Star Wars Battlefront II adds a feature-length campaign to the shooter’s suite of multiplayer offerings, telling the story of elite Imperial commando Iden Versio in the months following the Empire’s defeat at the Battle of Endor. The plot isn’t one that will simply into the background of the Star Wars universe, either, as it fills in some pretty essential pieces that help bridge the gap between Episode VI, Return of the Jedi, and Episode VII, The Force Awakens. We’re going to run down five of the most pertinent details here, so you’ll be all prepared for your next viewing of The Force Awakens.
From the sand-swept bazaars and cantinas of Tatooine, to the wartorn beaches of Kashyyyk and the frozen wastes that cover Starkiller Base, Star Wars Battlefront 2 offers massive multiplayer battles across all three eras of cinema’s biggest sci-fi universe. With far more maps and modes than the original, plus a full single-player campaign, the sequel promises an epic return to the galaxy far, far away.
The re-introduction of Star Wars Battlefront in 2015 was a refreshing splash of nostalgia. Taking its name from the much beloved Star Wars Battlefront games for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, EA and DICE's new Star Wars Battlefront made changes modern in execution, but old school in intent. The final product would be something people liked well enough, but there was definite room for improvement.
Star Wars Battlefront II’s multiplayer beta, live all last week and setting the internet on fire, looks to wholly be an improvement on EA's first Star Wars Battlefront reboot attempt in every way, thanks to fully embracing the rich design history of the series.