This weekend will bring a slew of major Star Wars updates thanks to Star Wars Celebration happening down in Orlando, Florida. We’ve already made our predictions about the announcements that will be made but haven’t been confirmed just yet, but there’s at least one thing that we know for sure will be revealed this weekend.
Star Wars Battlefront II is coming to consoles later this year, and the first trailer was meant to be debuted on April 15th during Star Wars Celebration. But someone jumped the gun and leaked the video, revealing some promising details about the video game sequel that many fans have been hoping would approve upon some of the more disappointing aspects of the title’s revival in the winter of 2015.
Here’s the Star Wars Battlefront 2 teaser trailer leaked on Vimeo:
If the video above isn’t available, then you missed it. But don’t worry, because we’ll replace it as soon as it officially debuts on April 15 this weekend. In the meantime, let’s talk about what the brief 30-second tease reveals about the video game sequel.
The trailer opens with a voiceover of a female Imperial soldier saying, “I still remember my last orders” as the second Death Star explodes above the forest moon of Endor. This appears to be a tease at the campaign mode that will be included in the game, something that fans lamented was missing from the first iteration of the game that was revamped for current generation consoles.
What’s interesting is that the campaign seems to focus on being a soldier on the side of the Empire, which would make an interesting change of pace from the video games that frequently follow someone on the Rebel Alliance. The bumpers in the trailer tease “the untold soldier’s story” before another line of voiceover says “avenge our emperor”, which seems to further confirm that the campaign will focus on an Imperial soldier. Plus, as you can see in the top image, the official title card has Imperial pilot standing between two recognizable heroes.
Outside of the campaign, the trailer quickly teases the expansion of the multiplayer gameplay, which will be vastly improved by spanning all eras of Star Wars. We see shots of Hoth, the surface of Starkiller Base, and I believe Takodana, but the last one is just a guess.
The real exciting part is the reveal of the new trademark heroes who are joining the game. We see a shot of Darth Maul in the plasma refinery complex from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, but his opponent isn’t Qui-Gon Jinn or Obi-Wan Kenobi, but Yoda ready to wield his tiny lightsaber. Then we see Rey charging through the woods with explosions in the background before the trailer concludes with a shot of Kylo Ren as he looks behind him over his shoulder in what appears to be a cave.
We end on the title card reveal seen at the top of this page, which also includes a little banner at the bottom telling fans that if they pre-order, they’ll get to use Star Wars: The Last Jedi heroes. Which heroes? That remains to be seen.
In short, the trailer promises to fix some of the problems that fans had with the first Star Wars Battlefront, and hopefully the campaign will make the game stay interesting a little longer for those who get sick of playing multiplayer over and over again.
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