Star Wars Battlefront Brings The Force Home

To coincide with the DVD debut of the original Star Wars trilogy, LucasArts today releases the highly anticipated video game, Star Wars Battlefront. Available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, the open-ended single- and multi-player action game lets gamers fight all of the epic battles from the Star Wars film saga.

The team-based action of Star Wars Battlefront is set in 16 unique locations across 10 diverse planets including Hoth, Geonosis and Endor. Gamers can choose to play as one of the 20 different soldier types from the Rebel Alliance, the Imperial Army, the Clone Army or the Droid Army.

Single-player modes include “Instant Action,” “Galactic Conquest” and the story-based “Historical Campaigns.” The title is also optimized for multi-player action for PS2 online, Xbox Live and PC online. PS2 owners can battle up to 16 enemies online, while Xbox Live supports up to 24 players online and the PC version allows as many as 32 online adversaries. The game also supports voice chat through compatible headsets for the PS2 and Xbox consoles.

A special playable demo of Star Wars Battlefront is now available on the bonus disc of the Star Wars Trilogy DVD set. The demo level takes place on the forest moon of Endor and can be played on Xbox and online through Xbox Live. Star Wars Battlefront is published by LucasArts and developed by Pandemic Studios. For more information, go to www.starwarsbattlefront.com.