Since the new trailer for The Force Awakens hit the web a couple of days ago, we’ve had a hard time trying to get Star Wars off the brain. Yours truly in particular struggled with the web for hours, just to get a couple of tickets for opening night. With hype for the franchise at an all-time high, EA and DICE took the opportunity to reveal the Heroes Vs. Villains mode from their upcoming game, Star Wars: Battlefront—which is set to launch on November 17.
In short, Heroes Vs. Villains is a game mode which features several intense rounds where iconic Star Wars characters–such as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and several others who they’ve yet to announce–face off against the opposing side. Three players from each team will spawn as specific heroes or villains, while the other three take on the role Rebel, or Imperial troops (depending on side), which makes it a 6v6 mode. The objective is to take the other team’s big three down, and as a result, have the most heroes or villains standing at the end of the round.
The developer explained that the mode can be played in several different ways. Finding the best strategy for your team depends on skill level, and the map you’re playing in. For example, on Homestead on Tattooine, lead level designer Dennis Brännvall explained:
“You’ll see some clearly defined paths here: the Empire’s characters will spawn outside the homestead while the Heroes will start off in the control room. Action will mainly take place in the main hangar where you’ll see a parked Millennium Falcon. The Imperial troops might find it hard to attack through the main entrance here but once they find the alternative paths, a great cat-and-mouse game will occur.”
Once a hero or villain is defeated, the player will spawn as a ground soldier, adapting to the new task of keeping the remaining two alive. As soon as this happens, it changes the dynamic of the fight. While being an infamous character is fun, the ground troopers shouldn’t be counted out. With the opposing team’s attention directed towards your powerful trio, it’s the perfect opportunity to strike.
Are you excited for this new mode? Which one are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments below.