EA and DICE followed through with releasing the new Star Wars: Battlefront II trailer. What I didn’t expect to see was that Motive and Criterion have been offering their services to help with the upcoming multiplayer shooter game.
The trailer starts by outlining the story of the female special forces commander who was engaged in the final battle on Endor’s moon where the shield bunker was located for the Death Star. It turns out that she’s like a Death Trooper and not the Tie Fighter pilot that we originally thought she was.
It’s a little confusing because it looked like she was wearing pilot gear, but they came to the aid of Storm Troopers and Scout Troopers on Endor’s moon, and they are referred to as “Special Forces”.
Anyway, the two minute trailer can be viewed below.
I’m not sure why they tried making Kylo Ren seem so cool in that trailer. He was a whiny little beyotch in the movie and there was nothing cool about him.
Anyway, not much more is showcased in the trailer than what we saw from the original leaked footage. In fact, I’m almost under the impression the leaked footage was purposefully leaked by EA just to see what the feedback would be for the game.
As far as content and gameplay is concerned, we don’t get to see any. Based on the way the trailer was cut together, though, it looks like there’s going to be a stronger focus on the single-player campaign this time around, similar to Pandemic’s Star Wars: Battlefront II. The campaign will supposedly have five different chapters to play through.
And the real doozy? Apparently this story is all canon.
Confirmed: the story of Star Wars Battlefront II will be canon in the Star Wars universe!
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) April 15, 2017
I have no idea how well this is going to play out and given that EA is notorious for using social justice issues as a way to virtue signal in an attempt to make a quick buck off things, it wouldn’t surprise me if the game’s story was as bare bones as it gets just to get the approval of “Canon” from the big Mouse.
We’ve seen EA in the past use SJW topics as a way to drum up media attention for their games, from the fake LGBTQI bots used to mitigate criticisms away from Mass Effect 3, to latching onto the anti-white hate train with Mass Effect: Andromeda, EA is not above using sociopolitical hot-button issues to move copies.
The game will also feature the Clone Troopers, the Droids and all of the special little gadgets and vehicles from the Clone War era. I do wonder if we’ll get all the heroes from that era or if they’ll sprinkle some of them out and then release the rest as DLC? I would be pretty pissed if I had to pay separately for Jango Fett and General Grievous.
Squads and the class system are returning, something that didn’t make sense to me as to why they were removed in the first place. The Star Card system is going away for a more traditional progression system like Battlefield, and space battles will be part of the base game and not sold separately as DLC like in Star Wars: Battlefront I.