After having leaked earlier this week, EA has now officially revealed Star Wars Battlefront II with a trailer and panel at the Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando. The game will feature a single-player campaign, 40-player multiplayer matches, and will include content from all three eras of the Star Wars story.
The single-player story explores the 30-year gap in time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Picking up right after the destruction of the second Death Star, players will take on the role of Iden Versio, the commander of the Empire's elite special forces unit, Inferno Squad. As explained on the panel, while viewers took the destruction of the Death Star to be a victory, Iden and her fellow Stormtroopers would have viewed it as a massive defeat. As a result, the story will follow the soldiers who retaliated and sought revenge. As per the panel, this story will officially be canon in the Star Wars universe.
On the multiplayer side of things, players can expect different and deeper character classes. There will also be a new progression system, a larger arsenal of weapons and modifications, and hero customization abilities. Several game modes will allow the opportunity to face off with heroes and villains from all three eras and pit them against one another. Space Battle scenarios are also not only a part of the game now, but are said to play a significant role. Battlefields will include "Theed, Takodana, Starkiller Base, Yavin, Mos Eisley, Endor, Hoth, and more." Offline two-player split-screen is returning, and this time, the rewards and upgrades you earn can then be taken into online play.
The worldwide release of Star Wars Battlefront II is this fall on November 17th. However, those who are members of the EA Access program will get to play the game early on November 9th with the Play First Trial. Additionally, if you pre-order the game's Trooper Deluxe Edition, you'll gain access three days early on November 14th.
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