If you want to fill the boots of Luke Skywalker in EA Dice's upcoming Star Wars Battlefront then you'd best get brushing up on your lightsaber skills.
Senior producer Jamie Keen spoke about how hero characters work and their limitations based on player ability.
“Seeing fan reactions to Luke entering the battle has been really overwhelming. We can totally relate to those feelings; Luke crossing Lightsabers with Vader is such an iconic moment,” said Keen, “His jump is based on a normal biomechanical jump, but it’s augmented by the Force. You see this in the films as well, such as when he’s jumping out of the carbonite pit or when he’s training on Dagobah.”
Your play time as a hero is limited as your health is constantly decreasing, but you can earn health buffs by killing enemies.
“Our goal was to give an average player around two minutes as a Hero or Villain,” says Keen. “But if you’re good enough, you might stretch that to around five minutes. In theory, you could play as Luke Skywalker for a whole match, but that is extremely unlikely. That said, the gauntlet is thrown!”“
Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker have been confirmed as playable hero characters with more to be revealed closer to launch.
Star Wars Battlefront will release on November 17th.