Many Bothans died to break this NDA
Scuttlebutt is that Star Wars Battlefront 2 is currently in closed alpha. That lends credence to an anonymous leak that showed up on Reddit late last week that claims to show a list of hero characters datamined right out of the game code.
What follows are potential spoilers for Star Wars Battlefront 2.
When Battlefront 2 was announced last year the trailer teased a good number of the game’s hero characters, including Darth Maul, Rey and Yoda. Eventually news dropped that Finn and Captain Phasma would be available as free DLC. At E3 fans and press alike got hands-on time with Boba Fett and Han Solo. But the list uncovered by Redditor uninspired_zebra is much more extensive.
But there’s one additional hero character that I left off the table above: Iden Versio, the single-player campaign’s main character. And wouldn’t you know it, but if EA is intent on keeping the sides even here during the closed alpha, it seems like there’s a seat left on over there on the Rebel bench.
I don’t know. Could be nothing, or it could be that they’ve inadvertently revealed a big spoiler in the single-player campaign. Maybe the reason actor Janina Gavankar was so hyped to be on stage while presenting at this year’s E3 was that her character was destined to join the Rebellion.
Another interesting addition here is Bossk. Fans of Empire Strikes Back will remember him as the lizard-like Trandoshan bounty hunter who stood in the same rogues gallery alongside Boba Fett. The reptilian Wookiee hunter has recently cropped up on the Star Wars: Rebels cartoon series and his ship, the Hounds Tooth, remains a staple of competitive X-Wing Miniatures play.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is expected on Nov. 17 with a simultaneous release for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.