As much as we’ve loved everything that has been released in Disney’s brave new Star Wars era, we’ve had one major quibble: not enough Lando Calrissian. Sure, he’s popped up in a few episodes of Star Wars: Rebels, but he was conspicuous by his absence in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
It was with great joy then, that we saw the launch trailer for the new Bespin level in Star Wars: Battlefront, which will finally give you a chance to step into the shoes of the gambler/card player/scoundrel/Rebel Alliance hero has he steps up to defend Cloud City from Imperial Forces. Could this herald an appearance for him in Star Wars: Episode VIII? We hope so. Let it be the big reveal at Celebration, please.
Of course, he also has an opponent in the form of formidable bounty hunter (and frequent Boba Fett ally) Dengar. Last seen in The Clone Wars animated series, here he’s seen offering his services to the highest bidder – who just so happens to be the Empire.
Here’s the official synopsis for the new Bespin level of Star Wars: Battlefront:
Experience new heroes, maps, mode, weapons, star cards and more in the new Bespin digital expansion. Join Lando Calrissian and Dengar in the Cloud City of Bespin. Take flight in a cloud car, journey through Cloud City, navigate carbon-freezing chambers, or hunt enemies with the X-8 Night Sniper and EE-4 blasters. This deal is getting better all the time.
The Star Wars Battlefront Bespin digital expansion pack will be available to Season Pass owners on 21 June, and go on sale to the general public two weeks later. You can download Star Wars: The Original Trilogy – Complete Manual digital edition from GreatDigitalMags.com now. For more news about the biggest movies, pick up the new issue of SciFiNow.