It’s no secret that Star Wars: Battlefront 3 is on its way, a project spearheaded by DICE, the makers of the famed Battlefield series. Personally, we’ve never seen a better match made in heaven. We can just imagine the vast maps and the intense multiplayer matches. We’re already drooling. Of course, DICE has been getting some jive recently for its glitchy, unsurprising Battlefield 4 multiplayer mode, but we don’t think that’ll be an issue come Star Wars time.
Either way, we decided to help DICE out. Here’s a list of battles we’d like to play in Battlefront 3.1. The Second Battle of Coruscant (Yuuzhan Vong War)Originally in The New Jedi Order
There are two constants in the Star Wars universe: there is always a new enemy and Coruscant ALWAYS gets invaded. No matter how hard the planet tries to protect itself (which isn’t very hard at all), it is ALWAYS taken over by the enemy, democracy quelled once again. The Yuuzhan Vong War is perhaps the best iteration of this cycle. With the New Republic and the Jedi Order defeated, Luke Skywalker and his friend has one option left: find the legendary Zonoma Sekot, a sentient planet that could be “piloted” around the galaxy. They also team up with the Imperial Remnant to form the Galactic Alliance for a last ditch effort to reclaim Coruscant and destroy the enemy. This battle could allow players to pilot both Rogue Squadron and Imperial fighters, as well as the organic Yuuzhan Vong coralskippers for a very intense space battle. As far as on-ground assault, what’s better than playing as stormtroopers, Jedi, or the vicious skeletal Yuuzhan Vong? AND it would take place in an era of the Star Wars universe that’s never been explored in the games. This one’s a winner!2. The Battle of Jabiim (Clone Wars)Originally in Star Wars: Republic
Known as the bloodiest battle of the Clone Wars, the Battle of Jabiim saw the Republic and the Separatists suffer major casualties. Several Jedi Masters fell during the 43-day battle, leaving behind a group of Jedi Padawan (young Anakin Skywalker among them) to make their own way through the battlefield. Perhaps the greatest commentary on the Vietnam War the franchise has had to offer, the remaining Republic soldiers and Jedi, were forced to flee from the planet, leaving the inhabitants of the war-torn planet behind to fend for themselves (Anakin held the Jabiimi people back with a Force choke, as his men boarded the evacuation ships). Showcasing the darker side of the Clone Wars, this would be the battle of choice for gamers who wanted a Battlefront map with a grittier feel. The opportunities for a tear-soaked bloodfest are endless.
Few battles were as awesome as the Sith vs. Sith battle high above their graveyard world, Korriban. Sith Lords Naga Sadow and Ludo Kressh used their remaining forces to engage in a space battle that would decide the fate of the Sith Empire for years to come. Although this was primarily a space battle, DICE could definitely use their imagination and create a battle scene on the surface of the planet. This Sith-only confrontation would indulge our need to be the bad guys every once in a while. And we would love nothing more than to do battle once again (KOTOR 1 & 2 did it first) within the Sith tomb of Marka Ragnos.4. Seventh Battle of Ruusan (New Sith Wars)Originally in Star Wars: Jedi vs. Sith
This battle sealed the galaxy’s fate. It put an end to the Sith of old, causing the extinction of their entire Order and the establishment of the Rule of Two. It also planted the seed for the Grand Plan, Darth Bane’s scheme to rid the galaxy of Jedi and create a new Galactic Empire ruled by the Sith. The greatest showdown of the Old Republic era, it pitted the Brotherhood of Darkness (led by Lord Kaan) against the Army of Light (led by Lord Hoth) on the war-torn planet Ruusan. This decisive battle would undoubtedly be one of the best in the game.5. Second Battle of Empress Teta (Empress Teta Uprising)Originally in Tales of the Jedi: Dark Lords of the Sith
The most famous confrontation in the classic Tales of the Jedi comic book series, the Second Battle of Empress Teta saw the fall of series protagonist Ulic Qel-Droma to the dark side, joining Exar Kun, another fallen Jedi turned Sith. This battle would set the stage for one the most tragic stories in the entire Star Wars universe. What’s so cool about another Jedi vs. Sith battle? Well, this one has Sith cult magicians known as the Krath and beast riders. Sound cool, right?
What other battles would you like to see in the upcoming Battlefront 3? Let us know in the comments section!