Upon its original release Electronics Arts’ Star Wars: Battlefront was a fun, but deeply flawed game. Its beautiful visuals and strong IP was severely impacted by the lack of a single player campaign, samey multiplayer gameplay modes and a perceived lack of content at launch.
Most of that was eventually rectified by DLC releases (some of which were paid), which led to us eventually giving the game a mighty 9/10 review.
The job of today’s new trailer for Battlefront II is to inform you can expect a much larger, more complete game from the off. Voiced by Finn actor John Boyega, it goes to great lengths to show Star Wars fans the original’s launch deficiencies have been atoned for.
The trailer features actual charts to show the number of playable locations has been boosted (from 4 to 18). Meanwhile, the franchise Heroes (from 6 to 14) and the vehicles (from 11 to 39) have been dramatically increased for the new game. The locations, characters and vehicles now span all three Star Wars eras.
Less modes, more action
However, there isn’t more of everything. Whereas the first game featured 9 multiplayer modes, the sequel has five. Given many of these felt so alike it was often difficult to tell the difference, we hope we don’t miss them too much.
Of course the biggest complaint about the original was the lack of a single player campaign mode. This installment rectifies that with an “untold story, which bridges the gap between the events between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens,” Boyega informs us.
Following the death of The Emperor you’ll fight for the future of The Empire and will apparently encounter Luke Skywalker along the way. Exciting!
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