During Electronic Arts' press briefing at Gamescom earlier today, the video game company revealed a new Battle Squadron Mode trailer for their highly-anticipated game Star Wars Battlefront, debuting on November 17. In Fighter Squadron you'll jump into the iconic ships of the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire. Behind the sticks of X-wings, A-wings, TIE fighters, and TIE Interceptors you'll engage in aerial battles with up to 20 players. AI-controlled ships join the battles, giving players an intense, action-packed experience.
Your team's objective is to destroy more fighters than the other team. If your team reaches the score limit of 200 kills or has the most kills when the time limit is over, your side wins! But there's more than dogfights to worry about. As transport shuttles are being utilized by both the Rebels and Imperials, your job will be to either attack the other team's shuttle or keep yours out of harm's way. Expect intense fights over the transport shuttles and earn bonus points if you "take care" of them as your objective directs.
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.
In addition to the trailer, we also have a six-minute video with EA's full Gamescom presentation for Star Wars Battlefront. This game will not only serve as a fantastic Christmas present for any Star Wars fan, but it will also get fans ready for the highly-anticipated movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, arriving in theaters December 18. While we wait for more details on the game, check out the trailer and the full Gamescom presentation.