Updated With the Full Starfighter Assault Gameplay Trailer! Gamescom Star Wars Battlefront II Footage Leaks.

A TV spot that appears to be an abridged version of the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II trailer at Gamescom has popped up, heavily emphasizing the game’s space battles.

 

 

 

 

The clip actually shows us quite a bit – we now know that Kylo Ren’s TIE silencer, Poe Dameron and Luke Skywalker’s X-wings, Boba (and/or Jango) Fett’s Slave I, Yoda’s Jedi starfighter, and Darth Maul’s Scimitar will be playable alongside Han Solo and Chewbacca’s Millennium Falcon. DICE have suggested that the content at launch will skew a little toward the OT side over the PT and ST (understandable, given that they’re reusing Battlefront I‘s assets), but from the looks of things, everything gets a good amount of representation at launch.

 

 

 

UPDATE!

 

And here’s the full Star Wars Battlefront 2: Starfighter Assault Gameplay Trailer officially released by EA:

 

 

 

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

78 thoughts on “Updated With the Full Starfighter Assault Gameplay Trailer! Gamescom Star Wars Battlefront II Footage Leaks.

  • August 19, 2017 at 10:24 am
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    There’s just something I don’t like about Yoda flying a fighter. Then yet I didn’t like him fighting with a lightsaber either.

    • August 19, 2017 at 10:28 am
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      I think what you might not like about it is it being in combat, something that we didn’t see previously.

      – Pomojema

    • August 19, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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      No problem for me, since Lucasfilm showed it to us on-screen already in TCW.

    • August 19, 2017 at 7:34 pm
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      Same. I never agreed with any of his handling in the PT era. He like Fett and Anakin were just really not what I pictured based on the OT.

    • August 19, 2017 at 10:22 pm
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      He already did fly in fighter ( TCW ). In my opinion jedi is no jedi without lightsaber. Yoda looked great with one.

    • August 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm
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      I agree, but it’s not any worse than what’s already been done having him jump around like a leaping frog in Episode II. The damage has already been done. So, I’m willing to let this slide and accept that Yoda can actually fly a ship and shoot down CIS droids. He was a general after all in the Clone Wars.

      • August 22, 2017 at 3:36 pm
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        “very different from what all my friends and family were expecting”

        Drop your expectations and you will enjoy this stuff a whole lot more.

        • August 23, 2017 at 11:36 pm
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          I agree, but there is a difference in expecting something to be good vs. how something is portrayed.

  • August 19, 2017 at 7:14 pm
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    Whatever deal Sony has worked out for BF2 aside (why are they getting to label all of the released footage?), can’t wait to see what this looks like on XB1X.

    • August 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm
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      Yep I’m getting it for the X1X. Pretty much all my third party games are shifting there.

      • August 20, 2017 at 12:28 am
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        I can’t wait to play it on my xBonerXXX1 420k edition.

        • August 20, 2017 at 12:31 am
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          Hey, thanks for coming out. Value added comment, and your opinion is noted, Random Internet Guy.

          • August 20, 2017 at 12:33 am
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            Hey, anytime.

            -Random Internet Guy™

      • August 21, 2017 at 3:28 pm
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        God knows that’s all there is right now.

    • August 20, 2017 at 3:51 am
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      *sitting over here on PC* 🙂

      • August 20, 2017 at 4:07 am
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        PCMASTERRACE FTW

  • August 19, 2017 at 7:34 pm
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    Impressive..most impressive.

  • August 19, 2017 at 7:39 pm
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    Anyone get a chance to try it at E3? I want to know how they’ve revamped the controls. I wasn’t a big fan of the original feel.

    • August 19, 2017 at 11:00 pm
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      I played the game on a PS4 at EA Play and was also lucky enough to participate in the closed alpha on PC. The starfighters in EASWBF2 control very similar to Pandemic’s Battlefront II (2005) and the Star Wars Starfighter games. At least in the pre-alpha and alpha builds.

      • August 21, 2017 at 2:39 pm
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        That has me very excited I loved the Starfighter games back in the day. But the controls were vere very different compared to Battlefront II (2005) so I’m not sure how they can pull off a control system that feels like both of those games?

        • August 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm
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          Unlike games like Rogue Squadron where you would have to hold a button in order to roll your vehicle, Starfighter and OG Battlefront II had a control stick (or A, D & arrow keys on PC) dedicated to this feature.

          The difference in Battlefront II (2005 & 2017) from Starfighter is that instead of the left stick (or right stick depending on your control scheme) being used to yaw left and right in the latter, the former uses the left stick to artificially bank your starfighter left and right.

  • August 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm
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    So now Yoda’s a starfighter pilot? Give me a break. As if the prequels didn’t ruin his character enough turning him into a stupid Sonic the Hedgehog video game character, this looks to finish the job.

    • August 19, 2017 at 9:24 pm
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      He’ll always be the deep contemplative master of the force who’s beyond such simple things as violence.

      Wars not make one great. OT Yoda fo life!

        • August 20, 2017 at 6:42 pm
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          This was the last movie I ever saw in theaters. Never went back. Correlation? Who can say!?

      • August 21, 2017 at 3:24 pm
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        And it took the wars and violence of The Clone Wars to get him there. It’s called an arc. You want him to never change? Boring.

        • August 21, 2017 at 3:31 pm
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          Uhm, no: that’s not an arc. You have an arc when you SHOW change. Writing a character in a certain way in one movie and then in a completely different way in another is not an “arc”: it’s called “inconsistency” (something Lucas seems REALLY unable to avoid).

          • August 21, 2017 at 9:33 pm
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            That is an arc. Yoda is all gung ho to fight until he is defeated and realizes that fighting won’t do it and they have to wait. They showed that. Not exactly in the best way, but they showed it. It’s an arc. Characters change over time. Yoda is no exception.

          • August 21, 2017 at 11:23 pm
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            Nope. They didn’t. Actually, the “arc” concept is largely abused ESPECIALLY when it comes to SW. Breaking Bad had characters’ arc, because BrBa had actual characters. SW has archetypes and stereotypes: The Good Hearted Farm Boy; The Wise Old Man; The Scoundrel; The Princess; The Dark Lord – and so on, and so forth. The best that could be said is that — sometimes — it tries to put a tiny little bit of a spin on those, so that they don’t feel entirely like mono-dimensional stock characters, but that’s all the “depth” there is.

            Now, movies like to pretend this kind of characterz do get arcs like actual characters (because there’s people who buy that) but, obviously, they don’t. By all means, Yoda is shown to incarnate the “Very Old, Powerful and Wise Master” in AotC exactly the same as in ESB. He’s never once shown to be “all gung ho to fight” right until the very moment the plot demands it.

            And even if we want to give the benefit of the doubt to this idea – tha “change” you’re talking about is never shown and, even more importantly for what we’re talking about it, is completely out of place. Like most of the prequels “characters” (and I use the word veeeeery loosely when talking about the PT), Yoda goes from one extreme to the other when the story needs without anything even remotely resembling some degree of subtlety. To have a ‘character arc’ change needs to be subtle or else you end up with ‘awful writing’ which is an ENTIRELY different thing (and it’s precisely what *ruins* a character).

          • August 22, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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            The point of the PT is that the Jedi were wrong. Did that go over your head?
            Wow. I am stunned by the people who just don’t understand Star Wars.

          • August 22, 2017 at 4:06 pm
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            Oh, of course that was the point. In theory, at least, since when it comes to the actual movies Lucas seemed more concerned about showing the Jedi to be (what he thought was) badass and cool. Which… kind of make sense, I guess, since it’s pretty though to sell toys inspired on a bunch of who were utterly wrong for 3 movies out of 3. I’ll even give you that the writing goes to some distance to try and show this, like showing Anakin (and Yoda, and OB1, and Windu etc.) to be completely unable to understand things that would’ve been completely obvious to anyone else, to the point where poor Palpatine gets frustrated and eventually has to straight up spell out loud that he is evil. But this is writing DUMB characters which, admittedly, is more difficult than writing “smart characters who are wrong” ones.

            Still, nothing of this qualifies as an “arc” or even mere character progression. Anakin is written as a bad guy from the start (not counting TPM, since TPM-Anakin barely has any character). Kenobi, Windu and Yoda are shown to be wise except when the plot needs them to be moronically blind – the only reason why you don’t see people complaining that the PT ruined OB1 is because McGregor did a good Alec Guinness impression and his character was mostly stuck on B and C story and given little to do – and, to Lucas credits, it didn’t conflict (too much) with how we see him in the OT.

            But Yoda? Yoda is a mess. They DID get him a little better in TCW (where, at the very least, they gave him some of his humor back) but the movies completely screwed the character up without bothering to SHOW any actual change (the emphasis on “show” is because, like with many other things in the PT, we are TOLD about this “change”, but it’s never actually shown).

        • August 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm
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          We’ve probably talked about this before. The debate feels far too familiar. No I don’t think a 900+ year old needs to learn that lesson so late in life. It’s probably already obtained at that point.

          • August 21, 2017 at 9:32 pm
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            Well, I am glad you think everyone has everything figured out, but you never stop learning. Well, maybe others do. But the smart ones don’t.
            The Clone Wars and the Sith were a threat Yoda had never before faced. And they made the wrong decisions and that’s how he learned his lessons.
            That’s life. That’s how it works.

          • August 21, 2017 at 9:36 pm
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            Everyone? Everything? No. I expected a 900 yearold Jedi master of the Force to have been in tune with it for centuries and risen to a level beyond such petty things. Sort of how he acted in the OT.

            Not be an idiot taken by surprised in the last 30 years of his life spinning around like a top in combat 😛

          • August 22, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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            Yoda had never been in a galaxy wide war that resulted in the deaths of his Order and literally everyone he knew.

            😛

          • August 22, 2017 at 3:53 pm
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            We’ll just have to agree to disagree on where we think Yoda should have been mentally. I feel the PT didn’t match the characters I watched in the OT. You feel it’s fine, a growth/arc for the character. Nothing we can do at this point!

          • August 22, 2017 at 6:28 pm
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            Indeed. Agree to disagree!

          • August 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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            Your still tops in my books! At least our discussion was civil!

          • August 23, 2017 at 3:06 pm
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            I always try to be civil. I don’t always succeed, but it’s good to try 🙂

    • August 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm
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      He was a great character in prequels.

      • August 20, 2017 at 6:04 am
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        He was a fake-looking cartoon in the prequels that completely ruined everything about his character in the OT.

        • August 20, 2017 at 1:26 pm
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          Had to be redone in CG, have you seen the original EPI Yoda? its terrible.

        • August 21, 2017 at 3:23 pm
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          Ruined? How?

          • August 21, 2017 at 3:28 pm
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            I guess Crixxxx means that OT-Yoda is a wise pacifist who despise war while PT-Yoda is one of the dumbest characters ever written, does the exact opposite of everything he preached in ESB and outright starts a war (in the clumsiest fuckin way possible, too). Also, despite his appearance, OT-Yoda was never ridicolous, while PT-Yoda is impossible to take seriously, especially after those godawful fight scenes.

          • August 21, 2017 at 9:34 pm
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            Yeah, that’s how people learn lessons in life. You gotta mess up. No one ever learns from watching someone else get burned.

          • August 21, 2017 at 11:23 pm
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            First of all: yeah, you DO learn from watching other people. Quite a lot, actually.
            Second: Yoda is supposed to be 800 years old, is shown to be (wisely) wary of war and politics BUT we have to accept that he goes in full warrior mode when the movie needs a lightsaber duel or an ex-machina casus belli.
            That’s not an arc: that’s an incompetent writer.

          • August 22, 2017 at 3:05 pm
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            you can learn, but you would be stunned how many people have to figure things out for themselves.

            First, Yoda is 900 years old, about 870 in the PT.
            Second, Yoda is a Jedi and he is going to not fight to save Obi-Wan and Anakin? THAT would be incompetent writing.

            Sorry that you didn’t like his character development, but it made Yoda even more of a tragic figure instead of a wise old hermit.

          • August 22, 2017 at 4:18 pm
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            First: oh, sorry, I made a 100 years mistake about the age of fictional character.

            Second: there’s one, very specific reason, why Yoda chooses to unleash a war to save OB1 and Anakin. The reason is a throwaway lines in a 1977 movie about someone’s father who fought in the Clone Wars. There are endless ways in which you can show that Yoda wants to save OB1 and Anakin WITHOUT making him the polar opposite of who he is in ESB/RotJ and, actually, most of this solutions are more interesting than “he blindly accepts the existence of the clones army and instantly goes and uses it”. Instead, we got a cartoon war sequence on Geonosis and a laughable videogame fight between a 2 feet tall alien and a 6 feet tall Christopher Lee – things that contradict Yoda’s entire philosophy both up to that point AND later in ESB.

            Oh, and one thing: “tragic figure”. Nope. This is SW, it’s cardboard cut out characters in a centuries old, stereotypical narrative frame. It’s not Shakespeare and it’s not art (and it doesn’t aspire to be any of those, despite how some fanatics choose to see it).

          • August 21, 2017 at 5:47 pm
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            It was ruined because it turned him into an idiotic video game character, contradicting everything he taught Luke in Empire and the entire nature of his character.

          • August 21, 2017 at 9:31 pm
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            But you know what an arc is? Like, a character starts in one place and changes over time? So Yoda had to go through some bad stuff in order to get to the place we see him in ESB. That’s storytelling.

          • August 22, 2017 at 8:01 am
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            You would think that at 900 years old, being a Jedi Master for 800 years, you would learn some of those life lessons and wise truths earlier on, not at year 875.

          • August 22, 2017 at 2:57 pm
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            Well since you know every single thing that happened in his life…
            Yoda was devoted to the Jedi order and as the PT showed, the Jedi were wrong about many things. His entire worldview was shattered by those events.

    • August 20, 2017 at 12:23 am
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      Not “now”, he has been since season 6 of the clone wars.

    • August 20, 2017 at 12:34 am
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      Pssst…it’s a video game. Where Rey fights Darth Maul. You don’t have to accept any of this as cannon.

      • August 20, 2017 at 12:35 am
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        B-b-but muh OT

      • August 20, 2017 at 6:10 am
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        Well, considering how Darth Maul was already stupidly resurrected once for no other reason than fan service, I wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to work him into the Rey time period so he could fight her, too.

        • August 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm
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          Maul is officially dead now.

          • August 21, 2017 at 12:38 am
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            Cloning!

          • August 21, 2017 at 10:06 am
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            Mauul.

        • August 21, 2017 at 3:23 pm
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          Yeah, George Lucas didn’t bring him back bc of fan service haha.

          • August 21, 2017 at 5:48 pm
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            Of course he did. That’s entirely the reason.

          • August 21, 2017 at 9:30 pm
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            Haha, you must not know much about George. Fanservice is not something he was interested in at all. He brought back Maul bc he saw a potential for a story there, with a character that had been largely wasted.
            You have zero insight into his thinking then, but from everyone who does, that’s the reason. Sorry it doesn’t line up with your preconceived notions.

          • August 22, 2017 at 7:54 am
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            Oh, please. I know enough about George to know he makes decisions largely for commercial reasons and if you think he doesn’t – I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

            If he wanted to bring back Maul on the basis of his character alone (of which he had hardly any character to speak of in Episode 1 other than to look evil and swing a lightsaber around) – he would’ve brought him back in Episode II, and have him escape Naboo rather than die and come up with some ridiculous survival of bisection and plunging into a massive pit because some fanboys thought he was cool and wanted to see more of him. Maul became a big seller, and Lucas realized it was wrong to let such a lucrative character go so early. He did the same thing by killing off Boba Fett, whose popularity he underestimated just the same. The only potential he saw in bringing back Maul was dollar signs. This is so plainly obvious it’s remarkable you don’t see it.

            The prequel trilogy proved that Lucas didn’t think through a lot of things with those movies, which explains why we got the insulting messes that we did.

          • August 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm
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            No, I think Lucas made many bad storytelling decisions and I include bringing Maul back in that. But he didn’t do it because of fan service.
            He killed Boba Fett in Jedi in a crappy way because he wasn’t even aware he wasn’t even aware Fett was popular.
            He killed Maul in Episode I even though everyone knew he was the breakout character and literally the face of the marketing campaign. He loved doing things for merch reasons, but they didn’t ever seem to affect the actual storytelling.

            And you can deny that all you want, but the history seems to bear that out.

            Bringing Maul back during the PT would have gone against the story he was trying to tell there (however bad he was telling it). There wasn’t time. It was only when he had a TV series to toy around with that it occurred to him. This is so plainly obvious it’s remarkable you don’t see it.

            I NEVER said there were no commercial motivations. Fanservice is not commercial motivations. Fanservice is not merch. He didn’t bring Maul back because it would make fans happy.

            And while I think that was a dumb move, the stories they ended up telling with Maul proved to be compelling.
            You can disagree. But I don’t care because I have never seen Lucas did anything “because the fans wanted it”.

          • August 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm
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            Lucas only does what Lucas wants to do.

    • August 20, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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      You watched that trailer and all you came away with was a gripe about Yoda piloting a starfighter?

      • August 21, 2017 at 12:37 am
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        Yep.

  • August 19, 2017 at 10:23 pm
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    It looks great. I just want to play with clone wars era. My favorite Star wars era.

  • August 20, 2017 at 7:09 am
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    I wonder if Kylo Ren will have his Tie Silencer ship. We know he”s in the game from previous footage.

    • August 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm
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      Watch the official trailer and pause at 0:13, its right there!

      • August 21, 2017 at 11:24 am
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        I did catch it upon a couple careful viewings. Thanks for the heads up. 🙂

  • August 21, 2017 at 5:15 pm
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    Is that Anakin and Ahsoka talking in the Clone Wars battle? I’ll have to listen again…

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