First Star Wars Battlefront Details Emerge

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The third Star Wars Battlefront—just called Star Wars Battlefront—will be out on November 17 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4. It’ll take place during the original film trilogy and let people play as iconic characters like Boba Fett and Darth Vader, according to an AP report. It’ll also let you go to a planet from The Force Awakens—before that new movie is even out.


The AP appears to have broken an embargo on Battlefront, which press (including a Kotaku freelancer) saw yesterday during the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California. Publisher EA has touted plans to reveal a new trailer—our first real look at the upcoming Star Wars game—at 1:30pm ET today, but for now, we’ve got details on the game thanks to this report.

Says the AP:

“Battlefront” will focus on frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players portraying Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire forces. In a demonstration of the game’s multiplayer mode, a team of jetpack-equipped rebels were shown carving their way through the woodsy Endor while Stormtroopers charged at them on foot, on speeders and within walkers, including a hulking AT-AT war machine.

Sure sounds like Battlefront! According to the report, you’ll also play on Hoth, Tattooine, and other familiar Star Wars planets, as well as drive vehicles like speeder bikes and AT-ATs, because it wouldn’t be Battlefront without vehicles. EA also plans to add free downloadable content in the form of a level on Jakku, the desert planet from The Force Awakens, which will actually be playable two weeks before the movie is out in mid-December, according to the AP. Says executive producer Patrick Bach:In the game, you actually get to play the Battle of Jakku. It’s the same place from the new movie but 30 years earlier.”

Read the full report here.

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