Star Wars: Battlefront got a lot of things right in rebooting the franchise, but it focused exclusively on multiplayer, had some balancing issues, and had a limited number of locations and characters. Battlefront II and ME: Shadow of Mordor will eat the rest of my year. Exponentially more modes, planets, maps, heroes/villains, plus a single-player campaign that looks to have real information for SW fans about the gap inbetween Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The opportunity to mix all three eras, the gorgeous graphics, and-really-because this is something Star Wars, makes this must-buy. Plus, free The Last Jedi DLC content will start to arrive free for players the first week of December. If you bought the deluxe version, you’re a go at midnight tonight, but for everyone else, the game will release November 17, 2017, on Xbox One, PC, and PS4. Achievements and gameplay details below, courtesy of xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront II Complete Achievement List (Xbox, Playstation, PC – 2017)
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eaturing 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. Continue reading Star Wars: Battlefront II Launch Trailer (Xbox, Playstation, PC – 2017)
Star Wars: Battlefront II looks like the game Star Wars: Battlefront should have been. It has exponentially more modes, planets, heroes/villains, and vehicles as well as a badly-needed story campaign. This is a perfect example of Lucasfilm integrating different media to flesh out the Star Wars universe. A novel, Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden, came out in July to serve as a prequel to this video game’s campaign. The campaign is as canon as the novel and the movies, and serves to help bridge the period of time between the end of Return of the Jedi and the beginning of The Force Awakens. You’ll play as an elite squadron of TIE Fighter pilots: Inferno Squad, who were off-base when the Death Star II was blown up. They are given a posthumous mission to stamp out the Rebels by Emperor Palpatine, and you get to play from the Imperial perspective: to see the Rebellion as a terror organization and a threat to galactic stability. It’s a unique perspective that I don’t think we’ve ever gotten in a Star Wars video game. It looks gorgeous, and the story is really intriguing. Star Wars Battlefront II will release for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC on November 17, 2017.
“May the Fourth be with you!”
“And also with you!”
If you can have this exchange with someone today, this person is someone to not ignore the other 364 days of the year. Today is, of COURSE, the greatest unofficial holiday on the calendar: Star Wars Day! Not Cinco de Mayo eve, but a celebration of the greatest fictional universe and the state of that fictional universe has never been stronger. Star Wars never really went away, but it hasn’t been mainstream cool like this since the Original Trilogy in the early 1980’s. We’ve had two outstanding films from Disney that have established enough good will and confidence in the franchise’s future that they’re not pushing The Last Jedi the way they did Rogue One and The Force Awakens. They know we’re on-board. What they are consistently doing is making sure the EU is promoting upcoming projects and is living up to the quality standards they’ve established for films. Novels, Comics,TV Shows, Video Games; all of it ties back to strengthening the brand as a whole and supporting the films. So we know what lies at the end of the 2017, but that’s far from the only Star Wars projects to look forward to while we count the days to TLJ. Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You! Happy Star Wars Day 2017!!!
The original Star Wars Battlefront games had single player modes that were integral to the enjoyment of the game, and DICE made a big mistake omitting a campaign from its revival of the franchise. Normally video game trailers don’t come on the site until launch, but we are all Star Wars geeks, and Star Wars video games are canon now (the first Battlefront is how the brought back Boba Fett post ROTJ). This campaign reveal looks amazingly epic, spanning the destruction of the second Death Star to the rise of The First Order. I was not pleased with the multiplayer-only first installment, but this trailer has me changing my mind. Read more below from Coming Soon for all the details. Continue reading Trailer Time: Star Wars Battlefront II (2017 – Xbox, Playstation)