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alex533
12-20-2005, 07:06 AM
Just in time for holiday play, LucasArts is giving away a new downloadable level for the Xbox version of Star Wars Battlefront II. Available this week through Xbox Live, the newly added Assault mode on Kashyyyk adds another location for the Hero Free-for-All, a mode previously seen only when you selected Assault at Mos Eisley. As the millions who have played the game already know, Hero Free-for-All pits all 17 of Battlefront II's hero and villain characters against one another in an ultimate Star Wars battle royale.
But that's only the beginning. This January, an even bigger download will be made available for Battlefront II fans via Xbox Live. For only $4.99, players gain two new playable hero characters (a buff Kit Fisto and a new weapon-wielding Asajj Ventress) as well as four of their favorite maps from the original Star Wars Battlefront. Each of the new maps, including Yavin 4: Arena, Bespin: Cloud City, Rhen Var: Harbor and Rhen Var: Citadel, boasts Conquest, Capture-the-Flag and Hero Free-for-All (which adds the new characters, as well). New gameplay modes for maps already in the game are also planned, but have yet to be finalized.

Kit Fisto made his mark in Attack of the Clones as one of the hundreds of Jedi led by Mace Windu to free the captive Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala on Geonosis. In Revenge of the Sith, he joined Mace and two other Jedi to arrest Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, only to fall to the Sith blade of Darth Sidious.

Best known for her thrilling duel with Anakin Skywalker on Yavin 4 during Cartoon Network's Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series, Asajj Ventress serves as a Separatist commander in service to Count Dooku. Battlefront II equips her with devastating fibercord-linked lightsabers.

To access the new content, select "Multiplayer" from the main menu of the Xbox version of Battlefront II. Log-on to Xbox Live, select "Downloadable Content" and look for new Battlefront II selections. Enjoy!

ParanoidAndroid
12-20-2005, 07:44 AM
Woah, that sounds cool, old maps brought back, new heroes, Hero Assault on more maps and a mysterious "new gameplay modes for maps already in the game" Too bad it's only for Xbox.

McCusto
12-20-2005, 07:52 AM
yay?

Stryker412
12-20-2005, 07:59 AM
All that is coming for the PC version in the patch.

ParanoidAndroid
12-20-2005, 08:03 AM
I hope so, it would be a major dissapointment if it was only for the Xbox version...

Bottle
12-20-2005, 08:07 AM
Yes.

LA seems to be holding Pandemic on the leash to just receive more money from the Expansion. You should go check out the Lucasarts forums. They are swarmed with PC, PS2, and Non-XBL Xbox players flaming, ranting, and spamming up the area.

I do have to agree as I PC gamer myself, that Lucasarts should think about feedback support rather than the cha-ching from those anxious customers and gamers.

zerted
12-20-2005, 09:15 AM
LA's new buiness model: selling parts of a game to make a whole game. How much is the next patch going to cost for PC games? $4 per new map? $2 for a new hero? $3 for a sniper crosshair? I'm not paying for any upgrades.

Or am I wrong and $4.99 is the cost of the Xbox live service per month?

EDIT: Someone else posted the same info after this thread was started: http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?p=1971118

zerted
12-20-2005, 09:17 AM
Already posted: http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?p=1971115

Stryker412
12-20-2005, 09:42 AM
I hope so, it would be a major dissapointment if it was only for the Xbox version...

Yes however from what I've heard we PC users have to wait until January to get it. It will be the first any ONLY patch. So we better hope everything has been fixed.

ParanoidAndroid
12-20-2005, 09:52 AM
wait, it's going to be the only patch we get? Well then I certainly hope it fixes all the problems. I'm certainly willing to wait until January, so long as the patch is good.

jimmypop86
12-20-2005, 10:10 AM
no love for the ps2 players? i'm sad

jimmypop86
12-20-2005, 10:13 AM
like i posted in the other thread.

no love for the ps2 players? i'm sad

zerted
12-20-2005, 10:20 AM
Where is this only patch info coming from? Does PS2 have any service to distrubute patches? I don't have one so I don't know.

jimmypop86
12-20-2005, 11:02 AM
on the first swbf i got the patch from gamespy?

Commander Obi-Wan
12-20-2005, 11:32 AM
What!?! For XBOX! Damn it. I have a PS2. :(

Commander Obi-Wan
12-20-2005, 11:35 AM
How igitating (spelling?) that it is not on PS2. This makes me frown. :( :swear:

Stryker412
12-20-2005, 01:30 PM
Where is this only patch info coming from? Does PS2 have any service to distrubute patches? I don't have one so I don't know.

I can quote directly from a dev in a private e-mail but that might piss him off.

SirLancelot
12-20-2005, 01:32 PM
Sounds good. I'm hoping the PC version will have the mod pack

PoiuyWired
12-20-2005, 02:30 PM
BFD... no offence but I still think PC version is better, so what if we have to wait a bit more... we have almost infinite map choices thru mods, and then some!!!

Well, X-Box do have that funny cheat though ... :3

jimmypop86
12-20-2005, 03:28 PM
please quote. i want to know if there is going to be one for the ps2, if it involves me having to buy a new game i'm going to be pissed, if they offer some trade in thing and chage 5 to 10 bucks for a new version that'll be okay. maybe

Commander Obi-Wan
12-20-2005, 03:44 PM
I am not sure if there is going to be one for PS2. I hope there is one, though.

deamonomic
12-20-2005, 03:56 PM
wtf... i dont have any content download... (xbox)

MachineCult
12-20-2005, 04:49 PM
That is annoying... Would it come out on the PC? because i'd buy the PC version for it.

zerted
12-21-2005, 01:03 AM
Here is a link to a new article about the expansion: http://www.starwars.com/gaming/videogames/news/news20051219.html

The Eyes
12-21-2005, 09:18 AM
Anyone with an X-Box get a snap shot of the new heroes yet?

McCusto
12-21-2005, 01:46 PM
no, it hasn't even been released yet

TSR
12-21-2005, 01:46 PM
although i already have the xbox version, i must not brag, so
KIT FISTO!
PLAYABLE!

McCusto
12-21-2005, 03:36 PM
I think it is coming out on the PC, too. So no need to brag. I think it is in the patch

Zai
12-21-2005, 06:52 PM
Oh well, if thats what we get in the one and only PC patch then its one pretty damn good patch.

Would much rather regular patch updates... when devs support games after the release it usually leads to mod communities supporting them tenfold.

MachineCult
12-21-2005, 07:51 PM
Only for X-Box... I've heard that alot, are they trying to lose money?

Fate's Decision
12-21-2005, 09:26 PM
They should probably do it for PS2 players who have internet ACs before giving it to the PC players, since they can hardly download software.

McCusto
12-21-2005, 09:26 PM
Or not?

Redtech
12-22-2005, 09:35 AM
OMFG KIT FISTOOOooooooooooooooooooooeeee!

I'm actually looking forward to actually playing new maps.

Rebel_Trooper
12-22-2005, 10:29 AM
I would have prefered Commander Cody and a new Rebel hero (Lando) instead, but these will still be good. I guess they make sense with the levels, (Asajj on Yavin with Anakin) but I still think Cloud City will be incomplete without Lando.

I'm glad they are bringing back the original maps, though I still want Dune Sea. I have a suspision they'll cut the aircraft from Cloud City though.

The new gametypes should be killer though, can't wait.

Commander Obi-Wan
12-22-2005, 01:52 PM
Depsite not having this for PS2...even if there was one for PS2. I probably wouldn't buy it. I barely play Battlefront II anymore. I am usually playing BFME or BFME II Beta. And I would have enough money anyway. I still have to get Eaw and BFME II. Well, would have been nive to have this in when it was released in November.

Fate's Decision
12-22-2005, 02:23 PM
Just keep on making levels.

MachineCult
12-22-2005, 03:19 PM
I would have prefered Commander Cody and a new Rebel hero (Lando) instead, but these will still be good. I guess they make sense with the levels, (Asajj on Yavin with Anakin) but I still think Cloud City will be incomplete without Lando.

I'm glad they are bringing back the original maps, though I still want Dune Sea. I have a suspision they'll cut the aircraft from Cloud City though.

Bespin: Cloud City doesn't have any aircraft, it's an infantry map, Bespin: Platforms is the one with aircraft, which isn't included.

No, please no Lando, he'd just be another crappy pistol hero spouting out poor Billy Dee Williams impressions. Heroes should be lightsabers only, the Rebels have the worst heroes.

Rebel_Trooper
12-22-2005, 04:19 PM
Ahh, it's Cloud City, my mistake, well that makes it that much worse now, I really liked the Platforms level, but ah well.

I still think Lando would be good if they did him in a fun way, like give him a really fun weapon, like a disintergration rifle (similar, but more like a machine gun, to the one in Jedi Knight 2), mad I know, but you are right, the Rebel heroes suck and they need something to make the better. Crazy and fun (but Star Wars themed) weapons would help.

MachineCult
12-22-2005, 04:56 PM
It's weird that they didn't put in Platforms to go with Cloud City, instead they put in Yavin IV: Arena!? I hated that map.

ParanoidAndroid
12-23-2005, 08:24 AM
Meh, with all the space battles Bespin Platforms seems kind of pointless, I mean it was a bit too small to actually space fight effectivly. It might have been kind of fun to try it with the improved starfighter controls though. What would really be cool is some kind of combination of the two...

Yavin doesn't make sense to me either, It wasen't a very popular map, but at least where getting Bespin/Rhen Var as well.

As for Lando, I could care less about new heroes actually, they're either just yet another random force user (yawn) or more blaster users who kind of suck. He might have been kind of cool for a Bespin map, but it would be the map itself I really want back, Lando would just be a nice addition.

Tomak Ta-Zak
12-23-2005, 03:14 PM
I don't see why they don't have that on the PS2. The game sold just as much as the X-box version so I think it should get it to. I would love to play on Cloud City again:D

Micahc
12-24-2005, 11:32 AM
Great, they're making us pay for the stuff that should have been originally included. It's debatable that I'll ever buy another Pandemic/LA game with all this money sucking they're doing now.

zerted
12-24-2005, 12:31 PM
If you have to pay for the PC 'patch', I will not be getting it. Don't pay for any updates that should be released as free patches. If you do, they will keep asking for money for patches and soon other companies will too.

ParanoidAndroid
12-24-2005, 12:38 PM
yeah, assuming the PC users get a patch at all, I'm not getting it unless it's free, after all it's not like it's a whole bunch of new maps, it's only several that were originaly in the old game anyway.

KenobiChronicle
12-28-2005, 05:02 PM
I just hope there'll be an expansion disk for PS2.

pcd927
01-04-2006, 06:59 PM
Expansion? Only for Xbox? Not PS2? Damn! :mad:

KenobiChronicle
01-04-2006, 07:22 PM
There's a Reasonable explaination for this:
Bill Gates and George Lucas are homies.

pcd927
01-04-2006, 07:27 PM
Bill Gates and Sony are enemies! :mad:

MachineCult
01-04-2006, 07:27 PM
Does anyone actually have this expansion, if so post screenshots I want to know what it looks like!!

existy
01-04-2006, 08:48 PM
It's not out yet.

Stryker412
01-26-2006, 11:24 PM
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/s/starwarsbattlefront2/20060125-expansionpack.htm

"Asajj sports a deadly new weapon—fibercord-linked lightsabers"

OMG watch the video clips at the bottom. Lightsaber nunchucks!! LMAO
Did they even watch the movies/cartoon before they made this game? good lord.

Redtech
01-27-2006, 07:06 AM
Oh wow! Now that is l33t. Screw Darth Maul. Nunchucks are brilliant. I notice Fisto is using a "fuzzy sabre". Sort of like the one when he's underwater in the cartoon.

existy
01-27-2006, 09:47 AM
End of the month. Where's our expansion?

EDIT: 31st. Wow way to wait till the last minute.

ParanoidAndroid
01-27-2006, 02:44 PM
Woah, thats some crazy Fisto there, it seems he's got a "Death Bubble" force power as well.

THX1138_Scorpio
01-28-2006, 02:06 PM
They may have aborted this idea, but if you go onto the Multiplayer part of sw:bf2 and go to the leaderboard, click up top where it gives you the gametyper for each leaderboard, it doesn't show this, but SCROLL down and it will show you an "Elimination" gametype....

As for asajj and kit, doesn't it seem like they will have a crazy advantage over every other jedi in the game.... i mean, Kit obviously wasn't that good if he got shot by a bounty hunter... mirite?

MachineCult
01-28-2006, 03:05 PM
uwrong.
Kit did not get shot by a bounty hunter, he was killed by Darth Sidious in Episode 3 and has a part in the Clone Wars series.

Darth Andrew
01-28-2006, 11:11 PM
I don't like Ventress's sabers. They can swing too wide, leaving you open to a counter-attack. Hopefully Rhen Var isn't significantly different than the original; if it ain't borke don't fix it. ;)

existy
01-31-2006, 07:12 AM
...Wow they are definetly doing this last minute.

I wake up to find what you ask?

No update, of course.

EDIT: Home from school, where is that damn update?

EDIT 2: Update released a bit before midnight. Way to delay?

THX1138_Scorpio
02-02-2006, 07:42 PM
My bad about Kit, I got him confused with Coleman Trebor.

But try the "Elimination" gametype thing I said, it works. Did they promise a new gametype in the update?

existy
02-05-2006, 12:21 AM
This update is soooo disappointing.

PoiuyWired
02-16-2006, 02:24 PM
Boooo Hiiiissssssssssss.... stupid xxxbox only : (

Oh well, guess we PC gamers have to wait til the mod tools are out... then someone can do some "conversion work"

darthgrizavy
03-19-2006, 07:15 PM
yeah PS2 wieners, where is your PS2 gonna store the levels, and where you gonna get them? off ps2 live? lol

Redtech
03-20-2006, 07:17 AM
Well, Xbox gets no mod tools! Foooooooooooo Youuuuuuuuuuu!

*And it's 2-0 to the PC 0wners*

MachineCult
03-20-2006, 09:00 AM
yeah PS2 wieners, where is your PS2 gonna store the levels, and where you gonna get them? off ps2 live? lol
Shut up.

Commander Obi-Wan
03-20-2006, 01:22 PM
yeah PS2 wieners, where is your PS2 gonna store the levels, and where you gonna get them? off ps2 live? lol

Meh. It's just a game.

alex533
03-20-2006, 03:31 PM
I think its really funny that XBOX users have to pay for their new content and PC users get all the content (minus Kit) and more for free.

snailboy
03-22-2006, 06:23 PM
Where's the love, PS2?

Redtech
03-23-2006, 01:01 PM
MGS3: Subsidence.

That online mode makes me cry for not having a PS2 of my own.

TSR
03-24-2006, 07:46 AM
LOL. yup. thats gonna start with "kick" and ends with "ass".

Genral O
03-28-2006, 03:04 PM
too bad. I have Ps2!oh well.

Genral O
03-28-2006, 03:08 PM
yeah PS2 wieners, where is your PS2 gonna store the levels, and where you gonna get them? off ps2 live? lol

Shut up you idiot

TSR
03-29-2006, 06:51 AM
not that i give a danm, but isnt that the cursed, evil and unforgivable sin of double posting?

A CURSE ON YE!

anyways, he's got a point. Ps2 does seem to lack a harddrive, and an 8mb memory card isnt got to hold many (if any) levels. So i guess the ps2 aint going to have much of an add on anytime soon.

sniper1707
05-19-2008, 07:02 PM
so why is it that the expansion isnt free for xbox live users yet? i mean im on a 360 so i cant even get it whatsoever at all and dont you think it shoudl be free by now?

Bs|Rogue52
05-19-2008, 08:31 PM
The last post is over 2 years old, dont res old topics.

Pwnzor326
08-21-2008, 01:05 AM
Whoa this is old.......I think their little ploy to take money for me might work. Since I just got a Xbox 360 and got Live for it (which I didn't have on my old Xbox) I think I might buy it because I loved Rhen Var that much. Oh and Kit Fisto is awesome..

GwannaSauna
11-08-2008, 01:58 AM
Ok I have somewhere around 700 MS points. I want to buy the Expansion Pack (Asajj Ventress, Kit Fisto, Bespin and Rhen Var). It's $4.99 and I try to purchase it. It loads and says "Failed to download. Try again later". I really really really want the pack, so anyone please help!!!!!