Though Star Wars: Battlefront II arrived to a seriously muted reception after the microtransactions and loot crates controversy, EA seems to have put the time into making sure that the team shooter stays a going concern via a steady stream of new content. That’s included characters and locations from The Last Jedi and Solo, new game modes and new character skins.
We’re currently in the middle of the title’s third season, which focuses on content from the Prequel Trilogy. More specifically, it’s based around the Clone Wars and uses Geonosis from Attack of the Clones as a map. Appearing from the Prequels will be General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku. The first of those landed today and of course, industrious fans immediately began combing through the character data to see if there were any hints at what’s coming down the line, and it seems they hit paydirt, finding sound files that reference Padme Amidala and Ahsoka Tano.
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Now, Natalie Portman’s Padme Amidala will, of course, be familiar to anyone that’s seen the Prequels. She’s the political leader of the planet Naboo, Anakin Skywalker’s partner and the mother of Luke and Leia. I’d figure she’ll play somewhat like her daughter will – being geared to supporting the team and spawning soldiers to assist in the fight.
Ahsoka Tano, meanwhile, is a fan favorite from The Clone Wars TV show. She’s a Jedi Padawan assigned to Anakin Skywalker and eventual Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic. Expect her to come with a full set of Force powers and her lightsaber, and to play in the same manner as the other Jedi characters.
If they’re dipping into these individuals, I’d also love to see the team behind Star Wars: Battlefront II bring back some other Prequel figures who perhaps didn’t get the time in the spotlight they deserved. Who could say no to a reappearance by everyone’s favorite aquatic Jedi Kit Fisto? Or perhaps the twin lightsaber fury of Asajj Ventress? Or even the totally badass Captain Rex? We live in hope.