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The first free DLC pack for Star Wars: Battlefront is rolling out for those who pre-ordered the game and EA and DICE wanted to showcase just how enticing the new DLC is by showing a gameplay trailer of the Battle of Jakku.
The trailer is a lot longer than the other teasers, clocking in at a minute and 34 seconds. You can check it out below from over on the official EA UK YouTube channel.
The trailer starts off with a shot of the falling Star Destroyer. We see billowing smoke, lots of particles and plenty of explosions littering the sky as the giant star vessel goes up in flames while slowly crashing to the ground. The slow motion wreck is a real sight to behold and a true testament to DICE's technical wizardry with the Frostbite 3 game engine.
There's little doubt that Star Wars: Battlefront is probably the best looking game this generation by far, but it does little to compensate for many of the game's flaws. Even still, the Battle of Jakku trailer introduces players to a cratered battlefield filled with AT-STs, AT-ATs, flying X-Wings and Tie Fighters. Unfortunately it doesn't appear as if there are any vehicles for the Rebel Alliance to used against the Empire on the ground other than the standard flying vehicles.
We get a look at the hectic ground-based combat where the Rebels struggle to fend off Empire while barely being able to keep themselves alive. A heavy weapons specialist takes aim at one of the AT-STs while X-Wings pepper the AT-ATs across their sides.
The trailer has garnered a lot of positive feedback from gamers, even the ones who don't necessarily like Star Wars: Battlefront. Most admit that the trailer, sound effects and editing are all put together rather well and that despite the game's shortcomings both DICE and EA know how to promote the living daylights out of the title.
The trailer itself ends with the Rebels cheering as the Star Destroyer finally makes land in a devastating and explosive way, leaving little more than rubble, stacks of smoke and debris in its wake.
The Battle of Jakku is set nearly 30 years before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens so it's supposed to work as a bit of a primer for the film. If you pre-ordered the game you'll have access to the DLC right now, while those who didn't pre-order will have to wait until December 8th.
Star Wars: Battlefront is available right now for the Xbox One, PS4 and for PC. The game has generally favorable reviews save for the fact that most people agree that it's content deficient and the core gameplay is lacking. Otherwise most people seem to like it.