Posted by Liam on April 12, 2022 at 08:54 AM CST
Hello there, Rebelscum fans! This week on the site we’re tackling the entire Star Wars Battlefront series, which may be the most beloved Star Wars gaming franchise of all-time. Make sure to read our “Expand Your Mind” article first to read the guide to all the different games, but stay tuned throughout the week for more content. We’ll be including articles, insights, videos, and information on the coolest merchandise you need to put on your wishlist.

It’s crazy to think that it's been almost two decades since the original Star Wars: Battlefront was released. The series has been beloved by Star Wars fans and the gaming community alike, and there’s truly no other experience like it. We’re excited to see where the series goes next, and how the new entries to the Star Wars canon are incorporated. Here are some Battlefront-centric Force Facts:

  • While he didn’t make an appearance until Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron, X2 and his brother X1 were originally concepts from the canceled Battlefront III from Free Radical Design.

  • The Battlefront story isn’t just available for gamers, as readers can also get in on the action. The first Battlefront novel Twilight Company by Alexander Freed was inspired by the 2015 version and told the story of an elite group of humans and aliens alike that served throughout the Galactic Civil War.

  • The 2017 sequel Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden adapted events by the new Battlefront II in a story that followed an Imperial legion that hunts down Saw Gerrara’s rebels, and later even Luke Skywalker and Jyn Erso.

  • Frontwire studios had planned to make a version of Battlefront without LucasArts called Galaxy in Turmoil, but in 2016 Lucasfilm sent in a request to end development and all plans were ceased.

  • December 2019 saw the release of a special “Celebration Edition” of Star Wars: Battlefront II.

  • The 2015 game included four DLC packs that included the new locations of the Outer Rim, Bespin, the Death Star, and finally Scarif following the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Scarif expansion pack included characters like Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic.

  • Fans scoured the Internet for any information about a potential Battlefront III. One loyal fan looked through the archives of Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City and found Star Wars concepts and models for the canceled Slant Six Battlefront sequel.

  • In addition to Battlefront III, plans for a story-based fourth installment were also developed. The “alternate reality” version of events was said to adapt a version of the saga where both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker turn to the Dark side.

  • One of the most fun options in the original two games was available by a DLC downloaded from LucasArts that gave players access to expanded factions, including Jawas, Tusken Raiders, Ewoks, and Gungans.

  • Asajj Ventress made her first gaming appearance in the Xbox Live version of Battlefront II released in 2006.
What do you think, Rebelscum fans? Would you like to see a future Battlefront game that includes locations from the entire saga? What about Rebels, The Clone Wars, and the Disney+ shows? Let us know in the forums, and as always, may the Force be with you!

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