Star Wars Celebration is only days away and we were frothing over the knowledge that we were going to see footage of Star Wars: Battlefront 2..
Thank you beautiful beautiful internet for yet again coming through with the goods!
A group of Reddit users have found leaked PS4 promotional footage and the 30 second clip has us justifying our frothiness:
A woman’s V/O followed by “The Untold Soldier’s Story” appearing on screen – could this be the campaign mode we’ve been looking for? Quite likely considering the PDF release from EA’s earnings call in January stated:
“Our next Star Wars Battlefront will be even bigger, taking players into more locations, and allowing them to play with more heroes and characters across multiple Star Wars eras. There will be new ways to play, including an all-new single player campaign, and much, much more that we’re excited to share with our players in the months ahead. To build a game of this magnitude, we’ve brought together three great studios — DICE, Motive, and Criterion — and aligned their areas of expertise to deliver an amazing experience in the next Star Wars Battlefront.”
It looks like the campaign mode will place you fighting for the empire with the dialogue “avenge our Emperor” being heard whilst just moments before that the character we assume will be our playable, is looking up at the sky as the second Death Star is destroyed. This could be a red herring though, as the last time we saw a Storm Trooper take their helmet off, it was John Boyega’s Finn character in The Force Awakens turning to the light. This could be the Disney cue for a Storm Trooper walking away from the Empire.
The footage of the second Death Star being destroyed also tells us that the campaign mode appears to take place just after the events of Return of the Jedi up to The Force Awakens as we’re also treated to footage of Tie Fighters streaming out from Kylo Ren’s Starkiller Base!
With the success of Battlefield 1 purely coming from multiplayer, it’s only natural to see this return. Building on what we already have will be EA’s biggest challenge and they appear to be putting in the work.
Walker Assault will definitely make a return as we watch AT-AT’s march through a facility, and great to see the Millenium Falcon take to the skies over Takodana in what we’re already assuming is Aerial Assault reset with updated maps.
The thing we’re really excited for though?..
It’s only fleeting, but we see a Tauntaun with a rider on its back mowing down the enemy! 99% of the time this footage isn’t put in there by accident.
From here it’s just bonus after bonus, Darth Maul firing up his Saberstaff as the camera pans out to reveal the clenched green fist of Yoda, followed by Rey running through a forest surrounded by lasers probably set to kill and a Kylo Ren reveal and then we’re rewarded with the hero shot:
This shot makes us pretty confident about our thoughts on the Campaign Mode with a Storm Trooper being the feature character. Rey, Darth Maul, Kylo Ren, and Yoda we’re thinking will be the first pick of the Heroes & Villains with plenty more to come as the Star Wars story continues to evolve with the rest of the movie releases.
Underneath the shot:
“Pre-order to get Star Wars: The Last Jedi Heroes” meaning we could see any of the following:
- Luke Skywalker
- Leia Solo
- Kylo Ren
- Captain Phasma
- Poe Dameron
- Maz Kanata
No word on release details for other consoles or PC just yet.
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Written by: @PeteCurulli