All-around smooth-talking badass Lando Calrissian is finally joining the war effort in Star Wars Battlefront.
Publisher Electronic Arts announced the addition of Lando and a map based on The Empire Strikes Back’s Cloud City in a blog post. Players will be able to get both in a downloadable content drop that’s coming later this year.
The DLC is coming in June and will include four Cloud City maps, with players visiting locations like the carbon freezing chamber and jumping in fighters to blast each other in the skies around the city itself. It’ll also include a new bad guy character, the bounty hunter Dengar, who appeared for like one second in Empire.
Along with the Lando-related stuff, there’s some other new content, including more new maps and heroes, on the way for Battlefront that’s all part of the game’s $50 “Season Pass”. EA mentioned Greedo, the bounty hunter who failed to shoot first when he went up against Han “I’m Definitely Not Going for My Gun Under This Table” Solo in A New Hope, and Nein Numb, the Sullustan co-pilot who helped Lando fly the Falcon and lead the assault on the second Death Star in Return of the Jedi.
In addition to that paid stuff, Battlefront is also adding a bunch of free stuff to keep non-Season Pass-buying players interested. Here’s what’s listed in the blog:
- New In-Game Events - more double score weekends, community missions and Special Login Events are coming for players to earn more experience, credits and items.
- New Hutt Contracts - Unlock powerful Star Cards like the Berserker Trait, Bacta Bomb and Ion Neutralizer.
- More New Content - We also have a couple of surprises in store that we know our fans have been looking for, especially those who have been clamoring for ways to have more options to enjoy Star Wars Battlefront offline. More to come soon.
- Specific for May the 4th - In celebration of Star Wars Day we have cool activities planned that we’ll announce soon.
But most important of all is Lando. Always Lando.