You can play across all three Star Wars eras in EA's 'Battlefront: II'

EA has announced that Star Wars: Battlefront II will launch on November 17. The reveal came at the Star Wars Celebration event, alongside the game’s first official trailer.

Earlier this week, a teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel leaked, which hinted at the lofty scope of Battlefront II. Now we know more about both the game’s single player and multiplayer game modes.

Set within the 30-year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, users will play as Iden Versio, the leader of an Imperial unit known as the Inferno Squad. Although the campaign will tread new ground, and feature new characters like Versio, longtime fans will still be able to play as series legends like Luke Skywalker. You’ll also be able to play as Kylo Ren, the main antagonist in the film series’ current arc.

EA Motive, the studio helmed by former Assassin’s Creed producer Jade Raymond, was in charge of the single player components of game, and Lucasfilm helped create the new characters and storyline. Thus, Battlefront II‘s story will officially become part of Star Wars canon.

Like 2015’s Battlefront, DICE developed the multiplayer portion of the sequel. The game’s multiplayer maps and characters will be taken from all three eras of Star Wars films. This time around, users will be able to play as Luke, Yoda, Darth Maul, Rey, and others. Once again, multiplayer maps will feature up to 40 players per match. Three maps have been confirmed so far: Yavin 4, Mos Eisley, and Starkiller Base.

A third EA studio, Criterion Software, worked with the space combat. There will be both land and air vehicles, including the Millennium Falcon.

Those who pre-order will receive “exclusive Kylo Ren- and Rey-themed looks” modeled after their outfits in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A second edition, the Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition, will give you access to the game three days ahead of its launch, provide upgrades for each of the four multiplayer trooper classes, weapons and ability perks, as well as the Kylo- and Rey-themed content. EA Access subscribers will get to play even earlier on November 9.

Speaking with Mashable, creative director Bernd Diemer confirmed that unlike the first game, Battlefront II will not have a season pass. It’s unclear how the post-launch content model will operate, but Diemer claimed EA doesn’t want to divide the player base.

Star Wars: Battlefront II arrives on November 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

News

Fortnite does whatever it takes in upcoming Avengers: Endgame crossover

Following up the popular and successful Infinity War crossover where players put on the Infinity Gauntlet to become Thanos, it looks like players will be grabbing Captain America's shield in the lead-up to Avengers: Endgame this week.
Movies & TV

Clip from John Wick: Chapter 3 confirms the dog is totally fine

John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, the third installment of the wildly successful action series that stars Keanu Reeves as a deadly assassin forced out of retirement, hits theaters in May 2019. Here's everything we know about it so far.
Movies & TV

Marvel releases more footage from Avengers: Endgame in latest TV ad

The events of Avengers: Infinity War changed the Marvel Cinematic Universe in some big ways and left fans wondering how its heroes can possibly recover. Here's everything we know about Avengers: Endgame, the sequel to Infinity War.
Movies & TV

New trailer for Hobbs & Shaw introduces Idris Elba’s Black Superman

A new trailer for Fast & Furious franchise spinoff Hobbs & Shaw has arrived and it ups the ante with even more crazy action featuring stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, as well as new addition Idris Elba.
Gaming

Tired of the same PS4 annual releases? Try one of these indie games instead

While big budget games rely on practical innovation, indie games dive head first into new, unexplored territories. If the quirky and unusual appeal to you, take a look at our list of the best indie games on PS4.
Gaming

This list of PlayStation 4 exclusives puts its competitors to shame

The PlayStation 4's game library and incredible selection of exclusive games could make anyone with an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch think twice. Here's our list of the latest and greatest PS4 exclusives.
Gaming

Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is freezing some Nintendo Switch units

There have been reports that Joker in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is causing Nintendo Switch units to freeze. Even with the glitch, players may still try him out, amid rumors that Persona 5 will soon arrive to the console.
Gaming

Your PlayStation 4 game library isn't complete without these games

Looking for the best PS4 games out there? Out of the massive crop of titles available, we selected the best you should buy. No matter what your genre of choice may be, there's something here for you.
Gaming

These Xbox One exclusives are the definition of quality over quantity

Xbox One has a prestigious collection of handpicked titles that you can't play on other consoles. Here are the latest and greatest Xbox One exclusives, including some that are also available on PC
Gaming

Get over here and learn the proper way to deal a Fatal blow in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 introduces the Fatal Blow system, which gives players with low health the chance to shift a fight back in their favor. Here is how to perform a Fatal Blow, and how to defend against one.
Gaming

25 awesome indie games you should definitely be playing right now

These days, some of the best video games are made by independent studios. Here are 25 of the best indie games, whether you prefer grueling dungeon crawlers or otherworldly, meditative adventures.
Gaming

Retailer may have leaked The Last of Us Part 2 release date

A Slovakian retailer published a listing for The Last of Us Part 2, including a potential 2019 release date and box art. This leak comes shortly after an announcement that filming for the lead actors is complete.
Gaming

These awesome free-to-play games might be even better than the ones you paid for

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially popular League of Legends.
Smart Home

These are the 13 best games to play on your new Google Home

Google Home is a handy device, but did you know you can play games with it? There are a ton to play, and we tested them all. Here are some of favorites that you can play on your Google Home device.