Since Disney took over all rights to Star Wars and rather upsettingly binned the fantastic looking 1313, we've all been eagerly awaiting news on the next star wars game to grace our consoles. After EA cemented a 10 year deal with Disney to handle all duties, BattleFront is the first title that sprang to my mind as something that the gaming titan could easily work wonders with.
Well, today we have a full on, brand new trailer thats been revealed and it looks fantastic!
Hardly able to control my shaking hands as I type this post, I'll give you some details first.
DICE general manager Patrick Bach, speaking today with Eurogamer, explained that Star Wars: Battlefront will not be featuring a campaign, instead opting for "crafted missions". Said missions can be completed solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or cooperatively online.
Switching from first to third person will be possible, as well as customising your characters gear, weapons and abilities. No chance of turning the Fett bright blue then!
with a cap of 40 players, battles feature Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire forces with Hoth, Tatooine and Sullust all featuring in the game. You can play as Boba Fett and Darth Vader too!
Design director Niklas Fegraeus is quoted as saying:
"You can storm in as the Dark Lord himself. You can wield a lightsaber. You can Force choke the rebel scum, which is fun. Basically, you are the boss of the battle. This means that you, as Vader, can lead your team to victory - if you play well."
Stepping into the shoes of a fighter pilot is entirely possible too with TIE Fighters, X-wings and the Millennium Falcon all up for a play around, although how the space combat works in regards to ground battles is unclear at the moment.
Thankfully a split screen mode will also be included, with both players able to share experience and unlocks while spawning at the same spot.
So when's it out I hear you cry. Well, Battlefront will be heading to the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on November 20th this year for us UK folk!
If you're excited enough already to place a pre-order, the first slice of inevitable DLC will be yours on December 1st, a whole week early! With the rest of the world getting this free DLC on December 8th.
Titled the Battle of Jakku, heres the official run down:
"The pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Now, set your peepers on the new trailer below!