Star Wars: Battlefront II
Deluxe Edition: 11/14/2017, Standard Edition: 11/17/2017
About Star Wars: Battlefront II
Embark on an endless Star Wars action experience from the best-selling Star Wars HD video game franchise of all time.
Rush through waves of enemies on Starkiller Base with the power of your lightsaber in your hands. Storm through the jungle canopy of a hidden Rebel base on Yavin 4 with your fellow troopers, dispensing firepower from AT-STs. Line up your X-wing squadron for an attack on a mammoth First Order Star Destroyer in space. Or rise as a new Star Wars hero, Iden, an elite Imperial special forces soldier, and discover an emotional and gripping single-player story spanning thirty years.
Experience rich and living Star Wars multiplayer battlegrounds across all three eras: prequel, classic and new trilogy. Customize and upgrade your heroes, Starfighters, or troopers, each with unique abilities to exploit in battle. Ride tauntauns or take control of tanks and speeders. Down Star Destroyers the size of cities, use the Force to prove your worth against iconic characters such as Kylo Ren, Darth Maul or Han Solo, as you play a part in a gaming experience inspired by 40 years of timeless Star Wars films.
You can become the master of your own Star Wars journey.
A New Hero, a Story Untold
Jump into the boots of an elite special forces soldier, equally lethal on the ground and space, in an emotionally gripping new Star Wars campaign that spans over 30 years and bridges events between the films Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars The Force Awakens.
The Ultimate Star Wars Battleground
A Star Wars multiplayer universe unmatched in variety and breadth where up to 40 players fight as iconic heroes, authentic-to-era troopers, and where a massive array of vehicles on land and in the air battle through the galaxy.
Galactic-Scale Space Combat
Space combat has been designed for Star Wars: Battlefront II from the ground up with distinct handling, weapons and customization options. Join your squadron and weave between asteroid fields, fly through Imperial Dock Yards, and take down massive capital ships as you pilot legendary Starfighters in high-stakes dogfights with up to 24 players and 40 AI ships.
Master Your Hero
Not just an iconic hero — your hero. Master your craft with customizable character progression. Upgrade abilities unique to each hero, trooper class, and Starfighter. Use these abilities to adapt and modify your character's powers, either as lethal active effects on your opponents, helpful status boosts, or tactical assistance, to counter any opponent on the battlefront.
Star Wars: Battlefront II
In the fall of 2015, just in time for a new era in Star Wars movies, EA Games released Star Wars: Battlefront. It had been a long time coming, but the wait was worth it. This was a solid game, and one that made great use of the next-gen computing power of our current gaming systems. And as good as that game was, this year's Star Wars: Battlefront II looks to be even better.
I have always been a fan of single-player campaigns, but this had been an area of opportunity for Star Wars: Battlefront (2015). Star Wars: Battlefront II (the original from 2005) had done a great job prefacing their single-player missions with background and objectives that fit into the battlefield we were about to land on. I remember fondly listening to the voiceovers from a stormtrooper in the "Fighting 501st" as we went from the secret weapon of the republic to the personal army of the emperor. Prior to this, I would never have empathized with these faceless, monochromatic enemies. Because I had that experience, I am very excited to hear that the story we are getting in Star Wars: Battlefront II is told from the other side of the battle, and this time as a member of Inferno Squad, an elite forces team loyal to the emperor. The story picks up on the heels of the Empire's defeat at Endor, and I'm personally very excited to see what happened around the galaxy in the intermittent time between the original trilogy and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I hope we have many questions answered, such as why the Skywalker twins go in such different directions, and how the fall of the Empire gives way to the rise of the First Order. Just thinking about it makes me want to start playing this game today!
Heroes and Villains
One of my favorite aspects of the Star Wars: Battlefront series is being able to play as my favorite characters from the movies. I feel a little more swagger when I take to the field as Han Solo, or more dignified as Luke. Despite my affinity toward the light side, however, I can't help but revel in the experience of playing as Darth Vader and using my lightsaber, as well as the dark side of the force, to take down any enemies in my path. Expect to see your favorites from the past as well as new characters such as Rey and Kylo Ren.
A Return to Space (Battles)
I feel like I could stop there and this game would be on my list of games to pre-order already, but I'm very glad to know that the EA team kept going. Honestly, part of why these were originally called Star Wars to begin with was the battles that happened in space! Returning in Star Wars: Battlefront II are space battles. Captain the Millennium Falcon or take the stick in Luke's iconic X-Wing fighter. Space battles promise to be bigger than ever, and when the game releases in November we'll be able to see how we rank in 24-player dogfights. Don't be at all surprised if you find yourself coming back to the space battles again and again.