nerd radio

Get ready for the new daily show

EA confirm first space battles for Star Wars Battlefront

August 18th, 2016 by Marc Comments

video game news banner copy


The upcoming Death Star expansion for Star Wars Battlefront will be called Battle Station, EA has revealed at Gamescom.

It is the first time space combat has been included in the game which was first teased at Star Wars Celebration in July. Chewbacca and Bossk will be added as two new heroes in which gamers can select.

Battle Station will be a massive skirmish in space with players on the side of the Rebel Alliance staging an assault against the forces of the Galactic Empire, including the Death Star. The Rebellion, of course, never had a Death Star to call their own, so this mode will put the Imperial side constantly on the defensive.

The EA press release said: “In Phase 1 you’ll be flying X-wings and A-wings against TIE fighters and TIE interceptors in space! The main objective in this phase is for Rebels to destroy enough TIE fighters until their Y-wing support can come in to weaken the Star Destroyer’s defenses. Once vulnerable, Rebel starfighters can attack the weak spots in an effort to bring the Star Destroyer down. In an effort to help defend this key asset for the Empire, players along with AI ships will be set up to help defend the Star Destroyer.

“Phase 2 will have players fighting inside this iconic space station among areas inspired by the classic trilogy.  Rebel infantry will be tasked with extracting a priority droid from within the Death Star. Amidst the chaos of battle, you’ll be able to gain an advantage by taking up arms as our new heroes Bossk and Chewbacca!

“And finally, in the culmination of the new mode, players head back into space where the Rebels need to end the battle once and for all – by blowing up the Death Star! Players can become the hero of the Rebellion, Luke Skywalker, in his Red-5 X-wing as they attempt to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon. But beware as Darth Vader has been dispatched to protect the Empire’s asset in his TIE Advanced.”

The Death Star expansion pack is expected to launch this September. This will be followed by the fourth expansion pack featuring content from Rogue One.

Source: EA

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….