EA has released a trailer showing space battles for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II, giving us a glimpse of what’s to come in two months’ time.
Space battles were much sought after in Battlefront 2, as many felt they should have been included in the 2015 original. It was announced during the EA’s initial reveal of the game that they would be making a return, but not much information has been released since. Until now. You can watch the full trailer EA just released below.
The Starfighter Assault footage shows space battles taking place in several different maps: The Unknown Regions, Endor, Fondor, Ryloth, and Kamino. We also catch a glimpse of ships being flown by different heroes and villains, including Darth Maul, Darth Vader, and Yoda. Most are regular ships, but the Millennium Falcon and Slave I both make appearances. This isn’t a gameplay trailer, though, so just how much of this will be playable when the game actually releases is unclear.
EA is obviously taking space battle gameplay seriously, as they’re being developed by Criterion, developer of Burnout and Battlefront’s Rogue One VR mission. Hopefully they can live up to expectation.
One feature that space battles will lack is the ability to move from ground warfare to space warfare or vice versa; instead, space battles will remain just that. Still, being able to battle in sci-fi’s most iconic of space ships among the greatest heroes and villains is an exciting prospect.
Star Wars: Battlefront II launches on 17th November 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, though the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition will give players access to the game three days early. An open beta across all platform is running between 6-9 October.
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