Electronic Arts has just revealed a gameplay trailer for Starfighter Assault in Star Wars Battlefront 2, the sequel to EA’s Star Wars Battlefront game released a couple years ago. The trailer shows epic space battles taking place in the universe’s various spacecraft, as well as some brief looks at characters including a major Jedi and Sith.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 has been a long work-in-progress, and its release is nearly upon us. With only a couple months remaining, EA has launched pre-orders for the title and made some substantial revelations about the game, including the inclusion of some major Star Wars characters including Darth Maul and Yoda. Both are featured piloting spacecraft in the gameplay trailer below.
The game won’t be available until November 17; it’ll be launching on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Ahead of that, though, will be an early release on November 14 for those who pre-order ‘Battlefront II.’ The pre-order comes with other various perks, including immediate access to Yoda’s “epic lightsaber mastery,” plus “The Last Jedi” Heroes pack that includes exclusive Rey and Kylo Ren outfits and half a dozen Star Cards.
Those Star Cards include a Power Reach and Solid Freeze for Kylo Ren and Deep Mind/Far Sight for Rey. Starfighters will also get ‘enhanced auxiliary power’ plus an update to a First Order ship. The game’s Deluxe Edition is priced at $79.99 USD.
EA has promised some big changes that will differentiate Battlefront II from the original title, which, while great in many ways, was a frustration for fans. The original game doesn’t feature any sort of campaign gameplay, the experience can be heavily fractured at times due to many players’ lack of access to the DLC maps, it becomes readily apparent that the firearms are all mostly the same, and some of the maps are very poorly thought out.
First and foremost, EA has said that the Battlefront sequel will contain a single-player campaign, addressing one of the biggest complaints surrounding the original title. The game will also feature various classes of characters from which the players can choose, such as infantry or specialists. Customization will be greater, and there will also be a major change to how players take on the role heroes or villains, namely the use of battle points collected during gameplay.