Is this where the fun begins?
At long last, next week will be Anakin Skywalker week in Star Wars Battlefront II.
“My powers have doubled since the last time we met, Count.”
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) February 21, 2019
An official post outlining Anakin’s abilities and stats described him as “one of the strongest” heroes in the game. “Anakin’s ability to unleash a barrage of fast, devastating attacks is unlike any other Jedi and set him on another level.” To compensate, he’s not as powerful as other characters defensively.
He has four main abilities to channel his rage:
- Passionate Strike: Anakin unleashes a heavy strike, breaking his opponent’s guard and dealing high damage.
- Heroic Impact: Anakin is more resistant to attack while holding the ability. When released, he pushes enemies away from him, the range and strength of his attack being multiplied by the damage he would typically be susceptible to.
- Pull Dominance: Anakin pulls enemies in front of him to a center point, leaving them open for attacks.
- Retribution: Anakin’s powers intensify whenever he and any nearby allies are attacked, building towards the ultimate punishment of a swift and inescapable grip seizing all enemies around him.
The blog post also goes into his various voice lines (yep, they got the one about sand), and his outfits, including a standard Jedi Knight look and his robed appearance from Revenge of the Sith.
Along with the 501st Battalion, Anakin Skywalker will go live on Feb. 27 for 35,000 credits.
As DICE notes, “The 501st Battalion clone legion armours will individually be available for 20,000 credits/500 Crystals (Phase II) or 5,000 credits/100 Crystals (Phase I). They can also be purchased in a Phase II bundle for 60,000 credits or 1,500 crystals.” Hope you’ve been saving.