Star Wars fans and gamers have more to look forward to come the holidays. Aside from the release of the Rogue One film, Star Wars Battlefront promises new interesting content with a DLC tie-in to the film.
Titled Rogue One: Scarif, GameSpot reports that the fourth expansion was announced over the weekend during the Star Wars Celebration event. The new expansion pack promises new playable characters. Before Rogue One: Scarif, the game has three other expansion packs namely Outer Rim, Bespin, and Death Star.
The first two DLC packs were already released earlier this year. Meanwhile, Death Star is scheduled to launch in September. Check out the details of the Rogue One: Scarif DLC below.
Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One DLC
1. Release Date
A definitive release date wasn’t announced yet; however, people behind the game says that the DLC comes out this holiday. Since it’s meant to be a tie-in to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, late December or early January 2017 makes sense. The Rogue One film releases first on the third week of December, so days following that are open candidates for release date.
The Verge notes that with the fourth expansion, players can explore “the beachy planet Scarif”. Fans who were able to attend the Star Wars Celebration event had a glimpse of the planet, as featured on a behind-the-scenes footage for Rogue One.
GameSpot reports that the characters Jyn Erso and Director Orson Krennic are both playable in the DLC. Felicity Jones plays Jyn Erso in the film, while Ben Mendelsohn portrays Director Krennic.
Meanwhile, more new details have surfaced on the Rogue One film front. A report by Independent suggests that one of the film’s cast members mistakenly let a spoiler slip during the Star Wars Celebration event. The cast member in question is Jiang Wen, who seemed to suggest that Donnie Yen’s character will die.
Though the source says that the “slip” may just be bad translation, the interruption of fellow cast member Gwendolyn Christie on Wen’s statement hints at a possibility such death in the film.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story releases on December 14.