EA has provided additional details about Darth Vader’s abilities in the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II.
Lord Vader is fully controllable in Battlefront II and players will be able to use Vader’s vast powers, including the iconic Force Choke. “Darth Vader wields his iconic Force choke, punishing his enemies with a telekinetic attack that lifts them off the ground as it weakens them”, EA’s content editor Jared Petty writes on the official PS Blog. “The crushing grip of the Sith Lord holds victims in the air, then drops his enemies at a place of his choosing (like a nearby cliff).”
As can be seen in the movies, Vader isn’t known for his calmness and his intense anger allows him to periodically increase both his durability and damage. Additionally, Lord Vader is able to attack at range with his lightsaber-throw.
Darth Vader is one of the playable hero characters in Battlefront II. Other characters include Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Maul, Jango Fett, and Emperor Palpatine.
Star Wars Battlefront will release on November 17 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.