With female Stormtroopers being a mainstay of cosplayers for a long time, we pretty much figured we’d never see one in the canonical Star Wars universe… but we just came one step closer to it.
Or, it is now canon, depending on how you view the Battlefront game.
DICE’s general manager, Patrick Bach, has said that Star Wars: Battlefront will have a playable female Stormtooper: “Male or female characters are separate from customization. You can’t do it in crazy ways. You can’t have a pink Darth Vader,” he said.
“You want the Stormtroopers to look like Stormtroopers, our customization is tilted toward what makes sense,” he added.
It seems the troopers will all wear the same outfits and you will have the option from the beginning of the game… could we already have seen female troopers and not even known it?
Battelfront will be released on November 17th.