Downloable Star Wars Content
Downloadable content has been a boon in many ways for modern videogames because it gives a few extra miles to what could otherwise be an uninteresting and discarded toy. Having extra content has also been a way for companies to attain new revenues of income. With this in mind, here are a few ideas for how I would add that extra bit of fun to my ultimate Star Wars fighting game.
JEDI COUNCIL PACK
As the name suggests this is an extended roster of Star Wars characters from the Expanded Universe of comics, games, and other sources that are considered Legends. Among this group is Galen Marek aka Starkiller from the Force Unleashed series. Other characters included in this pack are:
Durge — A Gen’ Dai bounty hunter, he used a javelin and rode modified speeder. Anakin and Obi-Wan Kenobi had many run-ins with him in both Gendy Tartakovsky’s Clone Wars series and Dark Horse’s Republic comics. This pack also includes a Republic Commando, as seen in the videogame and novel series.
A’Sharad Hett/Darth Krayt — the Force-sensitive Tusken Raider that became the leader of the One Sith as seen in the Star Wars Legacy comic book series. This character plays as either a hero or a villain.
Darth Nihl — A Nagai male that served as Darth Krayt’s Hand, he was one of the series chief villains, as he murdered Kol Skywalker, the great-grandson of Luke Skywalker and father of the series protagonist Cade Skywalker.
Cade Skywalker — The direct descendant of the Skywalker bloodline, Cade is a bounty hunter and pirate who with the guidance of his ancestor Luke’s Force Ghost comes to reclaim his destiny as a Jedi.
Ania Solo — A descendant of Han Solo, she is the cousin of Cade Skywalker and is adept at using both a blaster and a lightsaber.
NEW JEDI ORDER:
Mara Jade Skywalker— The wife of Luke Skywalker, she once served as Emperor Palpatine’s personal assassin known as the Emperor’s Hand.
Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin Solo— The original children of Han and Leia. Jacen and Jaina are twins that were among the first students that Luke Skywalker trained at his New Jedi Temple. Jacen would eventually turn to the Dark Side and become Darth Caedus. This would make him both a hero and villain character to play.
Ben Skywalker— No, not that Ben, he’s the son of Luke Skywalker and Mara Jade.
Yuuzhan Vong— These more Star Trek-than-Star Wars antagonists were a prominent group of villains for most of the NJO series of novels. They are anti-technology religious zealots that instead use biological-based weapons and worldships transportation.
SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE:
OLD REPUBLIC PACK
This pack would actually serve as an add-on to the Canon and Infinities mode. Plus you could take the characters and have them fight against characters from other eras within the Versus mode. The characters included in this pack are: Darth Bane; the Sith founder of the Rule of Two, Darth Zannah; a human female, she was Bane’s apprentice, Darth Malgus; the main antagonist from the Old Republic game, Darth Revan, a redeemed Sith that was the main protagonist of The Old Republic game series, Darth Malak, the former apprentice of Revan before betraying his master, he wears a prosthetic jaw to hide a disfigurement from a lightsaber duel he lost, Tarre Vizsla; Jedi Mandalorian and original wielder of the darksaber, and perhaps a young Padawan/Knight version of Yoda.
MARVEL STAR WARS PACK
This pack would feature both characters from the original Star Wars comics, as well as those that have appeared in various series since Marvel got back the license to do new Star Wars comic books. I would consider this would one of the main DLC’s to include for this game. Among this list of old and new characters are:
Doctor Aphra, Triple Zero and BT-1, Commander Karbin, Black Krrsantan, Grakkus the Hutt, Sergeant Kreel; a lightsaber-wielding stormtrooper, Task Force 99; the special commando squad of stormtroopers led by Kreel, Beilert Valance, Ren (Former leader of the Knights of Ren), and Jaxxon.
MASTERS OF TERÄS KÄSI PACK
It just wouldn’t seem right if you didn’t pay homage to the original Star Wars fighting game by including a few of the characters that appeared in it. The three main ones to add to the Ultimate Star Wars fighting game would be Arden Lyn, Hoar, and Thok.
THE MANDALORIAN/DISNEY + PACK
This pack would include new Star Wars characters appearing for the first time on Disney +. Among these would: The Mandalorian/Din Djaryn, The Child, Cara Dune, IG-11, Moff Gideon, Paz Vizsla, and The Armorer. Other characters would be gathered from the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, as well as other new Disney + Star Wars series’.
This pack includes Star Wars most infamous creatures from both the films, Marvel comics, and videogames. Some of these characters would be playable but the largest ones like the Gorog and Zillo Beast may function as NPC‘s in Bonus or Survival game modes. They include the following:
STAR WARS UNDEAD PACK
This Star Wars pack would include the zombie Nightsisters from the Clone Wars, Zombie skins for several Star Wars characters including Luke, Leisa, Han, Chewbacca, Vader, and stormtroopers. Plus there would be a Survival game inspired by the Death Troopers novel by Joe Schreiber and another mini-game where you take on the zombie Nightsisters.