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At Star Wars Celebration today, EA announced that Star Wars Battlefront II will be released worldwide on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17 and is now available for pre-order.

Battlefront II’s campaign will take place in the 30-year period between the end of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The story will follow protagonist Iden Versio, who leads an elite Imperial unit called Inferno Squad, and players will get the chance to play as well-known characters like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign.

According to EA, the campaign is developed by former Assassin’s Creed producer and Ubisoft Toronto head Jade Raymond’s Motive studio, and new characters have been created “in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm.” On stage at Celebration, Lucasfilm confirmed that Battlefront II's story will be canon within the Star Wars universe.

Battlefront II’s multiplayer, meanwhile, is once again developed by DICE, who developed the first game. Battlefront II’s multiplayer will span all three eras of Star Wars films and will have playable heroes and villains including Rey, Luke, Yoda, Darth Maul, and more. Modes will support up to 40 players, and maps announced so far include Yavin 4, Mos Eisley, and Starkiller Base.

Space battles will also return, and are in development by Criterion, who previously worked on the Burnout franchise as well as the X-Wing VR experience in the first Battlefront. EA says Battlefront II offers “high stakes dogfights” and with land and air vehicles, and players will be able to pilot ships including a First Order TIE Fighter, the Millennium Falcon, and more.

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Say what you want about the first game, it was a great SW game. I am still playing it. Can't wait for this one.
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I hope the campaign is just as long as the Battlefront 2 (OG) campaign with similar narrative perspective.

That in itself would likely entice me to pick the game up as long as it's reasonably priced and they drop this pay-2-win crap they've started with.
I only didn't get the new Battlefront because of a distinct lack of single player campaign along with knowing that the PC community population would likely drop sharply so multiplayer only for that price was not particularly justifiable.
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I hope the campaign is just as long as the Battlefront 2 (OG) campaign with similar narrative perspective.

That in itself would likely entice me to pick the game up as long as it's reasonably priced and they drop this pay-2-win crap they've started with.
I only didn't get the new Battlefront because of a distinct lack of single player campaign along with knowing that the PC community would likely drop sharply so multiplayer only for that price was not particularly justifiable.

Grab it now. Its like 10 bucks. The multi community at least for vanilla games is still there. Hack if you get Origin Access (25 bucks per year) you get to play Battlefront for free.

Yeah I wish there was a good STORY campaing but oh well.
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Graphics Look Great- however wish they avoided the Farce Awakens Universe altogether. Disneyfied Crap.
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Graphics Look Great- however wish they avoided the Farce Awakens Universe altogether. Disneyfied Crap.

A few seconds of game engine footage, the rest cutscenes...never a good sign. Not to mention the community for the last game dropped off by half in a matter of months.
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I actually enjoyed the first one quite a bit, may grab this if it's got a good story.
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I actually enjoyed the first one quite a bit, may grab this if it's got a good story.

I played several matches today on the first game. Still so much fun. Just have to find the best weapon for your style and have a 144hz screen lol biggrin.gif
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A few seconds of game engine footage, the rest cutscenes...never a good sign. Not to mention the community for the last game dropped off by half in a matter of months.

I'm gonna stay vigilant, but in regards to the looks the first game turned out to be what in my opinion was one of if not the best looking game graphically of the year so I can't imagine them taking steps back on that front. What I'm most cautious of is the amount of content in game, as the first one was too simplified and stripped down. I'd attribute this to being why the community died so quickly.

Watched the live announcement and they hit all the right notes - Soldier classes, mounted combat, space combat, character advancement (yet to have more detail) and possibly my favorite, is the inclusion of a single player story mode. If they implement these features correctly, I can definitely see this game being a great purchase, but it all depends on how they do this.
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Another soon to be EA cash in. Shame they missed the mark with the first one by ditching the most interesting aspects of the original SWBF game.
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