Yesterday or today, whatever timezone you are in was the Star Wars Battlefront II reveal trailer released.
Battlefront 2's campaign will focus on a character named Iden Versio who leads an elite unit of Empire soldiers named the Inferno Squad. The campaign takes place shortly after the events of Return of the Jedi and focuses on how the remaining stormtroopers and Empire leaders dealt with the fallout of the Death Star II's destruction.
Yes, the next Battlefront game will largely focus on the bad guys of the Star Wars universe. This isn't the first time we've stepped into the shoes of the Empire's best and brightest, but it's fascinating to go from "No real Battlefront campaign" to "A Battlefront campaign that lets you dive into the dark side."
EA didn't dive into too many story specifics, but they did note that Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren will be featured in the story as playable characters. They also noted that this story will be considered a part of the official Star Wars canon. You'll be able to enjoy this canonical story via the game's co-op campaign mode which can be played online and via split-screen for both consoles.
Additionally, the Battlefront 2 panelists confirmed that all film eras of Star Wars will be represented in the game's multiplayer mode. Joining these classic Star Wars generations will be a new class mode that allows players to unlock new abilities. Not only will you be able to upgrade your basic trooper, but the multiplayer's heroes will also be upgradable via a unique skill system.
Best of all, it sounds like Battlefront 2 will bring proper space battles back to the Battlefront universe. We know that Criterion will be handling the development of these space battles, but it's not quite clear whether or not these battles will be incorporated into the ground battles (which will be really cool to see!) or whether or not they will be separate match types.
The new one that came out did not really do it for me. I was hyped when the trailer came out and everything and the nostalgia came in, but I was disappointed. I'm gonna have to wait and see if this can do better.