Get a closer look at the Jedi Master arriving with the Battle of Geonosis update.
After what has seemed like an eternity, Obi-Wan Kenobi is coming to Star Wars: Battlefront II on November 28 with the Battle of Geonosis update. Not only will fans have the chance to deploy along the front lines as the great Jedi master himself, but we will also have the choice of attires in which to take to the fight to the Separatist Alliance.
But how will Obi-Wan Kenobi play in Star Wars Battlefront II? What are his Abilities? What different Appearances will he slip into? Let’s explore the press release and feel the force with Future of the Force.
The Legacy of Obi-Wan Kenobi Brought to Star Wars Battlefront II
The legacy of the fabled Jedi Master transcends eras. He was a member of the Jedi Council, a general for the Galactic Republic, and later, after spending years in exile, mentor to Luke Skywalker. Of course, Luke wasn’t the first Skywalker taken under Kenobi’s wings, as Obi-Wan trained and fought alongside his father Anakin Skywalker (coming to the game this February) during The Clone Wars. And it’s primarily this chapter of his life that’s inspired Obi-Wan’s representation in Star Wars Battlefront II.
A master of defensive lightsaber combat and usage of the Force, he was also a constant thorn in General Grievous’ side. The Clone Wars animated series veterans Matthew Wood (Grievous) and James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan) are voicing the arch-nemesis, accentuating the history between the two.
EA Star Wars has confirmed its aim to produce their Battlefront characters based upon the likenesses of their real-life actors. As such, they’ve modelled Obi-Wan Kenobi after Ewan McGregor’s portrayal in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Abilities in Star Wars Battlefront II
Now, even though our beloved hero isn’t arriving until November 28, knowledge is power. So, use the intel below to prepare your mind and strategy.
Wielding his trademark lightsaber beaming with blue, and reflecting his mastery of defensive combat, Obi-Wan’s blocking skills are superior to any other Jedi in the game. His stamina and near perfect defense are joined by powerful, chained melee attacks. This is most markedly referenced through his Defensive Rush Ability, where Obi-Wan rushes forward while swinging his lightsaber, deflecting blaster shots with flawless accuracy and damaging enemies in front of him. When this Ability is active, the player can choose to deliver a final strike at any time.
Messing with an opponent’s head is a bit of a speciality of Obi-Wan’s, and this is showcased with the Restrictive Mind Trick Ability. The mind trick disrupts the target’s Abilities for a short time – including dodges! Use it wisely to outsmart your enemy. Offensively, he can utilize the Force to make an All-Out Push. It’s similar to Luke Skywalker’s push, but Obi-Wan’s version is more focused than that of his future pupil. Additional control has been afforded to the player, as holding down the button will increase the range of this Ability.
To sum things up, Obi-Wan Kenobi is composed, defensive, and a true master of the Force.
The Appearances of Obi-Wan Kenobi
The nobleman arrives with the default Jedi Master Appearance. The Robed Appearance will also be available for purchase with Credits or Crystals on November 28. A nod to his time as commander of the 212th Attack Battalion, the General Kenobi Appearance will also be available for Credits or Crystals at a later date.
If that isn’t enough to excite your inner Jedi, EA have since released an all-new Geonosis featurette which you can watch below.
Start saving your credits folks, Obi-Wan Kenobi is coming to enhance your gameplay experience from November 28.
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source: EA Star Wars
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