EA announces Star Wars Battlefront II
This weekend at Star Wars Celebration, EA and DICE officially announced Star Wars Battlefront II and revealed that the game would include a single player campaign set shortly after the destruction of the second death star.
The Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign will deliver a new exciting story to the Star Wars universe. Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite Special Forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space. In addition to Iden, players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign.
Of course, Star Wars Battlefront II will feature an up to 40 player multiplayer mode, with the game taking place in a wide range of locations from all three eras: prequel, classic and new trilogy. The multiplayer mode will also feature a class-based system, the ability to control iconic characters from all three eras, and a wide variety of land and air vehicles to control.
Besides ground combat, Battlefront II will launch with up to 24-player space battle multiplayer mode. For this mode, developers have built space combat from the ground up with refined handling, weapons and customisation options, which should make for an enjoyable multiplayer experience. Just like the ground battles, there will be iconic figures for you to control, two of which are the Millennium Falcon and Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing.
As previously, stated players will be able to control iconic characters from the Star Wars universe. The heroes and villains in Battlefront II will like the locations be spread across all three eras controllable characters include Kylo Ren, Rey, Darth Maul and Yoda.
For those who like to play with friends, the console version of Star Wars: Battlefront II will feature up to two player split-screen co-op. There is no official word if the game will support online co-op.
Finally, since the game will feature a class-based system, players will be able to tailor unique abilities for each hero, trooper and starfighter to gain the upper hand in battles with Battlefront II’s new progression system. There is no word on how the system will work, but let’s hope it means that DICE are ditching the card-based system in their first Battlefront game.
For more information on Star Wars Battlefront II, visit https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2.