Mark your calendars, Star Wars fans. Publisher EA has officially announced Star Wars Battlefront II, the sequel to 2015's Star Wars Battlefront that saw financial success (over 13 million copies sold) but was blasted with criticisms.
The first official trailer will be shown at Star Wars Celebration on April 15 by developers from DICE, Criterion, and Motive during the "Galaxywide Premiere of Star Wars Battlefront II" panel. It's set to start at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PT). If you won't be able to attend the annual event, you can still catch the announcement via live stream. Praise, The Force.
Plans for a Battlefront sequel has been known for a while (way back in 2015, actually). And over the past year, EA hasn't shied away from discussing the sequel, offering a few details regarding the existence of a single-player campaign and the inclusion of lots of new characters from newer Star Wars movies. But this is the first time that EA has officially confirmed Battlefront II.
Confusingly, the rebooted Battlefront series also shares the same title pattern of the first duology released on PS2, Xbox, and PC. The original games were titled Star Wars: Battlefront and Star Wars: Battlefront II. Very creative, EA. It's the colon, in case you're having trouble picking up the difference.
Aside from a well-developed single-player campaign, hopefully the sequel will also feature an abundance of space dogfights to get our Rebel/Resistance spirits into overdrive. Sadly, characters from 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens likely won't be available at launch. It's pretty much guaranteed that Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren and an older version of his dad, Han Solo, whom he murdered in The Force Awakens, will arrive via DLC. Let's hope that TR-8R also makes an appearance. You know, that badass Stormtrooper who beat Finn's ass in Takodana.
Battlefront II is set to arrive this Fall before the eighth installment in the main Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, opens in theaters. Like its predecessor, it will likely be on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Electronic Arts