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Battlefront details arrive in new previews; Trailer added *update*

Update 2: Here's the trailer.

Update: Game Informer has went live with a preview, you can read all about it here. We have posted some new screens below.

Some key information is that Battlefront will not feature dogfights in space but instead these will be confined within the atmosphere of the planet. There was no details on how these will work otherwise.

Also, Eurogamer's Aoife Wilson is in Anaheim, California, for the Star Wars Celebration event, and there has interviewed developer DICE about the upcoming shooter Star Wars: Battlefront.

Battlefront does not feature a campaign, instead it features "crafted missions" that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or cooperatively online.

Star Wars: Battlefront also has a maximum player count of 40, however, there will be some modes that cap significantly smaller than the bigger modes that cap at 40.

You'll also be able to switch between first and third person, customise your characters by choosing gear, weapons and abilities.

Original: Details of Battlefront have come out from the ABC News site in the U.S, who have an interview with DICE and describe a lot of how the game will play out in details.

Spoiler 1: It sounds amazing.

Spoiler 2: You may want to wait a few hours and watch the trailer before reading what follows.

According to the site, the new iteration of "Battlefront" takes place amid the conflicts of the original film trilogy and is scheduled for release Nov. 17 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

"Battlefront" will focus on frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players portraying Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire forces. It seems the site was even shown a demonstration of the game's multiplayer mode, from which it describes "a team of jetpack-equipped rebels shown carving their way through the woodsy Endor while Stormtroopers charged at them on foot, on speeders and within walkers, including a hulking AT-AT war machine.

"Other locales teased in game footage included the snowy Hoth, sandy Tatooine and gooey Sullust, a lava-spewing planet referenced in 1983's "Return of the Jedi," as well as many "Star Wars" games and novels, but rarely ever seen," continues the site.

It also says that "Battlefront" won't solely be centred on expendable ground troops, but will also allow you to play as the likes of Boba Fett and Darth Vader on the battlefield.

"You can storm in as the Dark Lord himself," said "Battlefront" design director Niklas Fegraeus. "You can wield a lightsaber. You can Force choke the rebel scum, which is fun. Basically, you are the boss of the battle. This means that you, as Vader, can lead your team to victory — if you play well."

The most exciting part for us is that you'll be able to take part in dogfights with TIE Fighters, X-wings and the Millennium Falcon.

"We wanted it to feel authentic to this universe," said "Battlefront" executive producer Patrick Bach. "You can get into these vehicles, from speeder bikes to X-wings, TIE fighters, AT-STs, AT-ATs. There's a wide range of vehicles that we wanted to realize. The difficulty with a game is that they need to be balanced with the troops on the ground."

If all that is not enough, a free downloadable level will be available two weeks before "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" arrives in the cinema. It's set on Jakku, the battle-scarred desert planet glimpsed in "Force Awakens" teasers. The expansion, dubbed "Battle of Jakku," will explore the moment following "Return of the Jedi" when the New Republic confronted Imperial holdouts on the previously unseen Outer Rim enclave.

"You never get to see it in the new movie, so it was this brilliant opportunity to recreate the Battle of Jakku, which you only see the remnants of in the movie," said Bach. "In the game, you actually get to play the Battle of Jakku. It's the same place from the new movie but 30 years earlier."

The forthcoming "Battlefront," is part of a 10-year deal between the Walt Disney Co. and Electronic Arts to create new "Star Wars" games.

"We didn't want this to be a normal licensing relationship," said LucasArts digital business vice president Ada Duan at Celebration. "We didn't want them to just make movie games. We wanted a deep partnership to create brand-new experiences."

We can't wait.

Edited On 17 Apr, 2015

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jay.hamilton's avatar
jay.hamilton 2 years ago
looking good, cant wait for the trailer
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Imo, if Battlefield & Titanfall had a baby and wrapped it in a Star Wars blanket, this is it. Looks amazing, however very disappointed with current revealed info. Day 1 purchase? Doubt it very much
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JoeToots 2 years ago
Day one PC purchase for me, I'll need a multiplayer game at the time as i think this is replacing the battlefield game for this year.
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Turniplord 2 years ago
no single player - just crafted missions - sounds very much like titanfall - or I guess UT3 (which was really good) where you can play against bots and kinda progress. Could be good but i'll be waiting before buying this - multiplayer only focused games don't seem to last long - plus they drop in price pretty quickly
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Dave 'BubbaJai' Aston 2 years ago
Exactly my thoughts Turnip. I've already cancelled my order
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Joe2120 2 years ago
I think we need more info before jumping to conclusions about the single player really. E3 should give us more info. If anyone is going to EGX this year then that will likely be a good opportunity to check it out. I'm on the fence myself, as much as I want to pilot a X-Wing, I'm gutted there are no space battles.
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Turniplord 2 years ago
there will probably be a space battle level as part of DLC part of the season pass - they know people want this so they will milk it and produce as a paid-for extra. Ah well. TBh, Dice aren't well known for their great single player games :P plus the video said made using the in-game engine, but still cut scenes within the engine - sure the gameplay itself will be much different
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Dead 2 years ago
I have a bad feeling about this.
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JoeToots 2 years ago
I'd rather they put there full focus on bringing us what battlefront could be than put in a tacked on single player. The old battlefront games didn't really have much of a story and they where more just scenarios but you also have to take into consideration that online gaming wasn't as advanced on consoles back then.

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