New 'Star Wars: Battlefront' trailer, release date, first details revealed
After more than a year of teases, Star Wars: Battlefront news has finally come to light at Star Wars Celebration—including a first look at the game in action.
Battlefront, which continues the long-dormant Star Wars video game franchise, will be released by EA from DICE on Nov. 17 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The Battlefront series had two earlier entries. The latest title continues in the spirit of recreating epic encounters seen and referenced in the Star Wars films, allowing players to fight as both nameless and key figures from the franchise.
The game, as revealed to IGN, will not have a traditional single player campaign, but will instead place the brunt of its focus on multiplayer battles in famous Star Wars locales. There will be several short missions that can be played alone or in a cooperative mode; more about those missions will be revealed in June at E3.
The game’s focus appears to be on the original trilogy; it will not currently allow players to play through any prequel-era battles. There will be a free downloadable planet to play on after launch, though, that will bring the game into The Force Awakens territory. Newly-revealed planet Jakku will be available to all players on Dec. 8 and will bridge the gap betwen Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens by allowing players to fight through The Battle of Jakku.
Watch the newly revealed trailer below.
Star Wars: Battlefront