Several key voice actors from Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be returning to their roles for new Star Wars: Battlefront II content. The Star Wars: Battlefront games started in 2004 with the newest title being released in November 2017. In typical Star Wars: Battlefront fashion, the latest game allows players to play as either a villain or hero and battle in courses set across all three eras of the Star Wars movies.
Like all of the Star Wars: Battlefront games, Battlefront II gives players the option to play as the most popular Star Wars characters from the prequel, original, and sequel trilogies. The game also delivered on the promise to include a playable campaign, which introduced gamers to the new character Iden Versio- a warrior who started off fighting for the Galactic Empire but later switched sides to the Rebel Alliance. EA has provided many updates and expansions for the game, even including playable Ewoks for a limited time and Han Solo content in celebration of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Back at the beginning of June it was announced that EA would be adding Clone Wars content to Battlefront II and now, the voice talent for the characters has been revealed.
EA recently announced that four voice actors who played characters in Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be voicing their characters again for Star Wars: Battlefront II. James Arnold Taylor will be returning to voice Obi-Wan Kenobi for the Clone Wars DLC, along with his co-star Matt Lanter who previously voiced Anakin Skywalker for the Clone Wars TV show and movie. Along with these two heroes, Corey Burton and Matthew Wood will be coming back to voice Count Dooku and General Grievous respectively. The characters will become available for gamers to play within the next couple of months starting with Grievous on October 30th.
Anybody who has been following Star Wars: Battlefront II knows that the game faced quite a bit of controversy upon its release thanks to loot boxes and microtransactions. The game received a lot of backlash upon release and even caused EA's stock to drop. Even though EA tried to fix the game with a progression overhaul, not a lot has helped them overcome that initial negativity. That being said, introducing a Clone Wars DLC could draw in more people given the show's popularity.
Introducing a Clone Wars DLC was interesting enough, but bringing back the original voice actors from the TV show brings one more level of detail into the game. The show was incredibly popular before it was canceled, so fans were thrilled when it was announced that Clone Wars would be revived for a seventh season. The next season of Clone Wars doesn't have a release date just yet, but having the voice actors of the show return to their roles for Star Wars: Battlefront II could hype people up for the show while also pulling people into the game.