The new footage also stars new female protagonist Iden Versio, who is an Imperial commander in the Inferno Squad.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Gameplay, Finn and Captain Phasma DLC Confirmed
During its E3 2017 press conference, EA showcased the very first Star Wars Battlefront 2 gameplay trailer. The footage sees a huge battle including clone troopers, stormtroopers, a giant tank and there’s some aerial gameplay too. It’s about as explosive and as bombastic as one could expect from a trailer for a first-person shooting game.
It also stars several famous faces from the Star Wars movie franchise, along with brand new female character Iden Versio. Rey (one of the leads of The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi) is seen wielding a lightsaber, Darth Maul also shows up to take out some troopers and Yoda’s there looking menacing as well. Iden appears in a cutscene towards the end as she gets an “unusual” next assignment, but footage of this mission is not available to the public (though it was shown off behind closed doors).
In multiplayer hands-on sessions at EA PLAY, there was even more over-the-top action as YouTubers and streamers got to play the game for themselves. In the video above, Darth Maul is said to be the most menacing, Rey may be a little underpowered, the Boba Fett and the droid have great “survivability” apparently and Han Solo’s weapons look like great fun. The aerial combat seems likely to cause motion sickness, though, but hopefully the developers will tweak this before release.
Promisingly, Rey, Iden and co. won’t be the only palyable characters when Star Wars Battlefront 2 launches later this year. Finn and Captain Phasma will both be added post-launch and will be available for free to all players. In fact, all Battlefront 2 DLC will be free of charge though the game will have loot crates and microtransactions.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be released on November 17 on Windows PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
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