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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Matt Brown

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