Classic Star Wars Battlefront is back in a big way

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Lucasfilm Games has announced that the two original Star Wars: Battlefront games are coming back in a big way for modern consoles.

As the name of the game suggests, Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection will include both the original games from 2004 and 2005, respectively. However, each game will feature 64-player online multiplayer, which is a massive improvement from yesteryear. The modes will be playable online and offline.

The ports will be handled by Aspyr, and will also come with the Hero Assault expansions as well as any previously released bonus content. What’s more, it will also be Steam Deck compatible.

“It’s time to relive intense battles from the Star Wars galaxy in the Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection. Jump into thrilling firefights across massive battlefields on the ground, in the air, and in space as the Empire, Rebellion, Republic, and the Separatist Alliance,” reads the press release. “Choose an array of unique classes, pilot a multitude of vehicles, and play as iconic heroes and villains from multiple eras of the saga in solo, local, and online play.”

Star Wars Battlefront (2004) will include the bonus Jabba’s Palace map, and the sequel will include bonus maps – Cloud City, Rhen Var: Harbor, Rhen Var: Citadel, and Yavin 4: Arena, as well as bonus Asajj Ventress and Kit Fisto playable heroes.

In terms of modes and features, the press release also details:

Traverse the Galaxy in Campaign Mode & Galactic Conquest

  • Galactic Conquest: Devise your strategy, recruit your troops, and execute your tactical vision for conquering the galaxy
  • Star Wars Battlefront Campaign: Experience iconic battles from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace through Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Battlefront II Campaign: Join the rise of Darth Vader’s elite 501st Legion of Stormtroopers

Massive Locations with Up to 64-player Online Support

  • Fight on the Ground: Wookiee Warriors, Jet Troopers, Droidekas and more in massive multiplayer action
  • Drive Iconic Vehicles: Speeder Bikes, AT-STs, AT-RTs, and more in offensive and defensive battles
  • Pilot Legendary Starships: TIE fighters, X-wings, and more in space and air dogfights

Expanded Hero Assault: For the first time ever, Hero Assault is playable on all ground maps, including Death Star, Kashyyyk, Kamino, and Naboo

  • Fight with Heroes: Mace Windu, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, and many others!
  • Battle with Villains: Darth Maul, General Grievous, Darth Vader, and many more!

Star Wars: Battlefront Collection will be released on 14 March for PC, PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. It will have an RRP of £28.99/$35 with some digital platforms offering an additional 10% discount for pre-orders.

Featured Image Credit: Aspyr/Lucasfilm Games