There?s plenty that fans are excited for in EA DICE?s upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront, but it?s hard to argue that anything tops their enthusiasm about the vehicles. Whether it?s piloting an X-wing across the series? various planets, sitting next to Han Solo in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon, or darting through the landscape on a speeder bike, Star Wars? classic crafts have inspired minds young and old alike for years. A few of the vehicle options that?ll be present in Battlefront have now been revealed, but in thinking about what else could end up in the game, we?ve come up with our list of the top five rides we?re hoping to hop into.
RZ-1 A-wing interceptor
For kids who were used to the more utilitarian Star Wars rebel ships like the X-wing or B-wing, seeing the A-wing for the first time was like having your cool neighbor drive by in a sexy new sportscar. Ever since its introduction in Return of the Jedi, the A-wing has remained the go-to choice for would-be pilots for whom speed?as well as style?is of utmost importance. Considering Battlefront?s more epic, chaotic battles, a craft that can quickly get you in and out of tight situations could be a great option.
BTL Y-wing star fighter
While the Y-wing isn?t the most unusual-looking of the old-school selection of Rebel vehicles?that honor goes to the B-wing?it still often finds itself lost in the gigantic shadow of the mega-popular X-wing. And yet, there?s something about the ship?s goofy design that makes it cool. While we know you?ll be able to call in a squadron of Y-wings as air support, we?d also love the chance to fly them ourselves. They?d bring some impressive tactical gameplay to Battlefront, and they?d be perfect for those players who prefer making more precise strikes against the Empire?s forces.
TIE Advanced x1
With us knowing a Hero system will return in Battlefront, why not see a return of some Hero ships? The top of our list is Darth Vader?s TIE Advanced x1, an experimental fighter that married the superior speed of the twin ion engines of standard TIE fighters with the firepower and hyperspeed capabilities seen in Rebel Alliance starfighters. These added features allowed Vader to survive the Battle of Yavin and limp his way to an Imperial outpost after the original Death Star was destroyed. Not only does this vehicle feature the dual laser cannons of other TIE ships, but it can also launch cluster missiles, giving it the flexibility to serve as a bomber as well as a snubfighter.
Naboo Royal N-1 star fighter
However you may feel about the prequel trilogy, you can?t argue that it at least had some pretty cool ships?and one of the first was the sleek N-1 starfighter, best known as the poster child for Naboo?s air force. Twin laser cannons close together for maximum damage on the intended target, a pair of proton torpedo launchers, and some intense speed helped the N-1 earn the nickname of a ?battleship-killer? as it took part in numerous high-profile campaigns across the galaxy. Its shining moment came in defense of its home planet, though, when a young Anakin Skywalker accidentally flew one into the belly of a Droid Control Ship, destroying it from the inside.
For anyone who?s been a fan of Star Wars since the very beginning, one vehicle caught your heart the moment you saw it: Luke?s landspeeder. It combined awesome futuristic hovering technology with the sense of freedom all teenagers (or kids who were planning ahead to their teenage years) longed for. We?d love to see landspeeders offered as an option in Battlefront, but there is just one tiny little problem: They aren?t outfitted with weaponry. Think outside the box a little, though! They could be used to whisk soldiers to and fro across the battlefield, or as a taxi service to get respawning players quickly back into the action. Who says everything has to be about shooting stuff?