There’s something out there waiting for us…and it ain’t no man. It’s Ewoks versus Stormtroopers in Star Wars Battlefront II’s new mode.
Just when we thought it was safe to go back in the forest…
It should have been just another routine Rebel patrol. A Reaffirmation of our stranglehold on the sector. As we deployed from the research facility, wearing our shiny, clean Imperial Stormtrooper armor and loading our E-11 Blaster Rifles, nobody could have expected this…
The forest is alive.
We have suffered unimaginable losses and our number is whittling down by the hour. We are boxed in, surrounded by…something. Something striking from the shadows, killing us one at a time.
We will not last the night…
We are being hunted.
Electronic Arts have announced an all new update coming to Star Wars Battlefront II. Not only will this update include a whole host of cool new attire for our heroes and trooper classes but will also expand our game modes to include Ewok Hunt, in which you play as Endor’s furry occupants and stalk Imperial invaders in the cover of night — or try to survive as a stormtrooper, fending off menacing Ewoks until evac arrives. It’s fun and scary on both sides and arrives April 18. You can get a first look in the screenshots below.
As an Ewok, you’ll use spears, Wisties, and other abilities to take out stormtroopers, and every fallen Imperial soldier respawns as an Ewok. Once all the Empire’s forces have been defeated, the Ewoks win. When controlling a stormtrooper, you’ll have access to a blaster-mounted flashlight, perfect for spotting any sneaking furballs. (Having had the opportunity to play Ewok Hunt in advance, team members at StarWars.com confirmed that an Ewok leaping at you from the shadows, spear in hand, is pretty much the most frightening ever.)
Ewok Hunt comes as part of the Night on Endor update, which also sees Crystals return to Star Wars Battlefront II as one of the ways to unlock Appearances, including Bespin Lando, injured Chewbacca, Endor Leia and Endor Han. (Check out EA’s FAQ for more on Crystals.) Plus, more than 50 additional Appearances to personalize your units will be made available in this update.
Stay tuned to for more on Ewok Hunt…including some tips that just might help you survive the Endor night.
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