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Star Wars Battlefront - Planets

EA has updated their Star Wars Battlefront page to include a fun new activity of sorts ahead of the game’s launch. Now, we can explore and research the four of the main planets that await us.

Endor, Hoth, Sullust and Tatooine are on display. Each one plays as a cinematic of sorts, that stops about eight times at key points of the fray to bring up pivotal information on the planet and its goings. Endor, for instance, is described as a location “in a remote corner of the galaxy, the forest moon of Endor is home to the Ewok species, and is where the Rebel Alliance won its most crucial victory over the Galactic Empire.”

Here on Endor, we learn of Stormtroopers, speeder bikes, Biker Scouts, AT-STs, a variety of weapons and the Endor village itself. There’s even a video of the Dice team visiting California’s redwoods in efforts to recreate the Endor from the Return of the Jedi.

Hoth is detailed as “the sixth planet in the remote system of the same name, and was the site of the Rebel Alliance’s Echo Base. It is a world of snow and ice, surrounded by numerous moons, and home to deadly creatures like the wampa.” We’ll get more insight into Walker Assault mode, learn about T-47 Airspeeders, Supremacy mode, AT-ATs, and various Rebel defenses.

Sullust is described as “covered with smoke, ash and flowing lava. It’s a hot and harsh environment. The planet is the home world of the Sullustans.” Here you’ll find information on the Millennium Falcon and Slave I which are featured in the Fighter Squadron mode of Star Wars Battlefront. You’ll also learn about A-Wings, Drop Zone mode and the Imperial base stationed here.

Finally, Tatooine, “a harsh desert world orbiting twin suns in the galaxy’s Outer Rim, Tatooine is a lawless place ruled by Hutt gangsters.” Here we learn about Tie Fighters, Tie Interceptors, X-Wings, Sand Troopers, Shock Troopers, Tuskan Raiders and more. We also get a look at Heroes Battlemode here, which features a quick glimpse at an amazing bout between Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett.

I recommend you head to http://starwars.ea.com/starwars/battlefront/planets/ Yourself to check it out. It’s good look at what’s to come when Star Wars Battlefront releases on November 17th.

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Growing up a 90's kid, Jeff found his love for gaming during Nintendo's heyday. Because of that, you could call him a "Nintendo Fanboy" (albeit a rational one) to this day. Outside of his passion for the gaming industry, he’s also an avid sports enthusiast (New York Giants and Philadelphia Phillies mainly) and enjoys quality/popular TV shows and movies.