More Star Wars Battlefront II Details

A press release we missed at the time accompanied yesterday's release of the Star Wars Battlefront II full length reveal trailer. It provides further details on the upcoming Star Wars action game, so here's a bit:
Today at Star Wars Celebration, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), and Lucasfilm Ltd. announced that Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II will release on November 17, 2017 worldwide. Building upon the foundation of groundbreaking visuals and authenticity of EA’s Star Wars Battlefront, DICE, Motive and Criterion are teaming up to deliver one of the most expansive Star Wars games to date. Star Wars Battlefront II will allow players to experience the untold story of an Imperial elite special forces soldier in an all-new single player campaign. In epic multiplayer battles, players will be able to pilot a First Order TIE fighter through intense dogfights in space, and play as ground troopers or iconic heroes and villains, such as Yoda and Darth Maul, across all three Star Wars eras.

“In Star Wars Battlefront II, we all wanted to really capture the essence of being heroic and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero,” says Matt Webster, Executive Producer at Criterion. “Whether that’s playing as an iconic character like Rey or Luke, as a front-line trooper or fighter pilot in epic multiplayer battles, or playing through a new Star Wars story that bridges the gap between Star Wars™: Return of the Jedi™ and Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™, you will become a hero in Star Wars Battlefront II.”

Featuring new characters created by Motive in close partnership with the story group at Lucasfilm, the Star Wars Battlefront II single player campaign will deliver a new exciting story to the Star Wars universe. Taking place in the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order, the single player story introduces Iden Versio, the leader of Inferno Squad, an elite special forces unit of the Galactic Empire, who are equally lethal on the ground and in space. In addition to Iden, players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign.
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Apr 17, 2017, 05:21
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Unlike some of the vaginaphobes here, I don't mind female leads but Rey has another movie or two to get to be called "Iconic" (Though compared to many aspects of that new film, she was actually really good). Luke and Vader had it easy as they were in the first movie of it's kind.

Wasn't into the last BFSW game, though it was pretty. I love BF1 though and this product seems even more fully featured.

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Icewind wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 04:27:
Nucas wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 01:04:
RoboNerd wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 19:24:
"and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero"

That is provided they are female...

8 star wars movies, 2 female leads. oh no, girls are ruining star wars.

i'd muse on why so many of you nerds have such a complex about girls and girl-coded concepts but it's not exactly rocket science.

Keep that up Nucas and the girl you're trying to impress on the internet might send you a private DM and make your dreams come true!

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Apr 17, 2017, 04:27
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Nucas wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 01:04:
RoboNerd wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 19:24:
"and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero"

That is provided they are female...

8 star wars movies, 2 female leads. oh no, girls are ruining star wars.

i'd muse on why so many of you nerds have such a complex about girls and girl-coded concepts but it's not exactly rocket science.

Keep that up Nucas and the girl you're trying to impress on the internet might send you a private DM and make your dreams come true!
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Apr 17, 2017, 04:03
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Apr 17, 2017, 04:03
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RoboNerd wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 19:24:
"and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero"

That is provided they are female...

Chewbecky? Hanna Solo? Lucia Skywalker? Landa Calrissian?
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Apr 17, 2017, 03:05
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Apr 17, 2017, 03:05
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Nucas wrote on Apr 17, 2017, 01:04:
RoboNerd wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 19:24:
"and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero"

That is provided they are female...

8 star wars movies, 2 female leads. oh no, girls are ruining star wars.

i'd muse on why so many of you nerds have such a complex about girls and girl-coded concepts but it's not exactly rocket science.

Don't even get me started on how much genuine hate people had that there was a black character in TFA. A whole galaxy, and they managed to find a second black guy other than Lando, and people lost their minds.

Please dear god content creators, shove the diversity LGBTQ rod so far up their asses that they start to puke rainbows. Had enough of these racist sexist fuckers acting like they own the place.
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Apr 17, 2017, 01:04
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RoboNerd wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 19:24:
"and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero"

That is provided they are female...

8 star wars movies, 2 female leads. oh no, girls are ruining star wars.

i'd muse on why so many of you nerds have such a complex about girls and girl-coded concepts but it's not exactly rocket science.
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Apr 16, 2017, 20:38
Kxmode
 
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RoboNerd wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 19:24:
"and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero"

That is provided they are female...

We should be adaptable and not concern ourselves with the gender of the lead. Our only care should be that the story is good and told well. So say we all?
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Apr 16, 2017, 20:17
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Bopper wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 17:06:
I wonder how they will monetize without season pass. They will either go cosmetic (I hope) or will lock heroes behind paywalls that you need to grind to unlock, pay individually or buy hero packs.

Well it's a good thing EA walked back on that, they'll probably have some sort of thing where you can play the maps but can't unlock weapons or gain XP while "test driving" the season pass content.
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thecakeisalie wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 19:31:
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 14:47:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 14:16:
If they actually release a full game this time I'll be all over it. If they churn out another less then half a game again, well, FU EA... why oh why did such a shitty company get such a great IP.


Because 95% of people, including many around here, will preorder games based on flashy, fancy trailers alone. That's why. Everyone who keeps preordering this trite AAA garbage from EA (or Ubi or Actiblizz or Squeenix etc.) like SWBF or MEA only have themselves to blame for the results. Action, reaction. Gamers demand dumbed down shitty games, gamers get dumbed down shitty games. Simple as that.

This is why I no longer pre-order games for any reason. I don't care what pre-order incentives they offer. If the game is shit, the pre-order incentives don't mean anything anyways.


Funny how people, on the flip side, will also completely bash a game based on a cinematic trailer.

"We want single player!"
You got it.
"We still hate you! We want better space battles!"
You got it.
"Pieces of crap! We want more playable heroes!"
No problem.

Seriously. Ya a lot of these things should have been addressed the first time around, but it seems like they are trying. I think people remember the original battlegrounds with some serious rose colored glasses.
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Apr 16, 2017, 19:31
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CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 14:47:
Yosemite Sam wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 14:16:
If they actually release a full game this time I'll be all over it. If they churn out another less then half a game again, well, FU EA... why oh why did such a shitty company get such a great IP.

Because 95% of people, including many around here, will preorder games based on flashy, fancy trailers alone. That's why. Everyone who keeps preordering this trite AAA garbage from EA (or Ubi or Actiblizz or Squeenix etc.) like SWBF or MEA only have themselves to blame for the results. Action, reaction. Gamers demand dumbed down shitty games, gamers get dumbed down shitty games. Simple as that.

This is why I no longer pre-order games for any reason. I don't care what pre-order incentives they offer. If the game is shit, the pre-order incentives don't mean anything anyways.
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"and how in Star Wars, anyone can become a hero"

That is provided they are female...
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Bopper wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 17:06:
I wonder how they will monetize without season pass. They will either go cosmetic (I hope) or will lock heroes behind paywalls that you need to grind to unlock, pay individually or buy hero packs.

One thing I think we can all count on, EA/DICE will do their best to get $120+ USD out of each person for the 'full' game. Even if they have to bring back bantha armor or something.
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Apr 16, 2017, 18:24
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It's single-player! Awesome. That's all I wanted.
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Apr 16, 2017, 17:18
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I don't know, it's not clear.. do I get to be a hero in this one?

But yeah, definitely needs depth and content. Last one felt like a shitty $20 Xbox Live arcade game (with one of the best looking engines I've seen yet). Played almost too much like a movie instead of a game.
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I wonder how they will monetize without season pass. They will either go cosmetic (I hope) or will lock heroes behind paywalls that you need to grind to unlock, pay individually or buy hero packs.
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Yosemite Sam wrote on Apr 16, 2017, 14:16:
If they actually release a full game this time I'll be all over it. If they churn out another less then half a game again, well, FU EA... why oh why did such a shitty company get such a great IP.

Because 95% of people, including many around here, will preorder games based on flashy, fancy trailers alone. That's why. Everyone who keeps preordering this trite AAA garbage from EA (or Ubi or Actiblizz or Squeenix etc.) like SWBF or MEA only have themselves to blame for the results. Action, reaction. Gamers demand dumbed down shitty games, gamers get dumbed down shitty games. Simple as that.
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I'm sure this will sell a bazillion copies, anyone who doesn't wait one month (or till blackfriday) for the 50% off deep discount is a fool.

I still think Call of Duty will be the go to multiplayer game this year - especially on consoles, hard to resist that WWII vibe.

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If they actually release a full game this time I'll be all over it. If they churn out another less then half a game again, well, FU EA... why oh why did such a shitty company get such a great IP.
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Heroic and Iconic. Two words that were spewed out of the mouths of the team working on Star Wars Galaxies when they made the NGE.

Not doing that again.
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