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