Good feeling or bad feeling about young Han Solo?

Saul Bowman
May 11, 2018

Though he came to admire the Force and lightsabers as his character evolved, Han Solo proved quite the critic in "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope", telling starry-eyed farm boy Luke Skywalker that "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid". Here, EA says you will "be able to hone your skills in the cockpit with Starfighters from all eras, whether you're aiming to turn Rebellion X-wings into stardust with your TIE/LN or hop into the Millennium Falcon to fly circles around enemy starfighters". It could do a lot of things for the Star Wars canon and there is a lot to look forward to in this one.

Jabba's Palace: located in the Dune Sea on Tatooine, this sandblasted metal and stone structure strikes fear into anyone that finds themselves on the wrong side of Jabba the Hutt.

For instance, Jabba's Palace will join the game's existing rotation of maps in the Blast and Heroes vs. Villains modes. Meanwhile, Lando is getting an Epic Appearance with the outfit he wore during the first act of "Return of the Jedi". You play against computer-controlled enemies in preparation for Starfighter Assault where you're battling actual people.

We giddily reported on news of the "Solo"/Solo connection two months ago, so we're thankful we didn't have to wait that long for the cups' appearance, as we likely would have turned to the Dark Side had our disenchantment been any greater.

More content will arrive in June during the second leg of Han Solo Season. The Han Solo Season also introduces a new game mode called Hero Showdown.

Even with this in mind, Disney and Lucasfilm alike appear to be incredibly confident in the film, with the premiere hitting tonight and the social media and review embargoes lifting shortly afterward - earlier than any other Star Wars movie in the company's recent history.

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