Watch the Star Wars: Battlefront II trailer now
This week is a big week for Star Wars fans: Not only is it Star Wars Celebration, but throughout the week, we can expect to see footage of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, hear all the latest news about Star Wars: Rebels season four, as well as get our first look at Star Wars: Battlefront II.
Exciting, right? Right. Well, originally the teaser was supposed to appear during the game’s panel this Saturday; however, if you’re one of the people who just could not wait to get a glimpse of the upcoming game, fear not, for the teaser has been leaked online. Shocking right?
The trailer, which we will show you in a moment features characters new and old, as well as a myriad of locations that I’m sure you will recognise. Air-battles, ground assaults and, wait, is that space battles I see?! It is! Okay, so now I’m super excited. Not only will this game span both the prequel and original trilogy, but players will also get the chance to experience the world of the sequels.
We are treated to brief glimpses of a number of fan favourite characters from the various Star Wars movies. Do you want to see Yoda in this game? How about Darth Maul? Kylo Ren? Rey? Fear not, Battlefront II has you covered. Naturally, the game will feature many more heroes, villains, and all those in between, but it is yet to be confirmed which of the many legends of Star Wars will not only appear, but actually be playable (c’moooon IG-88!). Of course, it’s not only the characters that make Star Wars what it is, we must also remember the planets. Battlefront II will span a great many worlds, from Naboo to Hoth, from Endor to
Ilum Starkiller Base. Personally, I’m hoping for Kashyyyk. Ooh, no scratch that. I want a ground-to-air-battle over Coruscant. Can you imagine?
Finally, this trailer gives us our first look at the single player campaign and what appears to be our central protagonist. Not much is known about this particular aspect of the game at this point, but from the trailer, we can ascertain that it is set, at least partly, after the Battle of Endor and players will be taking control of an Imperial. What the story involves, or where it will lead is yet to be seen.
Star Wars: Battlefront II is expected to be released sometime late this year on the PC, PS4, and XBox One.