As fans eagerly await the Star Wars Battlefront video game's release on November 17, Sony Playstation is getting everyone ready by debuting a new trailer that brings the action right into our world. The 60-second trailer shows an office worker reminiscing about his fond Star Wars memories, when R2-D2's X-Wing pays him a visit at the office, transporting straight him into battle. While this video is heavy on nostalgia, which will surely have fans thinking back to their favorite Star Wars moments, we also get a sneak peek at the Battle of Hoth level in the game.
Star Wars: Battlefront was first unveiled during the D23 Expo in April, where fans got to see the first trailer. It has already been confirmed that this video game will lead into Star Wars: The Force Awakens, showcasing the Battle of Jakku, a desert planet that will be featured in the highly-anticipated movie. The second trailer released in April showcased a massive Imperial Star Destroyer crashed in the Jakku desert, and this video game level will show how that happened, serving as a direct prequel to the movie.
Combining an unprecedented collaboration with Lucasfilm and the award-winning Frostbite 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 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.
The game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC formats starting November 17, which will surely make this game one of the hottest items during the Christmas shopping season. Just one month later, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will hit theaters nationwide, which is expected to break box office records in just a few short months. Given the massive fan base for Star Wars, it's possible that Star Wars Battlefront could set some video game sales records of its own, but we'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, check out this new trailer that brings the Star Wars Battlefront action into our world.