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Star Wars: Battlefront – Everything you need to know

EA and DICE have officially revealed the first full trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront. Here it is down below.

DICE also released some new screenshots of the game.

In addition to the trailer, some other details have been announced.

First off, the new game will not have a campaign. This is going back to what the original Battlefront game had back in 2004. Instead of a story campaign, Star Wars: Battlefront will feature a series of missions, which will be playable alone, local or online co-op multiplayer.

Not “official” artwork from Star Wars: Battlefront

For those battles,Star Wars: Battlefront will support 40 players. DICE says they found that 40 players would deliver the best experience for the universe.

Also several characters from the Star Wars universe will be playable during multiplayer battles including Darth Vader and Boba Fett. You’ll also be able to play as a female Stormtrooper.

The game is set on four planets and these will include, Tatooine, Endor, Hoth and Sullust.

Actual artwork from Star Wars: Battlefront

DICE will be offering a free add-on for the game, which will add another planet to the four included. This piece of DLC is called the Battle of Jakku and is set on the desert planet that was shown in the latest teaser for The Force Awakens. The Battle of Jakku DLC will be available on December 8th but if you pre-order, you will get it on December 1st.

The Battle of Jakku takes place a year after the Battle of Endor, which will help make the bridge between Return of the Jedi to The Force Awakens. 

Unofficial Star War: Battlefront artwork

The new game will touch on the event of the Original Trilogy, but it will not feature elements from the Prequel Trilogy. Some things such as characters, locations or vehicles.

Also Star Wars: Battlefront will not feature space battles. DICE said they want to focus on “planetary battles”. Craig Mcleod, a producer on the a game said, “It’s all about the epic planetary battles and getting that right. Fighting with X-Wings and TIE Fighters, we have that. It’s taken in the atmosphere. This is something we discussed with Lucasfilm and they were happy to be on board with that.”

Star Wars: Battlefront Logo

In addition to that, DICE will be including an optional third-person mode for those prefer to make this game feel like the other two. Players will be able to switch from over-the-soldier to first-person with the press of a button. That would include whether you are piloting a ship to shooting enemies on the ground.

Last but no least, Star Wars: Battlefront will be released on November 17th, 2015 in North America, which is about a month before The Force Awakens opens in theatres. It will release on November 20th 2015 in the UK. It will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

If you pre-order the Digital Deluxe Edition of Star Wars: Battlefront, you’ll get access to five in-game items. This includes two emotes that are exclusive to the edition of the game, you’ll also get the Ion Shock and Victory, the Ion Grenade, Ion Torpedo and you’ll even get the DL44 Blaster which is what Han Solo uses. The Digital Deluxe Edition cost $79.99 in Canada while the regular edition cost $69.99.

Check out the Star Wars: Battlefront website for more on the game.

By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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