This Week in Star Wars Gaming: Battlefront Expansion & LEGO Star Wars
Between Star Wars: Battlefront and the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it’s as much a golden age for Star Wars gaming as it is for Star Wars movies – and this week, both of the aforementioned games are in the news!
When Battlefront was released late last year, fans who had awaited an amazing new installment in the Star Wars gaming world had varied opinions, and the overall reviews for the game were average. But since then, EA Games has released several updates and expansions – and the latest one, which is currently available for Season Pass members and will be released to the public on July 5th, may end up being the best one yet. Not only does it feature a new location – Bespin! – but players will also finally meet Lando Calrissian. And he’s not the only character they’re adding – we’ll get to see the Corellian bounty hunter Dengar, too!
Other features of this expansion are a new Sabotage mode, more weapons, and some new Star Cards. It also helps that EA is releasing a patch at the same time, one that will clarify some issues with and make some changes to Battlefront’s partner aspect. I highly suggest checking out Gamespot’s detailed list of all the new features!
Meanwhile, Star Wars gaming fans have been getting quite a few teasers for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens game. While many people have to wait until next month to enjoy the new Battlefront expansion, LEGO Star Wars comes out on June 28th, and this week they featured Kylo Ren!
Author: Tara Lynne
Tara Lynne is a fandom and geek culture expert, public speaker, and character cosplayer who is best known for her Cersei Lannister (Game of Thrones), Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica), and Andrea (The Walking Dead) cosplays. She founded Ice & Fire Con, the first ever Game of Thrones convention in the US, and now runs its parent company Saga Event Planning.
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