Star Wars: Battlefront Gets a Release Date, New Screens, and a Tie-in Mission to The Force Awakens

Well, thanks to the AP, the Star Wars: Battlefront embargo has been broken before the official reveal at Star Wars Celebration 2015, which is set to pop off in less than an hour, so all sorts of new details have been exposed for the game being developed by DICE.

Battlefront will take place mainly during the original trilogy, but there will be a free DLC mission for those who pre-order the title called the Battle of Jakku, which will help to fill in the gap between the end of Jedi and the events we will see in The Force Awakens. With this information in hand it’s now clear that the opening scene of the new trailer shows the remnants of this massive battle, which EA and DICE are describing as being the final showdown between the New Republic and the holdout Imperial forces that are stationed near the desert planet Jakku.

“Star Wars Battlefront will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™.” – from the official EA press release.

So I was definitely off in my analysis yesterday in regards to the crashed ships. They’re definitely from 30 years prior to the new trilogy’s timeline, and not recent crashes, so Finn must end up on Jakku’s surface in a TIE-Fighter or escape pod, and I’m thinking the former may be the case if you really drill into the new trailer.

In addition to the Battle for Jakku DLC news it was also revealed that Star Wars: Battlefront would release on November 17, 2015 for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The Battle for Jakku DLC will release before Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so look for it in early December. There are also a few new screenshots from the game, which you can check out below.

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