Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
Entertainment | By Alexander Flowers

Mark Hamill: Carrie Fisher Star Wars tribute is 'therapy'

Mark Hamill: Carrie Fisher Star Wars tribute is 'therapy'

Building upon the foundation of groundbreaking visuals and authenticity of EA's Star Wars Battlefront, DICE, Motive and Criterion are teaming up to deliver one of the most expansive Star Wars games to date. Written by Kelly Thompson (Jem And The Holograms, A-Force vol 2) with artist Marco Checchetto (Star Wars: Shattered Empire, Obi-Wan and Anakin, The Guardians Of The Galaxy), the four-issue comic will launch in September and continue.

The game will also feature something else missing from its predecessor: space battles.

The Star Wars Rebels journey is coming to an end.

In light of complaints from some about the lack of a single-player campaign in 2015's Battlefront, EA is emphasizing the solo-story with the sequel.

"I promise you, if you go first, I'll heckle your funeral", Hamill remember Fisher promising him after balking at the idea of posthumous praise. "We go deeper into Rey's story and what is very apparent from where we left off in The Force Rey has a certain expectation in what she might get from Luke and what that might entail and as people know, it's hard when you meet your heroes because it's not quite what you expect".

Star Wars: Captain Phasma will launch in September, just a few months ahead of The Last Jedi. I remember during Empire we were split up storywise; it was a hard film to shoot and there was a lot of tension on the set. If the story warrants it, we'll absolutely do it. "By putting players in the boots of an elite member of the Imperial forces, we can show them what the battle was like from the other side".

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"In our world, Star Wars became a religion and a way of life", Billie explained to the crowd.

But thanks to a new tribute from the franchise that birthed Princess Leia, fans can relive their "Star Wars" memories all over again. Players can choose from an array of land and air vehicles and master their own hero's journey, with customizable character progression across heroes, villains, troopers and starfighters.

The statement read: 'We want to assure our fans that Lucasfilm has no plans to digitally recreate Carrie Fisher's performance as Princess or General Leia Organa.

Another weakness in the last Battlefront was the vehicle handling and space missions, and EA appears to be tackling this issue by adding Criterion Games to the creative team.

The first official teaser trailer for "Star Wars: Episode VIII - the Last Jedi" has just been released, and already, fans and movie pundits have been poring over the short promo video looking for clues on what the newest "Star Wars" is all about. Much like the existing weapons upgrade system, items that a player unlocks along the way will carry through while playing in different environments and missions, though DICE creative director Bernd Diemer pointed out that players will also be able to choose different classes for their characters when building them up.

"The Last Jedi" is due in theaters December 15.

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