More Female Heroes May Be Added To Star Wars Battlefront 2 In 2019
General Grievous spoiled the surprise.
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EA may be planning to add two more major Clone Wars characters to Star Wars Battlefront 2. Nothing has been confirmed, but it appears as if both Ahsoka Tano and Padme Amidala will be added to the game in 2019.
General Grievous, who was added to Battlefront 2 as a playable hero on October 30, mentions both Ahsoka and Padme in certain lines of dialogue, implying that DICE is planning to have the Separatist leader interact with the two heroines in the future. EA has already confirmed that DICE has more content planned for Battlefront 2 beyond the post-launch DLC roadmap--scheduled to end in December 2018. During the company's quarterly earnings call, EA CEO Andrew Wilson stated that Battlefront 2 would continue to get more content throughout the "next year."
In an earlier blog post, EA revealed the process by which new Star Wars Battlefront 2 Hero characters are created. The most steadfast rule was that every "hero must counter a villain, and vice versa." This is why General Grievous and Count Dooku are being added to the game, as the two villains share a natural rivalry with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker--two other new Hero characters. So if Ahsoka and Padme are implemented into Battlefront 2, then that means two corresponding villains are being planned for the game as well.
Matthew Wood, James Arnold Taylor, Corey Burton, and Matt Lanter--all Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series voice actors--have returned to voice General Grievous, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Count Dooku, and Anakin Skywalker respectfully in Battlefront 2. As both Ahsoka and Padme are major characters in the same show, it stands to reason that EA would also recruit Ashley Eckstein and Catherine Taber to voice them in-game.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
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