Hot damn, the droidekas are coming back. Battlefront 2 players wondering WTF the wonder-wheel scorpion bots from the Star Wars prequels were can wonder no more. EA DICE said yesterday they’re coming back as of the Wednesday, June 26 update.
Droidekas were playable in Pandemic Studios original Battlefront games, favored by many for their pop-up shields and high-roller movement. It’s taken almost two years, but the Separatists’ versatile heavy class will be a welcome sight for those romping around with that faction (or unwelcome, if playing against). DICE’s video above shows the droideka comes with all its familiar skills, and effectively swaps between tanky emplacement and rollin-rollin-rollin ball of death.
What else? There’s a TX-130 tank for Republic fighters, which deals up a lot of firepower and rocketry; the Capital Supremacy game type goes to the Naboo map; Anakin Skywalker will get the General Skywalker appearance, referencing his duds from the early goings of The Clone Wars; and the 212th Recon and 41st Scouts get appearances with the Clone army.
But for a goofnut like me though, the droidekas’ return isn’t even the most amusing callback in the update video. That goes to the freakin’ Felucia map coming sometime after the next update. Shown only in passing in Revenge of the Sith, Felucia got a big close-up in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. It’s the, uh, rather moist mushroom world where Starkiller’s third mission takes place. Fans will remember there was a sarlacc there, so maybe that butthole will show up as a hazard again. We last saw one in the 2015 Battlefront, and the 2004 original before that. And know what else? Felucia was in Kinect Star Wars, and I’ll never pass up a chance to mention that game.
Hand it to DICE, they have not skimped on the post-release support for Battlefront 2. The game is still fresh today, and deserves a mention without any mention of the, uh, stuff that happened at its launch I guess. Besides, that was about 18 months ago.