Electronic Arts (EA) announced at Star Wars Celebration that they will be releasing a sequel in the popular Star Wars Battlefront series, Star Wars Battlefront II, in November.
The new game looks to be an upgrade of the original, most notably with the addition of a full-blown single-player story. The lack of single player was the biggest critique of the original since the game had breathtaking graphics and gameplay but lacked a compelling story.
In Star Wars Battlefront II, players will follow the story of Iden Versio, the leader of a group called The Inferno Squad, who are an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire. The story takes right after the battle of Endor and, judging by the trailer, Versio and her crew look to exact revenge on the rebellion for the death of the Emperor.
My anticipation for this title is already far greater than it was for the original, almost solely because of my curiosity for the outcome of Iden Versio’s story. I am not by nature a multiplayer gamer but as a huge Star Wars fan I purchased and played the original. I was frustrated that there was not a story to immerse myself into because the world looked so beautiful. Thankfully, EA heard my (and many others’) prayers with StarWars Battlefront II.
Here is some information from the publisher:
“We wanted to create a campaign that told a story we haven’t seen before in Star Wars,” says Mark Thompson, Game Director at Motive Studios. “It was important for us to tell a new authentic story, one that gives players a brand-new perspective. By putting players in the boots of an elite member of the Imperial forces, we can show them what the battle was like from the other side.”
Players that order the Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition will not only have access to all the Star Wars: The Last Jedi inspired pre-order content, found in Star Wars Battlefront II: The Last Jedi Heroes, but can also dominate the battlefront as the ultimate Star Wars elite trooper. Deluxe Edition owners will also get a head start on the battlefront, being able to jump into the game up to three days early.
Star Wars Battlefront II will be available worldwide on November 17th, 2017 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, and on Origin for PC. Players looking to get into the game earlier can do so with the Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition starting on November 14th or through the Play First Trials on EA Access and Origin Access starting November 9th.
I cannot wait to jump into this title and hopefully like many of you this will be under the Christmas tree this holiday season.