Despite a rocky launch back in 2017, Star Wars Battlefront 2 has become one of the best online multiplayer Star Wars games around thanks to the constant updates the game has received since launch.
Also, game creators DICE and publisher EA have added new content to the game since its November 2017 release, making it a better experience all-round for those still playing Battlefront 2. And definitely this is a much better buying proposition now for those yet to pick up this sequel to 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront.
One of the most interesting additions to the game are the new characters, including the likes of General Grievous and Obi-Wan Kenobi, which have come to Battlefront 2 in the last few months.
And EA has revealed that another new character will be making it to Star Wars Battlefront 2 very soon. This is none other than Count Dooku, a character you will be familiar with if you’ve seen George Lucas prequel films. He was a central figure in 2001’s Attack of the Clones movie, and met an untimely end at the hands of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan in its sequel Revenge of the Sith.
Those fond of evil-aligned characters will be happy to know that Count Dooku will be available in Star Wars Battlefront 2 starting on January 23, then, even though it seems his appearance will be based more on his likeness in the Clone Wars animated series rather than in the movies as Polygon points out.
This is because Dooku’s alternate appearance in the game (called “Dark Ritual”) seems to be a reference to the ending of The Clone Wars: The Lost Missions, plus the new Coruscant Guard skin for the Republic Clone Army soldiers in Star Wars Battlefront 2 comes straight from the show too.
Also, actor Corey Burton will be providing the voice for Dooku in the game (he’s the actor who voices Dooku in the Clone Wars), meaning EA and DICE are obviously looking at Clone Wars for inspiration now.
Count Dooku is also known as Darth Tyranus in Star Wars lore, a nice bit of trivia diehard Star Wars fans will already be familiar with, although it remains to be seen whether Dooku will live up to his name and kick as much ass in Star Wars Battlefront 2 as he does in the movies and TV series.
Either way, this is something to look forward to if you’re currently playing Star Wars Battlefront 2, while it would also be a good thing for those still enjoying this Star Wars game if EA kept adding new content to Battlefront 2 in the future.
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