Just ahead of a panel regarding the game at Star Wars Celebration, Battlefront II’s website went live and confirmed many details about the game.
It’s been a wild week of leaks and speculation for the fans of a galaxy far, far away. From the official unveiling of The Last Jedi to leaks about the newest Battlefront game coming out; fans have had much to discuss in the past few days.
Now we actually have official details about Battlefront II, which was officially unveiled at Star Wars Celebration during a panel on Saturday. The game drops November 17 on PS4, Xbox One and the PC via EA’s Origin client. Folks in attendance and those streaming the panel live got a first look at the full-length trailer, seen here:
The game’s website also unveils many other details about Battlefront II.
The game’s single-player campaign picks up right after Return of the Jedi when the Rebels destroy the second Death Star. In a bit of a twist, players will assume the role of Commander Iden Versio; an officer with the Imperial Special Forces unit known as Inferno Squad. The story will fill the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, which is a span of about 30 years. The panel also revealed that Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren will also be playable during the campaign.
In addition, multiplayer battles also make a return along with offline split-screen co-op for the PS4 and Xbox One versions. Characters from every Star Wars era will also be present and will be upgradable and with some variety of customization available.
So yes, even the prequels are getting some love in the form of heroes Darth Maul and Yoda along with a seemingly-confirmed Kamino map. EA also promises 40-player maps and the long-awaited return of space battles that can contain up to 24 players.
Those who pre-order will get heroes based on The Last Jedi, as well as other goodies such as ability modifiers and special weapons. Though the game releases on November 17, those with EA/Origin Access get a chance to play it on November 9 through the Play First Trial. Anyone who pre-orders the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition can play the game on November 14.
EA mentioned that we’d be seeing plenty more of Battlefront II this summer at EA Play.
No word yet on the possibility of Galactic Conquest making a return, but one can hope.