Geekery: Action Packed Battlefront II Trailer

You’ll need to take a few days off for this one – there’s a lot to see in the latest installment.

The missions cover the entirety of the franchise’s timeline, and you’ll be able to command various characters from each era – like Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker.

If you’re into multiplayer: it has two epic space battles that can handle up to 24 players. Battlefront II has new ships and vehicles – you’ll finally be able to achieve your childhood dream of being a tauntaun rider. If you pre-order you can pick up costumes for Kylo Ren and Rey, a First Order TIE, a Last Jedi Millenium, Falcon, and extra heroes.

The single player campaign focuses on Iden Versio of the Inferno Squad – voiced by Janina Gavankar – and her quest to avenge the Emperor after the Death Star is destroyed over Endor. Players will follow her path as she tracks down Luke Skywalker. We’ll get a new look at the Empire, including a look at idealistic cities. The squad will get its own expanded universe novel in July, as well.

DICE has noted that the lead characters will have customization options that will distance the game from the arcade feel of its predecessor. There will also be a class system – the special editions come with upgraded versions of four trooper classes. I’m sure we’ll hear more on that as we approach the release date. Expectation is this will be the big one this Christmas.

What do you think – looking forward to this one?

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    Hopefully it is better than the last one.

    • Karru

      Fingers crossed.

      While the game was fun for like a week or two, you quickly realised it was devoid of content. The game was pretty, animations were amazing, graphics were good and the sound effects were sick. The problem was the lack of actual content. There was only a handful of maps and lacking game modes. Then there was the era restriction which was the biggest deal for many, including me. The fact that it was set only in the Galactic Civil War era was somewhat boring.

      With this, I really hope that they bring in all the things people wanted from the old games in full effect. An actual Space Battle with Fighters, Bombers and Boarding Actions and not just some “cool space map” to fight with Fighters. More vehicle combat on the ground and for the love of god, make the Assault mode better. The Attack/Defend aspect of the game was fun, but it quickly turned into boring, one sided slaughter. A good team would absolutely obliterate the defenders while attacking and stop the attack before the third objective gets activated.

      It would be more fun to see a mixture of “survival mode” and assaulting. Basically a mode where the defenders have to hold out on multiple lines, like they do now, for a period of time. They are being assaulted by heavier vehicles, like the AT-AT, but also smaller vehicles like the AT-ST that isn’t player controlled. No shields on them or anything, basically you can take down an AT-AT with concentrated fire pretty easily. Also the map would be “littered” with AI forces. Basically just grunts that die on the first hit.

      The idea is that they take their Titanfall idea of you being an elite soldier amongst regular soldiers. That way they can make the battles feel absolutely epic without having to make the servers go 64 for example.

  • ZeeLobby

    Still can’t believe galactic conquest isn’t in it… I mean that was just so cool from the older 2nd game. I do like that the single player exists though, will have to wait and see how good it is before buying.

  • I love seeing the Raider Corvette in there but I have to stress the Words of the Biscuit:
    *Don’t pre-order video games!*

    EA/DICE have burned me once too often with their games.

    • Drpx

      Lies! I’m preordering the special collector’s edition for $240 because EA is the bestest game company of all time. Trailers equal gameplay you know…

  • Big Fat Fred

    I just want a VR x wing campaign please please please please please

  • MechBattler

    NOPE. Not falling for that again.
    The first one was an over hyped, under whelming pile of blah. I see the honey trap this time EA. You can’t use nostalgia to bait your trap twice.

  • Drpx

    So, when the Emperor said his best troops were at the shield generator, where was this hyper-competent gang of BAMFs invented specifically for the Empire fanboys?

  • Fun fact: The trailer shows Palpatine’s Messenger. After his death, the red robed guy with the helmet (which doubled as a screen to show Sheev’s scarred face via a recording) initiated Palpatine’s Operation Cinder, which was basically a “burn it all down, if I can’t have it, nobody can” protocol.

    I’m expecting Inferno Squad taking part in Cinder just post-RotJ.

  • Charles Laine

    Screw this. Another female lead in a Star Wars title? WTF.