap side of things but after Warner Bros. announcement, it's clear that the pass for Lego Star Wars 7 is worth picking up if you're into the game. The image shown above includes all of the information about the season pass if you want a quick look.

    Firstly, the season pass will add five new playable characters to the game. These characters will be part of the Jedi Character Pack which will be available as part of the season pass. Apparently the pack will include a variety of members of the Jedi Order as well as a few vehicles. This pack should include Aayla Secura, Ki-Adi-Mundi, Kit Fisto, Luminara Unduli, Mace Windu, Plo Koon, Saesee Tiin, Shaak Ti, the full size Jedi Interceptor, and the micro-figure Jedi Interceptor.

    The season pass will also include three new level packs which should include details of episode 7 from differing perspectives to what we saw on the big screen. In one mission, for example, we get to play as Kylo Ren during the attack on Maz Kanata's castle.

    The DLC packs on their own are worth $3 each and it seems as if there will be a total of five different character packs, all of which will be included within the season pass. Details on the level packs have not been revealed yet but we wouldn't be surprised if these also cost $3 each. It seems as if the level packs also include extra characters.

  • Titanfall Devs Making New Star Wars Games

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    Star Wars is going to blow up. Again. The revitalization of the Star Wars franchise is being charged ahead by plenty of big time companies, including the likes of Disney and EA. On the gameplay front, EA has a huge amount of resources at their disposal to use as they please, one such resource being Respawn Entertainment, the development team that launched Titanfall.

    Whilst Respawn Entertainment are currently working on the development of Titanfall 2, they've also undertaken the task to develop a brand new Star Wars title. We know absolutely nothing about the title yet, other than it will be considered an "all-new third-person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe."

    Don't worry if you're concerned about Respawn juggling too much at once. They might be the biggest development team out there but rumors suggest that Titanfall 2 is nearing completion and it may even be launching later this year, so this leaves a lot of the current development team with little to work on in regards to the first Titanfall sequel.

    Respawn Entertainment isn't the only development team under EA's umbrella that'll be working on a new Star Wars game. In fact, the entire following list of development studios, all of which are now owned or partly owned by EA, will be working on a Star Wars game.
    + Capital Games
    + Visceral Games
    + DICE
    + BioWare
    + Motive
    Too much Star Wars? Well, the Star Wars universe is massive and each of these teams are highly skilled and have their own experience with different video game genres. We think it could go well for EA, although the thought of a new Star Wars title will start to get less and less exciting for existing fans.

  • Star Wars Battlefront Gets New March Update

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    A brand new update for Star Wars Battlefront has hit servers and it features a bunch of new content for March. The new update is already available for all platforms - this includes PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

    It should be noted that all of the content in the new March update for Star Wars Battlefront is entirely free of charge for all players across all three platforms. The new update adds a new survival mission on Tatooine called Rebel Depot, as well as Survivors of Ender to Assault, Supremacy, Walker Assault and Turning Point.

    The update adds Rebel Depot on Tatooine as a new Survival Mission, and brings Survivors of Endor to the Walker Assault, Supremacy, and Turning Point modes.

    After this free content update, more content for Star Wars Battlefront is sure to follow. However the next upcoming content will most likely be part of the paid DLC season pass. We're expecting to see Outer Rim as the first expansion for Star Wars Battlefront and this should include new weapons, new heroes, new weapons and most interestingly, a new game mode.

    Outer Rim doesn't have a release date yet but some of the new maps will include the factories of Sullust and Jabba The Hutt's Palace on Tattooine. So far we don't know what other maps will be included and what new weapons and heroes will be added to Outer Rim. After Outer Rim, players will soon have access to other expansions. Below the release windows for future expansions have been listed.

    Bespin: June-August
    Death Star: September-November
    Untitled DLC: Early 2017

  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gets Leaked

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    Star Wars was the first franchise to be transformed into a LEGO video game and since then LEGO video games have blown up in popularity. It only makes sense that following the release of Star Wars Episode 7, the LEGO team work towards developing a LEGO adaptation of the movie.

    So far, no official confirmation has hit the internet, but a trailer of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been leaked and it's been painted all over Youtube. According to the leak, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to be released June 28 on Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

    The LEGO video game of The Force Awakens will be based upon the movie so it will include the characters that are featured in the new movie. Interestingly there will be some exclusive content that will feature gameplay that bridges the gap between Star Wars episode 6 and Star Wars episode 7.

    Despite being made out of LEGO, the screens included in the trailer show that LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be one of the best looking LEGO video games ever in terms of graphical fidelity. Everything looks a lot shinier and all of the LEGO components look even truer to the real life versions.

    If LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens launches on June 28 this year, will you be picking it up?

  • Star Wars Battlefront Won't Have Episode 7 DLC

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    With the release of Battlefront in November and Star Wars Episode 7 in December, it seems like perfect sense to add some Episode 7 themed DLC into Battlefront in the near future. Unfortunately DICE has revealed that they do not have any plans to release any Episode 7 themed content for the new Battlefront and in fact Battlefront will only include content from the original prequel trilogy.

    DICE definitely has some DLC in plan for Battlefront in 2016 but all of the new maps and content will be themed around episodes 4, 5 and 6.

    You may be wondering why DICE decided to create the Battle of Jakku map if Battlefront will only focus on the first three movies. According to Star Wars lore, Battlefront's Battle of Jakku map takes place 29 years before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so whilst it's still ahead of the first prequel episodes, it still is within the realms of Star Wars Episode 6 as opposed to The Force Awakens.

    The news came via a Twitter post, which read as, "Our team is focusing on the original trilogy for this release of Star Wars Battlefront."

    The way this is worded is quite interesting. Whilst it does mean that Battlefront will not be getting any non-prequel content for the release of the game, EA and DICE may make plans to make content based on Episode 7 in the future. If there are future Battlefront games, these could also include content from different Star Wars eras.

  • There is a Star Wars Battlefront Invincibility Glitch

    Star Wars Battlefront Invincibility

    Right now an increasing number of reports from players are coming in that suggests there is a glitch in Star Wars Battlefront that grants players invincibility. So far there doesn't seem to be any clear, reproducible steps to use the invincibility glitch, but it seems to involve a method used to commit suicide in a match.

    One possible method to perform this glitch requires a player to spawn a vehicle under another vehicle - this will push the newly spawned vehicle under the ground. In most cases it seems like players are instantly killed when trying to reproduce the glitch but at times players manage to trick the game into thinking they are dead but they are still alive.

    In this case, players are able to attack enemies but they can't take damage, essentially making them invincible till the end of the match. DICE has not yet released a statement about the cheat but we doubt they will ban players for using it considering that it is a glitch.

    The glitch has been in the game since the launch so hopefully DICE can fix it soon. If you feel like using the glitch yourself, there are plenty of tutorials online, although none of them report an easy-to-reproduce method. It seems like no matter what method you try, you'll have to give it multiple tries before it finally works.

    Would you ever consider using a glitch like this online against other players?

  • Uncharted Style Han Solo Game May be In the Works

    han solo gameDisney's purchase of Lucasarts may have caused a few upcoming Star Wars games to be canned, but it looks like the Star Wars name may now be force pushed further into the industry as rumors suggest Disney are gearing up to release another game from the same universe.

    According to the rumors circulating around the supposed Star Wars game, the new title will feature Han Solo as the protagonist. Whilst we know little about the gameplay of the rumored Han Solo game, many believe that the title may end up something a little like the Uncharted series.

    If that is the case, we sure can expect some interesting 3D platforming as well as a lot of explosive action, and maybe a Wookie or two along the way as well. The source of the rumors also suggest that part of the same team currently working on Battlefield Hardline will move over to working on the Han Solo game.

    DICE already has ties with the Star Wars universe and they are currently working on the new gen Battlefront title, but the latest Battlefield game is mostly under the control of another company, Visceral Games.

    Visceral Games do have experience with third person shooters, and previous rumors have suggested that the company are currently working on an "untitled Star Wars" game. There’s certainly a little bit of doubt in us about the likelihood of a Han Solo game appearing, but we’re hoping it could come to light. We expect Visceral could do a pretty good job with it.

  • Goodbye Star Wars 1313 - Disney Abandons Video Game Trademark

    Star Wars 1313 Cancelled

    There have been so many different Star Wars video games over the years, from Lego Star Wars, a game that started a whole new kid-friendly franchise for Lego, to The Knights of the Old Republic, an RPG that blew the minds of gamers back in the original Xbox days, and it was sad to hear that the recent acquisition by Disney meant that new Star Wars video game projects have pretty much been cancelled and abandoned.

    One of those projects was Star Wars 1313 - a game that took a deeper delve into the story of the origins of Boba Fett, a character that has probably been considered one of the best in Star Wars history, despite not really showing his face in the original trilogy for very long at all.

    The game was planned to be an action adventure title, and details on development had been leaking out since early 2012. Unfortunately though, with the closure of LucasArts, it's future looked pretty bleak.

    This week, Disney abandoned the trademark for the title, which pretty much confirms that Star Wars 1313 is now in the trash.

    This was a bit of a shame to hear, but it was expected. This isn't the end for Star Wars video games though - EA has so far taken rights to develop future Star Wars games, and Disney have decided to let publishers develop games that will appeal to the core market, and the first title to be in that niche is of course Battlefront, which is currently being developed by DICE.

  • DICE Working Hard on Star Wars: Battlefront

    Fans were a little disappointed when Lucasarts officially closed down and Disney took control of Lucusfilms. Many gamers expected that this meant there were not going to be any more Star Wars themed games, but DICE shocked us all at E3 with a small 20 second teaser revealing Star Wars: Battlefront, a game that has long been wanted by many gamers and Star Wars fans alike.

    EA games label president Frank Gibeau has talked a little about DICE's progress on the game at EA's FY14 Q1 earnings call and stated that "The DICE team is well into development on that product already, so we feel very bullish about our shooter rotation over the next several years."

    Gibeau also went on to saying that Battlefront 3 will have a third-person component to it, hinting that the third game in the series will offer both third-person and first-person just like the previous games.

    A release window hasn't been given on the game, but we can definitely expect to hear more about it soon, and I would guess the game would arrive late 2014 or early 2015.

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