Hello there indeed for an update on Star Wars Battlefront II, the developers have released a new game mode called Capital Supremacy, and this game mode is to win a planetary battle in order to gain access to the opposing teams Capital Ship and destroy it from the inside. This game mode therefore adds in both ground and space gameplay in a single mode, it's what we have all been waiting for! It'll be a 20 vs 20 player map alongside 12 AI controlled units per side for the planetary phase of the battle. The developers have included the EA to give a grander scale to the battle to try and get you into the chaotic scene of the Clone Wars. When you get to the Capital Ships this will be set back to just 20 vs 20.
The game will start off on the planets surface and you will have to control of up to five command posts that are scattered all over the planet, use your team to plan a strategy of attack to ensure you gain control over as many command posts as possible and be careful to ensure you plan a strong defence too. Whilst you gain control over those command posts you'll gain reinforcement tickets and when you've hit the target number transport ships will start arriving for your side. You then have a small amount of time to get onto those transports and you'll then begin your assault on the opposing teams Capital Ship.
The aim here is to get on board the ship and set lots of timed charges throughout the ship. This happens in two phases, first is where the attacking team need to override one of two doors and from then they can plant those charges to destroy critical ship systems, the defenders however can stop the timer from progressing but they cannot reset it - every second counts here to give your attacking team the chance to destroy those critical systems first. Whichever team destroys their opponents Capital Ship wins the game. If either side fails to do so the game will return back to the planet where you'll repeat the command post capturing process.
The ships to be destroyed are all in the Clone Wars era, the Republics ship will be the Venator Class Star Destroyer and the Separatists have a Dreadnought which is a Providence Class Destroyer. Both sets of sides will have heroes available to use, the light side will have Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and Chewbacca. The dark side heroes that can be used are General Grievous, Count Dooku, Darth Maul and Bossk.
The game mode will be available on Geonosis at the start, we certainly hope this will be expanded to other planets and maybe even other eras too.