In time with the Star Wars: The Force Awakens film trailer, we have a reveal trailer for the Star Wars Battlefront game. Developed by DICE and published by EA the game is hoping to bring an authentic and enjoyable experience to fans both old and new.
In a recent press release Sigurlina Ingvarsdottir, Senior Producer of Star Wars Battlefront, had this to say:
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.
During the game you will use some of the most iconic weapons and vehicles to appear in the Star Wars universe – speeders, AT-ATs, TIE fighters and of course the Millennium Falcon. You’ll be wielding blasters, though there is no mention of Lightsabers, I imagine they’re likely to feature as well.
The press release also notes the game modes, characters and locations involved:
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.
And as is now mandatory (apparently), there is a pre-order incentive too:
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.
So you get access to Battle of Jakku a week early, a little bonus for those that already intend on securing a copy day one… but not really a must have, though it’s nice to know upfront the content will be there for everyone in time.
Don’t forget to watch the reveal below.