After a decade of cancellations, false starts and one tragic studio demise, this is the year we'll finally see a third Star Wars Battlefront game. Here's our first look.
Today as part of the Star Wars Celebration, publisher EA released a trailer for their upcoming take on Battlefront, which is developed by DICE (best known for Battlefield) and will be released on November 17 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Watch it here:
It's all CGI — to be specific, it's "footage representative of PlayStation 4," according to the trailer — because who needs to see actual gameplay?
This new incarnation of the classic Star Wars series will be multiplayer-heavy — there's no campaign — and it will support up to 40 players at once. It's set during the original trilogy and will feature Rebel vs. Empire battles on Hoth, Tattooine and other planets, including Jakku, a new desert world that will be introduced in Episode VII: The Force Awakens later this year.
The Jakku level will be free downloadable content, which is awesome. People who pre-order Battlefront will get it on December 1, while everyone else can play it starting December 8. The seventh Star Wars film will be in theatres on December 18.