Last week, during Star Wars Celebration, the first trailer was revealed for the highly-anticipated video game Star Wars: Battlefront, which will be available for purchase on November 17. DICE and LucasFilm have teamed up with GameStop for a slate of new behind-the-scenes videos entitled Developer Series, with the first installment debuting today. The video includes new footage from the game, plus interviews with artists at DICE who are creating the game.
Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite TM game engine, Star Wars Battlefront will deliver an incredibly authentic and immersive interactive entertainment experience featuring photorealistic visuals and epic action in iconic Star Wars TM locations. 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. Check out the video below, and stay tuned for more from this Developer Series in the weeks and months ahead.