Since its release late last year, Star Wars Battlefront II has definitely had its ups and downs, development-wise.
After getting off to a particularly rocky start involving mixed critical reviews and a fan backlash over in-game purchases and microtransactions, it’s finally starting to feel like Battlefront II is hitting its stride—not just in terms of a new take on a video game heroine in the Star Wars galaxy, but in the fun add-ons the team at EA has offered players over the last few months.
First, there was the addition of new maps, like Chewie’s home planet of Kashyyyk, or Crait from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, or the version of Cloud City we all know and love from Empire Strikes Back. Now there’s Ewok Hunt, which just might be the horror/survival game mode we never knew we needed to see in Star Wars.
When we were kids watching Return of the Jedi for the first time, those small, furry Ewoks might have seemed cute and safe. Revisiting the same film as an adult, however, clues you into some particularly macabre details—like that shot at the end of the movie, when an Ewok is using a set of trooper helmets to perform a drum solo. It begs a disturbing question: what did they do with the heads?
Well, Battlefront II’s Ewok Hunt mode satisfies our morbid curiosity by fully leaning into the truth of what these sentient, fuzzy creatures really are: murderbears. And these tiny killers are hungry for stormtrooper blood.
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