While not necessarily a bad game, the reboot of Star Wars Battlefront from 2015 always felt a bit hollow. It had all the frenetic action fans expected from a DICE shooter, unfortunately, the content, or lack there off, did seem to burn many fans, including myself. With the official unveiling of Star Wars Battlefront II looks to address those complaints in a very big way.
Right out of the gate, the trailer addresses on of the biggest omissions from the first game, a single-player campaign. But instead of playing from the perspective of the typical “heroes” of the series, the story will be an Imperial-centric story. It will follow Iden Versio and Inferno Squad, an Imperial spec-ops team, following the Battle of Endor and their battle to avenge Emperor Palpatine. This story will tie in with the upcoming novel, Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, which will focus on the formation of the team after A New Hope. A few of the developers and authors went more into the story during a panel for the game at Star Wars Celebration, saying that the story will continue all the way up to The Force Awakens.
That wasn’t all that the trailer revealed. While there will be more of the original trilogy material in the game, Battlefront II will also include battles and heroes from the prequels and new trilogies as well. This was teased with quick glimpses of Darth Maul, Yoda, Rey, and Kylo Ren, which gets the message across pretty clear. They also teased some of the locations to be featured like Tatooine, Hoth, Naboo, and Starkiller Base. More was teased during the panel itself, with concept art showing off prequel era battles, with several pieces showing off Kamino during the Clone Wars.
If DICE and EA was looking to make up for the complaints about 2015’s Battlefront, this trailer shows their going in the right direction. Hopefully, as we see more of the game, EA will highlight just how much they worked to improve the game. Star Wars Battlefront II will be available on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on November 17, 2017.