'Star Wars Battlefront II' Launch Trailer Shows Rey Leading Troops Into Battle

Monday, 30 October 2017 - 5:22PM
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Star Wars Battlefront
Monday, 30 October 2017 - 5:22PM
'Star Wars Battlefront II' Launch Trailer Shows Rey Leading Troops Into Battle
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As we all continue to patiently await the next installment of the Star Wars movie series, another facet of the franchise has begun to sparkle brighter and brighter.

Looking increasingly like an interactive Star Wars movie in its own right, Battlefront II is promising a lot of intense action, as its latest trailer shows off. Unlike the previous game, which focuses solely on recreating battles from the classic Star Wars trilogy, this new game teases Prequel Trilogy action with clone troopers and battle droids, as well as matches based on the currently unfolding third trilogy of main line Star Wars movies.

What's more, spotted at the beginning of this trailer, we see Rey leading several troops against incoming First Order Stormtroopers, ordering Resistance soldiers to "get ready" as she mows down waves of Finn's former coworkers. Check it out below:



It's hard not to get excited when looking at all this game is promising. Developer EA is really pushing the single-player campaign as a worthy Star Wars story in its own right, which is something that's extremely exciting to anyone who felt let down by the first game's barebones launch offerings.

The previous Battlefront game from 2015 (not the arguably more complete titles of last decade) was criticized upon launch for only featuring a small amount of content, with the rest being fleshed out slowly in the following months. EA is eager to prove that this isn't the case this time around - hence all the Rey goodness as we're told that, right off the bat, players will be able to enjoy becoming the heroes of various different Star Wars movies.

That said, EA doesn't have a lot to gain from filling this game with fancy features right from the start when the company can, instead, lock them behind paywalls or delay certain maps until they can be released later as downloadable content. Even the single player mission is unlikely to be long - EA made it clear that the company isn't interested in immersive, lengthy Star Wars single-player games when it recently shut down the Visceral Games studio which was working on an offline, story-heavy gaming adventure in the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

Battlefront II probably won't be for everyone - it won't be quite as immersive as old-school Star Wars titles like Knights of the Old Republic or the Jedi Knight games - but for those who are happy periodically swinging a lightsaber around as Rey, or embracing a shallow yet intriguing solo campaign as an Imperial soldier, there's plenty here to get excited about.

The Force is with this game. As long as it has enough content to feel satisfying, and the game isn't overly filled with microtransactions and pay-to-win loot boxes, this might just be the droid you're looking for.

Star Wars Battlefront II comes out November 17, 2017.
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