STAR WARS: Two High-Profile Clone Units Come to Battlefront II

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Thus far it’s been a great summer for fans of Dave Filoni’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. In a shocking announcement, show producer announced at SDCC in July that the series would return for a seventh season. Joining Jon Favreau’s live action series, Clone Wars will anchor Disney’s new streaming service when it debuts next year. Back in June, Electronic Arts also announced that Clone Wars content was coming to Battlefront II. Today we learned when the new update will drop, and what will be included.

 

We’re not going to have to wait much longer for that update: the Elite Corps Battlefront II content drops this Wednesday, August 29. It will, we’re told, include a new map playlist and improvements to the multiplayer platform. The best part? Two new clone trooper skins.

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The Clone Wars Comes to Battlefront II

Fans of the Clone Wars series will immediately recognize the 41st Elite Corps (for whom the update is named). The 41st served both Jedi Masters Luminara and Yoda over the course of the show’s six seasons thus far.

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The 41st Elite Corps readies for battle in ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’

You could also see the Elites (as Game Spot reminds us) in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith as they first assist, and then turn on Yoda upon receiving Order 66.

The second new clone trooper skin is that of the 327th Star Corps. Though perhaps not as recognizable as the 41st, the 327th also featured heavily in the animated series. They are regrettably most notable, however, for implementing Order 66 and gunning down Jedi Master Aayla Secura on the planet of Felucia.

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The 327th turns on Jedi Master Aayla Secura in ‘Revenge of the Sith’

Despite last year’s kerfuffle over the cost of in-game, Battlefront II upgrades, the new skins will still cost you. For 20,000 credits (or 500 crystals), you can purchase Assault, Heavy or Specialist skins for each clone trooper unit. Should you desire to purchase all three, you can also bundle them for 40,000 credits for each of the 41st and 327th Corps.

It’s no coincidence, this recent focus on the Clone Wars. The show had rapidly become a fan favorite of all canon material, leading to great disappointment with its (initial) cancellation. Right now there’s not much else to fill fans’ time other than continued debate over The Last Jedi, or speculation over Episode IX. The season 7 announcement, together with a slew of new Battlefront II content, will hopefully keep the faithful satiated for the time being.

Source: Game Spot