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Star Wars Battlefront introduces fan favorites to its cast

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Star Wars Battlefront's roster of heroes and villains just got a little bit bigger. Jamie Keen, the November title's lead designer, revealed in an update to the PlayStation Blog that Princess Leia and Han Solo will be on-hand to fight alongside your hero. Emperor Palpatine will also lend his abilities as one of the Empire's forces to be reckoned with.

The post goes into each character's abilities and style of play. Leia is geared toward support, while Han is an offensive gunslinger, just like in the movies.

Keen referred to Palpatine as his "personal favorite character" in Battlefront. The deceptively powerful villain serves up his damaging Force Lightning move while serving as the Dark Side's support Villain character.

Star Wars Battlefront recently completed a beta, which we shared our impressions of last week. The PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One title will launch Nov. 17.

Battlefront's release date is a month ahead of that of the first entry in the new Star Wars trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The J.J. Abrams film debuted its final trailer last night. Tickets are on-sale now, provided your theater's website hasn't crashed.