Wednesday, November 21, 2018

EA Releases New Details About Obi-Wan Kenobi in 'Battlefront II'

By: Dominic Jones

Electronic Arts has been slowly rolling out the latest Clone Wars era content that's been added to Star Wars Battlefront II.  Earlier this month we saw the addition of General Grievous as a playable character, and today EA has released some new details about what fans can expect when Obi-Wan Kenobi is added to the game on November 28th (a week from today).  The character will be voiced by James Arnold Taylor, who previously voiced prequel era Obi-Wan on the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.

EA revealed that there will be two versions of Obi-Wan added to the game next Wednesday.  The first, which will be the default, is his "Jedi Master Appearance".  The second, which will be available for purchase with in-game credits or crystals, is his "The Robed Appearance".  You can see both versions below,
EA also released details about Obi-Wan's special powers in the game.  In a blog post on EA's website, his powers were described as such,

Our intention is to make him feel like the general we follow throughout the Clone Wars, where he commanded the 212th Attack Battalion – also coming to the game as Appearances for the Galactic Republic with the Battle of Geonosis update.

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 anytime.

Messing with an opponent’s head is a bit of a specialty 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. We’re giving additional control to the player, as holding down the button increases the range of this Ability.

To sum things up, Obi-Wan Kenobi is composed, defensive, and a true master of the Force.

More Clone Wars era content will be added to Battlefront II in the coming months, with Anakin Skywalker and Count Dooku being added as playable characters.

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