Star Wars: Battlefront unveils three more legendary series characters

The legendary characters in Star Wars Battlefront don't stop at Jedi and Sith. That's why Princess Leia, Han Solo, and Emperor Palpatine are joining this party, too.

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Star Wars Battlefront is going to try to get the most out of its legendary characters, as evidenced by some of its new game modes, like Hero Hunt. Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Boba Fett were already confirmed to be part of the Hero roster, but today, EA and DICE are revealing three more Star Wars favorites that will join the fight.

Princess Leia will enter the fray, but isn't exactly recognized for a signature weapon. Rather, she'll buff nearby teammates and anyone that spawns close to her position will enter as Alderaan Honor Guards. She'll also be armed with a Trooper Bane blaster, which delivers one-hit kills on all stormtroopers, and the Enhanced Squad Shield that can protect nearby teammates.

Han Solo focuses more on solo (no pun intended) play, where he'll simply come in with heavier offensive abilities. He won't do much to help teammates, but even acting on his own, he can take out numerous targets with his Rapid Fire ability, which ensures his blaster won't overheat. Using his Lucky Shot, he can also charge up shots and take out vehicles. Finally, there's Shoulder Charge, which sees Han barrel into a group of enemies. Some might say that's not advised, but never tell him the odds.

Finally, there's Emperor Palpatine, master of the Dark Side himself. Obviously, his main attack is the incredibly powerful Force Lightning, which can be upgraded to Chain Lightning to shock multiple targets. Force Dash will give him an unexpected speed buff, allowing him to reach other Empire forces. His presence will rally his troops, offering powerups to any nearby.

More details can be found on PlayStation.Blog. Look for Star Wars: Battlefront to hit PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on November 17.

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