Electronic Arts and DICE are gearing up for the release of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 this November for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The company has been unleashing new details, new information and new hints about the story that will be present in the game's campaign mode, specifically with a cutscene revealing the return of the Emperor.
The video was posted up recently over on the official PlayStation YouTube channel. The two and a half minute video starts with Iden and her father talking about her next task. One of the red-robed Messengers -- a robotic entity that floats around on Imperial ships, and whose face looks exactly like Emperor Palpatine -- proceeds to chide Iden about being present for the message intended for her father. Nevertheless, Admiral Versio lets the Messenger know that he wants Iden to hear the message.
The Messenger proceeds to give the duo an ambiguous mission that it refuses to disclose to Iden. Her father, however, instructs her to be ready to deploy to carry out a secret task.
Gamers will take on the role of Iden as she attempts to lead the Inferno Squad on dangerous, clandestine missions across the galaxy at the behest of the Emperor's final orders.
This new campaign mode is being put together by Motive Studios with help from DICE, Criterion Games and BioWare Montreal. The campaign was a highly requested feature for Star Wars: Battlefront 2, given that there was no substantial single-player content in the original 2015 outing.
As you can see from the production values in the video above, great time and care has been taken in not only capturing the look of a Star Wars setting, but also attempting to take the extra step by making the campaign mode cinematic and dynamic.
But that isn't the only change in the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront 2. While we don't know much about the campaign mode other than that you play as the Inferno Squad across a number of missions both on the ground and in space (and apparently the long-sought-after ground-to-space feature may make an appearance in the campaign mode) the rest of the game has also seen a major uptick in original content, including a Space Assault Mode. The new mode offers players multiple objectives to complete in space-oriented maps that also features hero ships.
These new features will be ripe and ready day-one when Star Wars: Battlefront 2 launches in November for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. And gamers will finally be able to get the full story about how the First Order came about, more details about the Emperor's Messangers, and Inferno Squad's role in the whole ordeal.