Star Wars Battlefront II trailer leak features Darth Maul, Kylo Ren, and an unknown soldier

The original Battlefront launched in 2004 and remains a fond memory for many Star Wars game fans. EA rebooted the franchise with Battlefield aficionados DICE in 2015, to mixed praise and runaway sales success.

For what Battlefront (2015) lacked in complexity and depth, it made up for with stunning, authentic environments, and accessible, casual gameplay. Still, many long-time fans (myself included) felt it could have been a lot better.

My main criticisms in our review focused on the game's depth and famous lack of story content. One would think the Star Wars universe would be ripe for some narrative, but EA felt otherwise. Thankfully, it looks like they've heard the feedback loud and clear.

Star Wars Battlefront II will feature multiplayer battles that take place across every era of the franchise, including the prequel trilogy with Darth Maul and Yoda, all the way up to Episode VII with Kylo Ren. Also, it looks as though this version of Battlefront will follow the tale of an "untold soldier," presumably as its campaign content. The cry "avenge our Emperor" can be heard towards the end of the trailer, suggesting content that bridges the gap between Star Wars VI and Star Wars VII.

Sony's PlayStation has a marketing deal with EA for Battlefront II, and the trailer says that the footage is indicative of gameplay on that platform. We, however, have received highly credible information that Battlefront II will be native 4K for the next Xbox, Project Scorpio, and will be used to demonstrate the console's 6TF power in some way, in the near future.

Stay tuned for more information on Star Wars Battlefront II as we get it.

Star Wars Battlefront II launches in Q3 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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  • Are those space battles I see? :P
  • there are Space Battles in EAs Battlefront 1 too. Not even close to those of BF2 of cause.
  • Space battles are the least fun, in my opinion. I have never met anyone who enjoyed them. Battlefront is my favorite game right now and has been since it's launch.
  • Space battles in Battlefront 2 were awesome and that's why so many people wanted the exact same experience in EA Battlefield. But all they got was a terrible game mode.
  • Man, I really need to start playing the first one before EA closes the servers!
  • The 1st one was good but it has a lot of problem, BF2 will be awesome i think and i hope 
  • I could just stare at Battlefront all day long it's so damn gorgeous.
  • I'm trying to think of the last Star Wars game I played that had a decent single-player campaign and it was probably Force Unleashed. I didn't play the sequel. I tried SWB and it just wasn't for me. I'm absolute rubbish at online shooters.
  • Play KOTOR I and II, JK2: Jedi Outcast and JK3: Jedi Academy if you want good single players. Republic Commando is pretty good too. The rest are Meh IMO.
  • Yeah, I played all those on PC when they first came out. It just seems like it's been a while since we've had a good single-player in the Star Wars universe.
  • I'm the same. I'm the definition of "blaster fodder." I still play, though. The game is just so damned beautiful!
  • Yay Prequel content! Why they didn't include that in the 1st (remake) one is beyond me...
  • The last game was so average. Hopefully it returns to it's roots. Instead of a poor Battlefield game with a star wars skin.
  • Battlefield 1 actually seemed more like a WW1 skin of Battlefront.
  • what happened to the video?
  • The big question is will there be AI to kill in multiplayer like the old Battlefront games.  That is one thing that made the old games so fun - **** to kill everywhere!
  • Where did the video go?