‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Unveiled by DICE

After being announced last year with a CGI trailer, fans of the series finally get a proper Battlefront reveal

At this year’s Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, fans of the beloved sci-fi franchise were given a chance to bask in the glory of new projects. Yesterday, a panel was held with the cast and crew of The Force Awakens and a new trailer was released! Today, Star Wars Battlefront was finally given a full-length trailer after its announcement last year. After nearly a decade of cancelations and setbacks, the franchise popularized by the now-liquidated Pandemic Studios has been revived by EA and Battlefield developer DICE.

Check out today’s full reveal trailer:

As the video mentions, the trailer for Battlefront is running in engine and is not actual gameplay. The majority of the trailer takes place on the planet of Endor – a place Star Wars fans are all-too-familiar with. Additionally, it seems hero and villain playable characters appear to be making a return as power players on the battlefield.  As shown in the lifestream, Battlefront seems to be sponsored by PlayStation. The degree of that partnership has not yet been specified, but expect more details to poke around in the next few days and weeks.

Earlier today, Gamespot gave a brief overview of the first Battlefront Details which I’ll share here:

  • Multiplayer battles for up to 40 players pitting the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire
  • Locations such as Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, and Sullust
  • Playable characters include Darth Vader and Boba Fett
  • Players can traverse the game on foot or speeder bikes, or even an AT-AT
  • You can even fly TIE Fighters, X-Wings, or the Millennium Falcon
  • Will offer a free DLC level called “Battle of Jakku” due to launch in early December. This content is based on the upcoming movie, Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Additionally, while describing a closed-door demo press demo, Game Informer revealed that the game allows players to swap from traditional third-person to first-person view at any time – calming long time fans who were concerned the game would simply be a Battlefield re-skin. On top of that, PC Gamer revealed that they noticed there isn’t an ‘aim-down-site’ feature similar to Pandemic’s game.

Earlier this week, Dice unveiled the first screenshot of the game

An imperial sharpshooter riding a speeder on what appears to be the planet Endor.
An Imperial sharpshooter riding a speeder on what appears to be the planet Endor.

On top of that, DICE has confirmed through the Associated Press that the leaked November 17th release date found on Battlefront‘s source code is in fact accurate.

Star Wars fans and gamers alike can blast rebel scum once again when Battlefront launches this November on PC, Xbox One and Ps4.

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