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Gaming News:Star Wars Battlefront Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

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The curtain has fallen. EA and DICE unveiled the first substantial trailer for the next-gen reboot of the beloved franchise. 

 

Players will be able to battle across the Galaxy on planets like Hoth, Endor, Tatooine, and Sullust. Like previous games in the Star Wars Battlefront series, expect to be able to pilot a variety of vehicles running the gamut from speederbikes to AT-ATs. Another returning feature will be the ability to take on the role of powerful figures in the Star Wars universe, like Darth Vader or Boba Fett. 

 

Players will be able to swap between 3rd and 1st-person perspectives while fighting as either the Republic or the Empire in online multiplayer supporting up to 40 players or offline in single player or co-op through a crafted series of missions.

 

 

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like there will be space combat maps like in Battlefront 2, but there is always hope for post-release additions through DLC. Even though space combat appears to be off the table for now, players will still be able to get their TIE fighter fix. Spacecraft like the X-wings, Y-wings, and even the Millenium Falcon will be able to take to the skies and dogfight for aerial supremacy. 

 

“Like so many others around the world, everyone at DICE is a tremendous fan of the Star Wars universe,” said Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, senior producer of Star Wars Battlefront. “To be working on a Star Wars project and knowing we are helping to represent the universe we love to our generation and a legion of new Star Wars fans is truly an honor. Thanks to the access and knowledge shared with us by Lucasfilm, and the passion and talent of our team, we plan to deliver an amazing game that puts you right in the middle of the Star Wars battles you always imagined playing.”

 

DICE is even offering a tantalizing pre-order bonus for hardcore Star Wars fans: Early access to the Battle of Jakku, an important battle that occurs after the Battle of Endor and precedes the events of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Those that pre-order will be able to play on the two maps set on Jakku come December 1st, while those that don't pre-order will have to wait for the conflict to unlock for free on December 8th.

 

Star Wars Battlefront is slated for release on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

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