top.jpgIt’s the 12th and final day of the 12 days of Christmas gift series. On this, the day before Christmas Eve, you won’t find any drummers drumming. What you will find is a great gift idea for the Star Wars fan on your shopping list.

With the recent, theatrical release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars mania is in full swing. Read Chris’s excellent review of the movie and you’ll see why fans are ecstatic this holiday season. With that said, what else could make your Star Wars fan dream come true? An evening playing Star Wars Battlefront with the one they love.

 

A dream come true for Star Wars fans

Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm Ltd. and EA DICE’s award-winning Frostbite game engine, comes the highly anticipated Star Wars game—Star Wars Battlefront for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Star Wars Battlefront is an amazing game that thrusts you right in the middle of the Star Wars battles that fans have been dreaming about playing.

 

A Star Wars game for all ages

millennium_falcon.jpgStar Wars Battlefront allows you to experience a wide range of intense battle and heroic moments from the Star Wars universe including riding Speeder bikes, piloting TIE fighters, firing blasters, navigating the Millennium Falcon, and commanding the massive four-legged transport and combat vehicles used by the Imperial ground forces—AT-AT walkers. Live out your Star Wars fantasies as you play as one of the six legendary Star Wars characters from the original trilogy, each with their own unique attributes and abilities. You’ll have non-stop fun as you Force Choke your opponents as the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader, shock enemies with Emperor Palpatine, or play as the legendary smuggler Han Solo. You’ll unlock customizable weapons, gear, character species, and abilities as you level up. You can even share your weapons with your friends in co-op play. Totally awesome!

Iconic locations from the original trilogy

locations.jpgThe epic battles in Star Wars Battlefront take place on some of the most iconic planets from the original Star Wars trilogy. The Frostbite engine brings each of these locations to life with jaw-dropping 3D graphics and incredible attention to detail that will leave you astounded. You’ll ooh and awe as you battle in Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tatoonine, shiver with delight at the remote icy planet Hoth, gaze in amazement at the Ewoks home world known as The Forest Moon of Endor, and scream with delight at the previously unexplored planet of Sullust.

Local and online co-op play

local and online.jpgStar Wars Battlefront features online and offline split-screen play with a wide range of modes tailored to different types of battles. Compete online in large-scale 40-person multiplayer battles or pair up with another friend and team up to fight off bad guys in a series of “missions”. These “missions” include a variety of simple tutorials where you’ll learn how to wield Darth Vader’s lightsaber as well as learning how to ride a Speeder bike across Endor.

You and your friend can participate in “battles” which are essentially firefights against computer-controlled bots, and a “survival” mode where you’ll fight of waves of AI Imperial forces, trying to last until the end. The best part is that all three modes give you the ability to play co-operatively online with a friend or offline via split-screen local co-op.

Expand your galaxy

dlc.JPGGiving fans what they want, Star War Battlefront is the game that just keeps giving with downloadable content. The recently released Battle of Jakku DLC, features two maps and one new gameplay mode of the planet Jakku. Here you’ll experience the events that created the massive battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Unleashed. In addition, starting in 2016 there will be four expansion packs filled with new content and new locations that further enhance the Star Wars Battlefront experience.

The Force is strong with PlayStation 

If the Star Wars fan on your holiday shopping list doesn’t yet have a console, there is no need to worry. Best Buy Canada has you covered, check out the special Darth Vader inspired PlayStation 4 500GB Star Wars Battlefront Limited Edition Bundle and the PlayStation 4 500GB Star Wars Battlefront Bundle. Just imagine the look on your loved ones face when they open either one of these Christmas morning.

For a full in-depth review of Star Wars Battlefront, look at Brad’s reviewHave you seen all of the 12 Days of Christmas gift ideas? There is sure to be a gift that will fit anyone on your holiday shopping list. From everyone here at the Plug-in Blog, have a happy and safe holiday!

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