Remember those new Star Wars Battlefront games that were spotted on the ESRB website last week? Those have now been made official via an announcement from LucasArts. Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron will launch this fall on the Sony PSP and Nintendo DS.
The game will follow the story of X2, a Force-sensitive clone trooper created from the DNA of a Jedi Master. After experiencing troll's remorse and joining the Rebellion, X2 eventually comes into conflict with his evil clone brother X1.
The game includes a special "Heroes and Villains" mode where you can play as classic Star Wars characters like Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett as well as characters from Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
Players will now also be able to fight on multiple levels. You can stay on the ground and fight on foot or commandeer a vehicle. You can even take the fight to space and do battle on capital ships. Here's an overview of the different features found in the game's PSP and DS versions.
- deep customization options lets you dictate the weapons they carry into battle, the armor they wear on their backs, their species, gender, appearance and physical strengths including hundreds of unlockable items and bonuses
- 16-player multiplayer matches complete with enhanced stat tracking
- 12 campaign levels
- class-based gameplay lets you take advantage of numerous character classes, each with their own specialized weapons and tools and even the ability to carry a lightsaber into battle
- 4-player skirmishes
- 11 campaign levels