Star Wars Battlefront II Emperor Palpatine Announced, New Hero Powers Detailed (Update)

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Update:

The official PlayStation Twitter account has shown off a snippet of gameplay where we can see Palpatine’s powers. Enjoy, Sith Lords!

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EA have revealed the Emperor will return in Star Wars Battlefront II. which should come as a shock to no one. While there’s not actual gameplay to be seen for now, we do get a lovely image of the Emperor in all his hooded glory.

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At close range, the Emperor is especially potent, wrecking groups of enemies with his area effect attacks. The heart of the Emperor’s arsenal is his signature Force lightning. The iconic bolts of purple-blue energy fired from his hands serve both as the Emperor’s standard attack and as the basis for his special offensive abilities.

The Emperor’s Chain Lightning is among his most terrifying and potent attacks. A bolt of lightning strikes a nearby foe, then spreads to strike another, and another. Used against tightly-packed squads, this power is a potent equalizer, shifting the balance of power in seconds.

The Emperor can also summon a Dark Aura of Force energy to surround his body. Any opponent caught within it suffers a twofold effect: the aura deals damage and it slows any enemy unfortunate enough to come into contact.

Finally, the Emperor can completely lock down groups of nearby enemies with Electrocute, catching them in an immobilizing area of energy and rendering them vulnerable to the Emperor’s allies.

For more on Battlefront II, check out our article where we showcase some of the Heroes confirmed to be in the game, complete with snippets of gameplay. The contents of the Founder’s Pack, which will be given to beta participants has also been revealed.

Star Wars Battlefront II will release November, 17 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. 

Source: PlayStation Blog

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