EA has announced that Star Wars Battlefront II will release on November 17, 2017 worldwide. Star Wars Battlefront II will allow players to experience the untold story of an Imperial elite special forces soldier in an all-new single player campaign, pilot a First Order TIE fighter through intense dogfights in space, and play as ground troopers or iconic heroes and villains such as Yoda and Darth Maul in epic multiplayer battles across all three Star Wars eras.
As we are excited about the inclusion of a single-player campaign, new characters were created by Motive in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm, or the ambition new narrative within the Star Wars universe. Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space. In addition to Iden, we are pleased to learn that we will also be able to play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign.
In addition to the all-new single player campaign, DICE is evolving the game’s multiplayer with modes supporting up to 40 players. Star Wars Battlefront II takes fans through a wide range of iconic locations from all three eras: prequel, classic and new trilogy, including new in-game locations such as Yavin 4’s jungle canopies, the spaceport town of Mos Eisley, and Starkiller Base. Players can choose from an array of land and air vehicles and master their own hero’s journey, with customizable character progression across heroes, villains, troopers and starfighters.
As one of the most requested fan modes, galactic-scale space combat is also brought to life in Star Wars Battlefront II. Criterion, with a deep history of creating some of gaming’s fastest and intuitive vehicles, has built space combat from the ground up with refined handling, weapons, and customization options. Players can drop into the cockpit of the galaxy’s most iconic ships, weave between asteroid fields and fly through imperial dock yards in high stakes dogfights.