With EA announcing that Star Wars Battlefront II would arrive this year, folks were starting to get antsy with anticipation for a reveal trailer for the game. Well, they've finally delivered, and it's looking pretty rad.
The consensus seems to be that the first Battlefront (of the rebooted series, anyway) provided a great foundation, but that the game needed a bit more meat on its bones.
Based on this latest trailer, DICE heard fans loud and clear. Unfortunately, we don't see any gameplay footage at this time (likely being saved for E3), but at least we get a little disclaimer that everything on display is from the in-game engine. There's no need to really worry about visuals anyway, as Battlefront looked great to begin with.
As was promised several months back, Battlefront II will boast a single player campaign this time around. We get a few looks at a new female protagonist, who seems hell-bent on bringing down the Rebellion. What's cool, though, is that she isn't your typical hand-wringing evil villain. The mood of the story is that she is, in her own way, the hero of the tale- fighting for a cause she believes in wholeheartedly. That's the kind of story I'd love to see in one of the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movies, but I'll take what I can get.
After that, though, it's all about what will definitely be the biggest feature in Battlefront II, and that's online battles. The trailer promises we'll be fighting across all eras of the Star Wars universe. And with Rey and Darth Maul serving as the poster kids for the game, it's clear we're going from prequels all the way up to the new trilogy. There's even a glimpse of Yoda, if you want to start getting super hyped nice and early.
They've put together a pretty great trailer here, but we're more interested in what comes next. We've got a good feel for Battlefront II based on this trailer, and a better idea of what the game will entail. As stated above, it seems like a campaign is in the cards, but we don't want to assume anything at this point.
Either way, count us excited and eager for more.