As we all anxiously await the theatrical release of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens later this December, the good folks at EA have officially made the month long wait for the film at least a little bit easier for fans with the release of the highly-anticipated, Star Wars Battlefront. Reactions to the game’s beta a few weeks ago seemed to be mostly positive, and for fans looking for a way to immerse themselves in the Star Wars world that doesn’t involve leaving their homes, it looks like Battlefront might just be the answer to your prayers as the game throws players into the middle of some of the most famous battles in the Galaxy’s history.
The promotional campaign for the game has been pretty stellar up to this point, with the reveal of new characters to the line-up and one commercial in particular tugging on the heartstrings of anyone out there who’s known what it’s like to truly be a fan.
However, the game will come with more than just crazy, action-filled nostalgia as it will feature a level set entirely during the Battle of Jakku – the newest desert planet in The Force Awakens that looks a lot like Tatooine, but isn’t Tatooine – and will allow players to navigate their way through the war zone that resulted gave us the crashed Star Destroyer we see Rey scavenging through in the final trailer. In anticipation for the game’s release soon too, EA has officially debuted a new trailer promoting the Jakku level that makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the highly-mysterious battle.
Check out the new trailer below:
Set 29 years before the events of The Force Awakens, it doesn’t look like the level itself will reveal any new plot details or information regarding the film, as much as it will provide some much-needed context about how fiercely the war between the Rebels and the Empire raged on following Return of the Jedi, and some of the history surrounding what we think is the home planet of our lead heroine in The Force Awakens. For those of you worried that you might have to pay more for the level too can let out a sigh of relief, as The Battle of Jakku will be made available to the public for free on December 8th… but will become open a week earlier to anyone out there who pre-ordered the game… because perks I guess.
Star Wars Battlefront will be available on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on November 17th.
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