EA have now announced further details of the Star Wars Battlefront Companion.
The Star Wars Battlefront Companion will be available on web and in the Apple App Store and Google Play store prior to the release of Star Wars Battlefront on November 17th. However, You’ll also be able to try out the Companion at StarWarsBattlefront.com during the Star Wars Battlefront Beta, starting later this week.
“We wanted to create a meaningful companion experience when you’re not playing Star Wars Battlefront. When you’re away from your console or PC and can’t access the game, the Companion lets you stay in the Star Wars Battlefront universe.” – Companion Producer Jesper Nielsen.
Introducing Base Command
Within the Companion you’ll find the tactical, card-based game Base Command. Facing off against an AI opponent in turn-based “Sieges,” your goal is to protect a Rebel base against waves of Imperial starships, troopers, and other units closing in on you turn by turn.
To help you survive the Imperial onslaught and defeat all the enemy troops, you have a customisable deck of Star Cards based on the iconic vehicles, weapons, and Power-ups in Star Wars Battlefront. Among these cards you’ll find Rebel soldiers, X-wings, Thermal Imploders, and even heroes such as Luke Skywalker. These powerful assets can be used to boost your own units or attack the enemy.
“Base Command is a fun and accessible way to bring your Star Wars Battlefront Star Cards into another context and play with them there. It’s a snack-sized mobile game, perfect when you’re commuting and want to remain in the Star Wars Battlefront universe.” – Game Designer Tommy Rydling
Base Command has a strong connection to Star Wars Battlefront. Survive the Sieges and you’ll earn in-game credits, which in turn can be used to unlock Star Cards, weapons, and more in Star Wars Battlefront. Reversely, Star Cards earned in Star Wars Battlefront will automatically be available in Base Command.
“There’s this great symbiosis between the two experiences, if you progress in Star Wars Battlefront it will help you in Base Command, and vice versa. And it doesn´t matter if you use earned credits for your Star Cards in the Companion or directly through Star Wars Battlefront, they’ll automatically and immediately be available in both experiences.”
It’s important to note that there are no micro transactions in Base Command. The only thing you’re spending – and earning – are Galactic Credits. Also, you can never lose a Star Card in Base Command; once you’ve unlocked them they are yours to keep.
When the Star Wars Battlefront Open Beta launches this week, you’ll be able to try some of the Base Command Sieges through the Companion on StarWarsBattlefront.com, and also use in-game Credits to get up to 3 Star Cards or Blasters for use in Star Wars Battlefront.
Stats, Customization & Friends
As mentioned, the Companion also lets you stay connected to Star Wars Battlefront in several ways. Launch the Companion, and you can quickly see an overview of your card collection, customise your loadout, connect with friends, and catch up on the latest news about the game. The Companion also lets you take a peek at your friends’ stats, their Star Card hands, Base Command decks, and how far they’ve progressed in Star Wars Battlefront.
Feel like a game of Star Wars Battlefront with your friends but can’t find them online in-game? If they’re online in the Companion or have push notifications activated, you can send your friend a notification, letting him or her know that you want to play.