Star Wars Battlefront II Out on November 17th; Plenty of Details Provided at Star Wars Celebration
DICE's Star Wars Battlefront II will be out on November 17th on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, while EA/Origin Access will include early access to the game (via the usual ten hours trial) starting on November 9 and customers who pre-order the Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Deluxe Edition will get into the game on November 14th.
The single player campaign will allow players to take the roles of several iconic heroes, such as Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren. Droids are back as playable characters, which is certain to appeal Star Wars fans.
On the multiplayer side, one of the game's focuses will be to provide deeper progression for heroes, vehicles and ships (there are now different types of ships, including hero ships). Tauntauns may also be ridden on Hoth and this time, Star Wars Battlefront II will use a resource-based system rather than the dreaded power-ups of the previous game.
Star Wars Battlefront II is going to have four classes: Officer, Heavy, Assault and Specialist. Hero combat has been improved thanks to increased "physicality", while space combat also received a revamp by Criterion Studios. So far, the following planets have been confirmed: Vardos, Yavin IV, Kamino, Endor, Starkiller Base, Mos Eisley, and Hoth.
You may check out the reveal trailer below, as well as the features detailed on the official website.
MASTER YOUR HERO'S JOURNEY
The prequels, original trilogy, and new era meet in an expanded multiplayer experience and galactic-scale space combat. Play iconic heroes that bring distinct abilities to the battlefront - or join the fight in an emotionally-gripping single player story. Your Star Wars hero’s journey has begun.
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.
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.
Wage war in spectacular space battle scenarios. Weave between asteroids, fly across Imperial Dock Yards, and take down massive capital ships. Pilot renown craft like the Millennium Falcon or Luke Skywalker’s X-wing in exciting dogfights with up to 24 players.
CHARACTERS FROM EVERY ERA
Play as—and against—Star Wars' most feared villains and cherished heroes from all three eras, including Kylo Ren, Rey, Darth Maul, Yoda, and many more. Unique, upgradable abilities ensure classic characters bring their distinct powers and personality to the battle.
Team up with a friend in two-player offline split-screen play.* Earn rewards, customize troopers and heroes, then take your skills and upgrades to the online battleground. *split-screen co-op available only on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
CUSTOMIZE AND PROGRESS
Tailor unique abilities for each hero, trooper, and starfighter to gain the upper hand in battle with Star Wars Battlefront II's diverse and powerful progression system. The path to victory is yours to decide.