In case you missed the news last week, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is set for release on November 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
As is the case with all EA releases, paid-up EA Access (Xbox One) and Origin Access (PC) subscribers will gain early access to the game on November 9.
Playing the full free trial from November 9 will allow you to transfer any progress made to the full version, should you opt to purchase the game after your trial period ends.
It’s not known what will be included in the trial, but one can assume a small section of the single-player campaign, and the multiplayer offerings, up to 10 hours worth.
Last weekend proved to be every Battlefront fans dream come true, with a plethora of new information about the sequel coming out of Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, Florida.
Among one of the biggest tidbits to come out of the event about the game is that its campaign will be canon, and you’ll be taking on the role of an Imperial soldier.
We will indeed be getting a single-play campaign with a fully fleshed story, something fans have been crying out for since Battlefront was first revealed to be getting the reboot treatment at DICE HQ.
We know a few details about the story, including that it takes place immediately after Return Of The Jedi. In the trailer we can see the second Death Star exploding, as was the case at the end of ROTJ.
From the dialogue in the trailer we can gather that our main “protagonist”, or playable character, or whatever you want to call her, is fighting for the Empire, and aims to avenge the Emperor.
Iden Versio is the playable character, and DICE appears intent on showing a structured, coherent perspective of the Empire’s objectives, and why it so aggressively battles the Rebellion for control of the galaxy.
EA has confirmed that Battlefront 2‘s story is indeed canon, meaning we could see more of Iden in films and other Star Wars media over the years.
We could also be seeing the rebirth of split-screen couch co-op, with DICE’s Battlefront games are certainly leading the way on that front.
The 2015 entry had a solid co-op “Missions” offering, and it seems the same will be offered up for 2017’s Battlefront 2.
Battlefront 2‘s console versions on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 will offer two-player offline split-screen action, just as was the case in the first game, Xbox Wire has revealed.
You’ll be able to customise rewards, and bring those upgrades into the online multiplayer.
Star Wars: Battlefront 2 launches November 17 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC