It might not be the Star Wars: Battlefront trailer that we've been waiting for, but this tiny teaser will have to do.
The video, which was released via EA's official Star Wars account, is only 33-seconds long and gives us almost no information about the game. But if you've been jonesing for speeder crash, this teaser is perfect for you and your oddly specific preoccupation.
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The teaser doesn't tell us much, but it looks like the snowy planet of Hoth will be one of the settings in Battlefront. And judging from the landscape that's been littered with speeders, it'll be the site of a major battle.
Last week, in a post on EA's Star Wars blog, the developer finally dished a news nugget regarding Star Wars: Battlefront. EA didn't reveal any details about the scope of the game or any of the characters, but the developer did mention that next month's Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim will be the venue for Battlefront's first major announcement. So, I guess, that was an announcement about an upcoming announcement.
Here's how EA put it:
We’re thrilled to share that Star Wars Battlefront will be taking part in Star Wars Celebration next month in Anaheim, CA from April 16-19. We could not think of a better or more appropriate place to debut the game officially for the first time than the premier event that celebrates the Star Wars universe and the legions of fans who have fallen in love with it. For more information on Star Wars Celebration and ways to attend, please visit http://starwarscelebration.com.
The developer behind the Battlefield franchise, DICE, got its hands on Star Wars: Battlefront in 2013. Disney was still trying to figure out what to do with the LucasArts franchises, and DICE reportedly begged for the chance to develop Battlefront.
However, since then, very little news has emerged from DICE or EA. During last year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, EA was tight-lipped about the future of the Battlefront franchise. Though, we did get to see a strange little documentary about DICE's creative process.
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If all goes well for Disney, Star Wars will rival Marvel's cinematic universe in scope and size. The franchise is in the process of launching several video games, movies, comic books and television shows. So, Star Wars fans should have their hands full in the very near future.