While we're getting a brand new army of Stormtroopers in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, who have been completely redesigned as part of the First Order, LucasFilm has not retired the classic armor that first debut on the big screen in 1977's Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. The iconic white soldiers play an important role in the ongoing Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels, and they'll show back up on the big screen in 2016's Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. But before that happens, video game fans will get to play as the classic Stormtrooper in Star Wars Battlefront. A new poster has arrived for this impending release coming this fall. It shows one of the Galactic Empire servants being dropped into war, as an AT-AT and an Imperial Star Destroyer hang out in the background.
DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, and Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars Battlefront will be released beginning November 17, 2015 in North America (November 19 in Europe) as the first full-length trailer for this highly anticipated title premiered to thousands of fans at Star Wars Celebration. 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. See how this comes to life in-engine by experiencing the newest trailer for Star Wars Battlefront below. Here's what Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, Senior Producer of Star Wars Battlefront, had to say in a statement.
"Like so many others around the world, everyone at DICE is a tremendous fan of the Star Wars universe. To be working on a Star Wars project and knowing we are helping to represent the universe we love to our generation and a legion of new Star Wars fans is truly an honor. Thanks to the access and knowledge shared with us by Lucasfilm, and the passion and talent of our team, we plan to deliver an amazing game that puts you right in the middle of the Star Wars battles you always imagined playing."
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.
Star Wars Battlefront will be available in North America on November 17 and starting November 19 in Europe for the PlayStationې computer entertainment system, Xbox One™, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and on Origin™ for PC. To join the Star Wars Battlefront conversation please visit Facebook.com/EAStarWars, follow us on Twitter at @EAStarWars or sign up for the official EA Star Wars newsletter at StarWars.EA.com/Newsletter. Take a look at the new poster along with the Star Wars Battlefront trailer that debuted at Star Wars Celebration 2015.