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A closer look at General Grievous and his playstyle in Star Wars Battlefront II

From EA:

“General Grievous* – Lethal droid commander. Brilliant strategist. Feared Jedi hunter. He’s earned many monikers, and on October 30, the General Grievous Update** will bring the dreaded commander’s mercilessness to Star Wars Battlefront™ II. […]

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How General Grievous Plays in Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II

In Star Wars Battlefront II, General Grievous is designed to instigate fear and feel like an overwhelming opponent. His body frame is among the largest compared to any other character in the game, and he engages in combat with two – sometimes four – lightsabers.

For base attack sequences, General Grievous swings two lightsabers. While on defense, he can also use the same to deflect enemy sabers and blaster shots.

But the skilled fighter was also known for his signature moves featuring no less than four Jedi weapons, which were all conquered from their previous owners (we’ve modeled his lightsabers after their appearances in Star Wars™: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith™). In Star Wars Battlefront II, we’ve transferred a couple of those moves to his Abilities.

First, we have Thrust Surge. This one was referenced from an encounter between Grievous and Obi-Wan in the Clone Warsseries. The attack thrusts Grievous forward with all four lightsabers in a stabbing motion, dealing damage and throwing the target to the ground.

The second is Unrelenting Advance. As seen in another battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi in Revenge of the Sith, Grievous forms a spinning lightsaber wall in front of him, with sparks igniting from the floor, as he advances like a horrifying machine. Going into Unrelenting Advance, General Grievous blocks all frontal attacks while dealing damage to anyone foolishly standing in his way.

Speaking to his strategist side, General Grievous’ Claw Rush Ability lets him flee the scene in the blink of an eye. Once activated, he goes down on all six limbs and rushes forward, damaging and pushing opponents out of his path. An unsettling sight for enemies to behold – and highly efficient when in urgent need of an escape route.

The Different Appearances of General Grievous

In the game, General Grievous will don his Jedi Hunter Appearance by default with an additional Battle Damaged Appearance*** also available on October 30. Scuffed from combat, most likely while looking to add to his collection of lightsabers, this Appearance surely inserts some battle-hardened warrior oomph to General Grievous’ already intimidating look.

Another to-be-announced General Grievous Appearance will come on November 28 with the Battle of Geonosis Update, marking the arrival of Obi-Wan Kenobi and the planet of Geonosis to Galactic Assault. “


From EA:

“[…] Voice Lines
There are a number of iconic voice lines that have been added for General Grievous, as well as some entirely new ones. A small selection of these are below:

  • “You are a bold one.”
  • “Your lightsabers will make a fine addition to my collection.”
  • “You must realise you are doomed.”
  • “I wield great power, Jedi fool.”
  • “The story of Obi-Wan Kenobi ends here!”
  • “Make peace with the Force now, for this is your final outing.”
  • “Your screams are like music to my audio receptors.”
  • “The Kaleesh are not known for their mercy.”
  • “This will be easier than Dathomir.”
  • “A general welcomes all challengers.”
  • “(laughing) This calls for a celebration!”
  • “Now! Devastation tactics!”
  • “Do not cling to me like a dianoga! Attack!”
  • “Temper temper! You know where anger leads…”[…]”

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