Star Wars: Battlefront Screenshots, Trailer and Release Date

Since it's teaser during E3 2014, the world has waited with bated breath for any more information on the new Star Wars: Battlefront game. This past week has proven to be bountiful for all Star Wars fans. Battlefront has gotten a trailer, screenshots and release date, which coincides with the digital launch of the Star Wars movies.

The game itself has very little known about it, but here is what we can confirm as of today. There can be full on battles between the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire for up to 40 players.

But in a bold move, the game won't feature a campaign mode, but will instead include crafted missions for solo, split-screen or online co-op play. Overall, the focus will be primarily upon the multiplayer experience. 

You'll also be able to switch between first-person and third-person perspectives on-the-fly.

As well as Endor, you can expect to visit the icy Hoth, the deserts of Tatooine and even the lava planet of Sullust (referred to in Return of the Jedi). The best players in a match will also have the chance to let loose as iconic Star Wars characters, including Darth Vader and Boba Fett.

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.
— Niklas Fegraeus, Design Director

Vehicles will also play a pivotal role as always, with AT-ATs, snow speeders, X-wings, TIE Fighters and the Millenium Falcon.

We wanted it to feel authentic to this universe. You can get into these vehicles, from speeder bikes to X-wings, TIE fighters, AT-STs, AT-ATs. There’s a wide range of vehicles that we wanted to realise. The difficulty with a game is that they need to be balanced with the troops on the ground.
— Patrick Bach, Executive Producer

A free DLC level set on the desert planet of Jakku, shown in trailers, will also be available for Star Wars Battlefront, as part of the 'Battle of Jakku' expansion.

You never get to see it in the new movie, so it was this brilliant opportunity to recreate the Battle of Jakku, which you only see the remnants of in the movie. In the game, you actually get to play the Battle of Jakku. It’s the same place from the new movie but 30 years earlier.
— Patrick Bach, Executive Producer

Pre-order Star Wars: Battlefront and on December 1st, 2015, be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet in 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.  Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one week early.  All other players will get access to this content on December 8th, 2015.

KEY FEATURES 

  • Learn what happened at the Battle of Jakku, which precedes the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • 2 maps set on the all-new planet of Jakku
  • 7 days early access for those who pre-order Star Wars™ Battlefront™
  • Available as a free† download to all players on December 8th, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront is out for Xbox One, PS4 and PC from 17th November 2015. It will be followed by Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Two weeks later on 18th December. The trailer can be seen below, and the screenshots are below that.