The marooned Star Destroyer half buried in sand was one of the most extraordinary images from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Until then, the vessel had only been seen gliding above planets, a razor sharp juggernaut that specialized in overpowering inferior ships. Now, Electronic Arts is providing a first look at the battle which took place after one crashed-landed on a desert planet following the Rebels' victory at Endor. This image from the Battle of Jakku is the first of two pieces of promo art from the upcoming video game Star Wars Battlefront, arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 17.
The Battle of Jakku will be one of several locations featured in Star Wars Battlefront, and the images below show that the conflict which once engulfed the galaxy remains alive and well. From the smoldering wreckage of the fallen giant to the X-wing being used as cover during a firefight between Rebel and Imperial troops, things haven't really calmed down after Return of the Jedi. Star Wars gamers won't be disappointed.
Star Wars Battlefront will allow fans to live out a wide range of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own - firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on some of the most iconic planets in the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers will be able to play as some of the most memorable characters in the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Star Wars Battlefront will feature a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or co-operatively online.
Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will 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 on 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 starting on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8, 2015.
Along with the Battle of Jakku artwork, we also have the official game artwork for the XBox One and PS4, along with more artwork featuring Darth Vader and more battle scenes from this highly-anticipated video game. Will you be picking up this highly-anticipated video game this November, before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18? Let us know what you think after checking out the concept art.