Star Wars Battlefront II revealed with new single-player campaign and space battles

Electronic Arts has officially revealed Star Wars Battlefront II as a part of "Star Wars Celebration", alongside a reveal trailer and launch date. The game is set to release on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Alongside the game's official unveiling, further details have been provided on the game's changes from its predecessor which released back in 2015. Among the biggest additions are a single-player campaign, a comprehensive multiplayer mode, and the highly-anticipated debut of space battles.

The single-player narrative looks to be a large focus of Battlefront II, taking up a majority of today's reveal trailer. Following an Imperial special forces unit, Iden Versio, the story dives into the events which followed after the original trilogy.

Forge a new path as Iden Versio, commander of Inferno Squad—an Imperial special forces unit equally lethal on the ground and in space. Encounter many of Star Wars ' greatest characters in a story of revenge, betrayal, and redemption that spans 30 years.

Multiplayer also looks to have seen some major advances, after the original was criticized for its lack of depth. With larger battles and a wider variety of content, it appears EA is hoping to capture a more dedicated player base which stays after launch. As we expected, space battles will also be making their way into Star Wars Battlefront, with support for up to 24 players.

Join up to 40 players in massive multiplayer fights in authentic locations across all eras. Revel in deep class-based online gameplay, pilot a wide variety of land and air vehicles, and control iconic characters with distinct abilities that can turn the tide of battle.

If you can't wait, pre-orders for both the Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition are now available on the Xbox Store. Stay tuned in the coming months for more news on Star Wars Battlefront II.

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  • Looks amazing
  • Giggity, giggity...
  • i'm in Meh mode until I see clone wars battles
  • The presentation is awesome like in EAs battlefront 1. But gameplay is much more important. Let's see that they bring to the table.
    I hope this game will rock but I can feel the dark side of EA.
  • Story mode
  • It looks great...but single player mode will likely be absolute sh*t again like it is on the Battlefront 1 and Battlefield 1. And they'll likely try to sell you half the game again and the other half via DLC's. I'll get it when the "Ultimate Edition" goes on sale for 20€. Like I did with Battlefront 1. Pre-order at full price? Ahahahah no way.
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  • You must have not read the article
  • I did. Battlefront 1 also had a campaign mode. It was short as hell. Pathetic even. Why should I believe EA this time? Specially when they repeated the same sh*t they did on Battlefront 1 in Battlefield 1?
  • There wasn't a campaign, though, just offline mission content. Campaign implies a story and there wasn't one, Battlefront's missions were just offline fun for split screen or when connections went down.
    It was an online shooter only, like Titanfall, and EA/DICE never claimed any different. I enjoy Battlefront for what it is, but I'm looking forward to having a campaign as well this time around.
  • One more game to look forward to, when i finally make the jump to the newer gaming generation. It's been rather boring now that new games are no longer being made for the 360. Yep...I still have mine.
  • Awesome! Love that its an imperial story instead of rebel alliance.
  • Battlefront was the biggest waste of money I've made in my life. I really tried to like this game but it has absolutely nothing beyond good graphics. It might as well be only a pack of good looking wallpapers. Shame it was too late when I tried to refund it
  • IT was a letdown, yep.  Not getting release day like last time thats for sure
  • Yes! Not having a campaign is why I didn't buy the first one
  • So... the only campaign is as an imperial? Hmmm... definitely not what I was hoping for...
  • Hoping to be just a Jedi? Like 95% of all the other games?
  • Not a Jedi, but a Rebel. Obviously the best would be being able to choose between the two sides.
  • Will it have anything to do aside of being yelled at by 12 year olds along with the worst flight controls ever?  
  • I'm not getting this one.
  • I presume this will be free to make up for the first one? I just love dropping £50 on a game to find it has 3 maps, 4 guns and no single player. This could be game of the year and I wouldn't buy it after the way EA handled the last battlefront.
  • I really hope this is better than the original... The original was terrible in my opinion.