Battlefront Collection’s New Characters Compared To The Original Roster
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Battlefront Collection’s New Characters Compared To The Original Roster


  • Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection revives iconic 2000s-era games with bonus characters and unique animations for a complete experience.
  • Console players can now enjoy Kit Fisto and Asajj Ventress, once exclusive to Xbox, on PlayStation and Nintendo devices for the first time.
  • Aspyr addresses concerns about character animations in the Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection, assuring players of Pandemic’s original assets.



Aspyr’s Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection has brought both of Pandemic Studios’ acclaimed 2000s-era Star Wars: Battlefront games to modern devices. As well as remastering the wealth of content from the base games, which covered iconic moments from the original and prequel trilogies through their single-player campaigns and a variety of multiplayer modes, Aspyr has incorporated many other bonus features for both newcomers and more experienced players to enjoy, creating a more complete Star Wars: Battlefront package across all modern gaming platforms.

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection
is on PC and Nintendo Switch, along with PlayStation and Xbox consoles, with cross-gen multiplayer between the PS5 and PS4, and the Xbox Series S/X and Xbox One.

The Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection will include two bonus playable characters, Kit Fisto and Asajj Ventress, the latter of which is the only canon character who didn’t appear in the original trilogy or the prequels, instead making her debut in Genndy Tartakovsky’s original Clone Wars mini-series in 2003. Much like Asajj Ventress, Kit Fisto’s appearance is also pulled from the 2003 Clone Wars mini-series, in which he was shirtless during the Battle of Mon Calamari, unlike in other media in other media where he wears traditional Jedi robes. Kit Fisto also has unique animations for his tentacle-esque hair.


Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection – Release Date, Playable Characters, & Price

Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection is coming to modern consoles as a bundle of the two original games with restored maps, characters, and more.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s Bonus Characters Have Unique Animations And Movesets

The Bonus Characters Consist Of One Jedi And One Sith

Kit Fisto and Asajj Ventress in Star Wars Battlefront 2

Both Kit Fisto and Asajj Ventress were only available previously via DLC exclusive to Xbox Live, so while those who played Star Wars: Battlefront 2 on the original Xbox may already be familiar with these characters and how they play, and PC players have enjoyed ported or modded versions of them over the years, this will be the first time these characters will be available on PlayStation and Nintendo devices.

The original
Star Wars: Battlefront
games were released on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC but never saw a release on Nintendo’s console at the time, the Nintendo Gamecube, making the
Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection
the first time the games can be played natively on Nintendo devices.

The bonus characters in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 represent both sides of the Force, with Asajj Ventress being a Sith assassin from Dathomir and Kit Fisto being a Jedi Master from Nautolan, known for his valiant exploits during the Clone Wars. Both of these characters had unique animations and movesets that no other characters had in the game. For example, Kit Fisto is equipped with his green lightsaber, which he can throw, and also uses a unique Force Orb attack which works similarly to that of a rocket launcher, creating splash damage. Both Kit Fisto’s lightsaber and Force attacks allowed for broad, sweeping attacks, capable of stunning or hitting multiple enemies simultaneously.

Meanwhile, Asajj Ventress wields her iconic Linksabers. These consist of two lightsabers connected by a fibercord that she holds in one hand, allowing her to switch between a single-blade attack with one in her hand and one tucked under her arm, and a double-bladed attack akin to Darth Maul’s double-ended lightsaber, which can also be used for defense. Asajj Ventress also uses the shuriken-esque energy weapons known as Starblades – which no other character in the game has – and a Force Push attack.



Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection Disappoints Thanks To Missing Feature

While Aspyr’s collection will see maps and characters debuting on some platforms for the first time, it is missing a popular gaming feature.

There Was Concern That Aspyr Used Outdated Modded Versions Of These Characters

The Reveal Trailer Showed Some Animation Differences

As previously mentioned, Asajj Ventress has her unique Linksabers, which she normally holds in one hand. However, this isn’t what was shown in Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection‘s reveal trailer. For about a second during a Hero Assault sequence, Asajj Ventress can be seen standing alongside Boba Fett and Darth Vader, with a lightsaber in each hand like the animation for Aayla Secura. Kit Fisto also seemed to be using Ki Adi Mundi’s animations.

Hero Assault pits hero and villain characters against each other in an arena battle, with players fighting to achieve the highest score. This mode was originally only available on Tatooine, but will be playable across all ground maps in the
Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection

This led to concern from the author of the Xbox DLC Content for PC mod, iamashaymin, who took to Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection‘s Steam community page to point out that Aspyr might have been using their outdated mod, which featured older animations due to being reskinned versions of other characters with some custom elements such as the unique saber hilts for Asajj Ventress. iamashaymin stated that they had no issue with Aspyr using their mod, but was disappointed as they had since fixed this to use the official animations from Pandemic’s original games and would rather the up-to-date mod was used instead.

Aspyr has since responded to these claims via IGN and confirmed iamashaymin’s speculations. The studio did point out that the modded content was included by mistake and was replaced after the trailer’s recording, which was done in Fall 2023. The finished product does show Pandemic’s original assets and animations for Kit Fisto and Asajj Ventress, and Aspyr claims that the Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection does not include any code or content that is taken from uncredited sources.

Star Wars Battlefront: Classic Collection also features several maps that were previously exclusive to Xbox Live upon the games’ original release. Therefore, when combined with the reintegration of Pandemic’s original versions of Kit Fisto and Asajj Ventress, along with all of their unique moves, and the return of some of the series’ beloved multiplayer modes such as Conquest and Hero Assault, players have plenty of reasons to revisit the iconic games or visit them for the first time on modern consoles.

Source: iamashaymin/Steam, IGN

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