Details surrounding Star Wars Battlefront’s multiplayer mode have been leaked hours ahead of its official unveiling today at the Star Wars Celebration event. In a report given by the Associated Press, players will be able to play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett.
“In a demonstration of the game’s multiplayer mode, a team of jetpack-equipped rebels were shown carving their way through the woodsy Endor while Stormtroopers charged at them on foot, on speeders and within walkers, including a hulking AT-AT war machine,” the publication cites, adding that shoot-outs will host up to 40 players at a time.
“Other locales teased in game footage included the snowy Hoth, sandy Tatooine, and gooey Sullust, a lava-spewing planet referenced in 1983’s Return of the Jedi, as well as many Star Wars games and novels, but rarely ever seen.” As rumoured earlier in the year, you’ll also be able to take to the field as iconic characters, such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett.
“You can storm in as the Dark Lord himself,” design director Niklas Fegraeus supposedly told Associated Press. “You can wield a lightsaber. You can Force choke the rebel scum, which is fun. Basically, you are the boss of the battle. This means that you, as Vader, can lead your team to victory – if you play well.”