What I’m trying to say is it’s epic. We can argue about DICE’s gameplay decisions, and we can all call BS on the loot boxes, but DICE, Motive, and Criterion are nailing the look and sound of Star Wars.

All the iconic Star Wars imagery is here. From Rey to Boba Fett. AT-STs to X-Wings. Hell, the devs even tossed in some Tauntauns and those squid robot things from the prequels.

Today’s trailer is pretty much all about the multiplayer. EA heard fans clamoring for a story after the first Battlefront and are answering with a standalone story here, but the main chunk of most folks time will be spent online.

EA teases fights across all three eras of Star Wars. Heroes from all three. Vehicles from all three. I know DLC is free thanks to loot boxes, but I would pay if EA would give us some Old Republic DLC.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 will hit PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17th. We’ll see if Battlefront 2 can deliver what EA is promising.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t buying it. EA knows they have us here. I’m a Star Wars nut through and through, and Battlefront 2 looks insane. It doesn’t play too bad either.

I mostly enjoyed my time with the beta. I hated how much the Star Cards appeared to influenced gameplay, but we’ll have to wait and see how (and if) DICE decides to address those complaints in the full game. I just hope DICE manages to fix the first Battlefront’s biggest flaw. Depth.

Battlefront 1 looked and played the part. The problem was there just wasn’t enough there to keep me playing after a month. It looks like Battlefront 2 is fixing that with more maps, modes, and a revamped Starfighter Assault. The days of holding left trigger and getting automatic kills in your X-Wing are over.

And we’re finally getting a story. Iden Versio takes us through the reeling Empire as it deals with the immediate aftermath of the Emperor’s death and the destruction of the second Death Star.

The Emperor’s will lives on through droids called Sentinels (the red figure we see in the single-player trailer). These droids outline the Emperor’s contingency plan (activated after his death). Sentinels can provide orders, but they lack the Emperor’s presence. And honestly, who thinks Iden will stick with the Empire by the end of the story?

Star Wars Battlefront 2 caps off another great holiday season in gaming. Are you picking it up day one, or waiting a bit to finish off the games you already have?

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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