A few days ago we got a first glimpse at Star Wars Battlefront II thanks to a leaked trailer, which confirmed a single player campaign and a representation of all eras. Today at Star Wars Celebration EA released a more extensive trailer as well as details about the upcoming sequel, including a release date of November 17th. Before we get to the details have a look at the trailer.
The single player campaign will put players in the boots of Iden Versio, commander of Inferno Squad. The squad is a special forces unit of the Empire and witnesses the destruction of the second Death Star while fighting on Endor. Her motivation going forward is to avenge the attack on the Empire. Iden’s story will span 30 years and have her face more iconic characters of the Star Wars saga. Furthermore the events of this campaign will be canon to the wider Star Wars universe.
Of course Battlefront II has a major focus on multiplayer too and it appears DICE and EA have listened to some of the criticisms of the last Battlefront. First and foremost Battlefront II will feature space battles, allowing players to try and take down capital ships and fly through asteroid fields. These battles will support up to 24 players.
On the ground matches will host up to 40 players, and there will be some customisation options. Players will be able to select the abilities and choose from various options from a progression system, with this being available for heroes, troopers, and starfighters. If you fancy playing offline you can do so in two player split screen mode, though this will not be available on PC.
Those who pre-order Battlefront II will get in game rewards focused on The Last Jedi, as well as early access to the game. The wording isn’t clear but the assumption is a beta before the full release. Star Wars Battlefront II will be available on PS4, Xbox One. and PC.