DICE has revealed a mammoth new trailer for Star Wars Battlefront 2, with none other than John 'Finn' Boyega running down the features of a game which EA claims is triple the size of the previous Battlefront. Over the five minutes of footage, we get treated to a reveal of all 18 locations upon which Battlefront 2 will be set, spanning all three eras of the movies.
I’m not going to dispute that there’s a lot of game in here, including 14 different multiplayer locations. The new trilogy gets a look in thanks to Starkiller Base and Jakku, while you strange, strange fans of the prequel trilogy can feast on some Naboo action. A few planets are returning from the original, including Endor, Hoth and Sullust, along with some periphery planets that didn’t make it into the movies but are still well known in their own right, such as the Wookie planet of Kashyyyk.
The trailer kind of makes out that Star Wars Battlefront 2’s single-player campaign will only be set on Sullust, Pillio, Vardos and Bespin, although there’s no reason why it can’t take place in the multiplayer areas as well.
Aside from the obvious draw of a single-player Star Wars campaign, the likes of which we haven’t had in years, I have to say from my time with the beta I’m most please about the new class system. It adds heaps more depth to the gameplay, and while not exactly Rainbow 6: Siege in the complexity department, it does at least put Star Wars Battlefront II somewhere on the level of Battlefield 1. Each of classes feels really unique, including special abilities, weaponry and tailored movement.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is out on November 17th.