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The Galactic Empire is down but not yet out in the PSP-exclusive Star Wars: Battlefront — Renegade Squadron. With the original Death Star destroyed thanks to the heroics of Luke Skywalker, the Empire regroups and mounts a counterstrike on the Alliance base at Yavin 4. The assault will not go unchallenged. A secretive army under the command of Han Solo plans to engage the enemy, and your help is desperately needed. As a key part of the ragtag Renegade Squadron, you will battle the Empire across multiple planets and star systems in a galaxy far, far away.
The main campaign consists of 11 missions on land and in space. The action is viewed from a third-person perspective behind the character or ship, with weapons such as incinerator guns, rocket launchers, blasters, and cluster grenades used to engage enemies and to accomplish mission objectives. New equipment, skills, weapons, and other customization features can be unlocked to further personalize created characters. Once you're ready to test your skills against human opponents, Renegade Squadron supports up to 16 combatants online via Infrastructure mode or up to eight via Ad-hoc mode. Four playable factions are available in a choice of two time periods: prequel or classic.
In the Conquest Mode, players race to capture various command posts on a map to prevent the enemy from gaining reinforcements. Capture the Flag comes in three distinct varieties: one flag in the map's center, two flags on opposing sides, or the new "hero capture-the-flag" option. The latter involves defending hero-specific flags while trying to steal flags from rivals. Each map also offers specific vehicles, creatures, and other surprises to use against the enemy. Renegade Squadron is available as a standalone game or as part of a limited edition bundle that includes a white "slim" PSP with a silkscreened image of Darth Vader on the case. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide