A new trailer has been released for Star Wars: Battlefront II that I think Star Wars fans are going to love. It's an incredibly fun live-action promo called "Rivalry" that really taps into our nostalgic emotions. It centers on a couple of Star Wars fans who take their Star Wars fandom to seriously epic levels as they try to outdo each other over the course of their lives. It starts with their Star Wars rivalry starting as kids and follows them into adulthood as they meet each other on the battlefield of the Star Wars: Battlefront II. It's actually pretty damn charming watching their rivalry escalate. I think many of us can relate to it in a way because I have life-long friends who I will definitely be playing Star Wars: Battlefront II with when it's released.
The game will bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. One of the main characters in the game is Iden Versio played by Janina Gavankar (True Blood) who is a commander of the Inferno Squad, which is an elite Imperial special forces group, who have vowed revenge on the rebels after witnessing the destruction of the second Death Star. According to the story, which was approved by the Lucasfilm story group and is canon, Palpatine has safeguards in place if he were to die, these safeguards were instructions on how the Empire should continue to be run.
I love that we are really going to get to see the inner workings of the Empire in this game. Star Wars Battlefront II will be available worldwide on November 17, 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC.
Here are some additional details for the game:
Featuring new characters created by Motive in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm, the Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign will deliver a new exciting story to the Star Wars universe. Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space. In addition to Iden, players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign.
In addition to the all-new single player campaign, the team at DICE is evolving the game’s multiplayer to become the ultimate Star Wars battleground. With modes supporting up to 40 players, Star Wars Battlefront II takes fans through a wide range of iconic locations from all three eras: prequel, classic and new trilogy, including new in-game locations such as Yavin 4’s jungle canopies, the spaceport town of Mos Eisley, and Starkiller Base. Players can choose from an array of land and air vehicles and master their own hero’s journey, with customizable character progression across heroes, villains, troopers and starfighters.
As one of the most requested fan modes, galactic-scale space combat is also brought to life in Star Wars Battlefront II. Criterion, with a deep history of creating some of gaming’s fastest and intuitive vehicles, has built space combat from the ground up with refined handling, weapons, and customization options. Players can drop into the cockpit of the galaxy’s most iconic ships, weave between asteroid fields and fly through imperial dockyards in high stakes dogfights.