With the November 17 release just a few weeks away, Electronic Arts debuted the launch trailer for their highly-anticipated video game Star Wars Battlefront. This trailer reveals brand new gameplay footage, featuring iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Darth Vader, and familiar locations such as Hoth, Endor and Tatooine, along with the previously-unexplored planet of Sullust. 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 for Star Wars: The Force Awakens 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Star Wars Battlefront will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC formats starting November 17, just in time for 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. As we count down the days until the release of Star Wars Battlefront, check out the new launch trailer, which features an epic fight between Han Solo and Darth Vader, while Princess Leia fends off a rocket-blasting Boba Fett!