Whoever’s responsible for this particular blunder is bound to be getting a stern telling off this morning, as an official EA Twitter account mistakenly posted the first cinematic trailer for the franchise-spanning Star Wars Battlefront II. As ever, the internet never forgets even the slightest of transgressions, and so – until it gets pulled – you can check out the video below. There’s also a backup link here.
As you can see, it features content that spans the entire film series, from Darth Maul’s dual-bladed appearance through to the latest films, with Rey depicted sprinting through the forest. Not only that, but the title card notes that pre-orders will get you access to heroes from the upcoming film Star Wars : The Last Jedi.
However, what’s perhaps even more tantalising is what this might tell us about the single player content in the game. After the criticism the first game faced for lacking single player, EA pledged long ago to include a solo story in Battlefront II. The teaser trailer mentions “The untold soldier’s story” and sees a female Imperial soldier witnessing the timely demise of the second Death Star. It would seem that, alongside her narration, the game’s campaign will depict more of the battles in that nebulous period of time that the film series has necessarily glossed over.