Jump into Epic Multiplayer Battle Fantasies, Pilot a Starfighter in
Intense Space Dogfights, and Experience a New, Untold Story in one of
the Most ExpansiveStar Wars Games Yet
Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi, the First Free* Season of
Themed Content, Inspired by the Upcoming Film Star Wars™: The Last Jedi™
will Include Finn, Captain Phasma, a New Chapter in Iden Versio’s Story
in Single Player and More
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and Lucasfilm Ltd., released one of the year’s most highly-anticipated games, Star Wars™
Battlefront™ II. Winner of the Game Critics Award for Best Online
Multiplayer at E3 2017, DICE, Motive Studios and Criterion Games joined
forces to create one of the most robust Star Wars™ gaming
experiences to date. Fans can immerse themselves in a game that’s nearly
three times the size of its predecessor with more heroes, locations and
vehicles from every cinematic era, deeper customization, progression,
and enhanced space battles. Star
WarsBattlefront II allows players to live out their own Star
Warsfantasies as a trooper on the ground, an ace pilot dogfighting
in space, and an epic hero dominating the battlefront. In the all-new
single player campaign, players will experience a previously untold Star
Wars story from the unique perspective of Iden Versio, leader of the
Imperial special forces unit, Inferno Squad.
“With Star Wars Battlefront II, we wanted to pay homage to the
legacy of the Star Wars franchise and recognize how much each era
has meant to so many people,” said Matt Webster, Executive Producer of Star
Wars Battlefront II. “We built the game based upon what fans loved
about the first game and feedback of what they wanted more of, including
adding a single-player story, experiencing the ultimate Star Wars
battleground across all cinematic eras, and shifting to an event and
narrative driven live service that keeps the community together.”
Star Wars Battlefront II allows fans to play as and against Star
Wars’ most feared villains and cherished heroes
in DICE’s rich multiplayer experience, including Darth Maul, Rey, Yoda,
and joining this December, Finn and Captain Phasma. There’s something
for everyone in six
different multiplayer modes: Starfighter Assault, Galactic Assault,
Strike, Blast, Heroes vs. Villains, and Arcade. High in variety and
breadth, Galactic Assault allows up to 40 players to step into battle as
one of four distinct classes with a massive
array of vehicles and customizable weapons in new in-game locations
including Yavin 4’s jungle canopies, Kamino’s cloning facilities, and
Kashyyyk’s Wookiee filled forests. Space
combat has been designed from the ground up and brought to life by
the legendary Criterion Games in Starfighter Assault, featuring distinct
handling, weapons, and customization options through Star Cards. Players
can immerse themselves in thrilling, multi-stage battles in space and
choose from three unique starfighter classes and iconic hero ships
including Darth Maul’s Scimitar and Poe Dameron’s T-70 X-wing. In
Arcade, fans can jump into offline single-player or on consoles,
split-screen couch co-op, allowing them to take on AI enemies and hone
their skills across a variety of scenarios.
New to Star Wars Battlefront II is a carefully crafted and
authentic Star Wars story developed by Motive Studios in
partnership with Lucasfilm. The campaign
helps to tell the story of what happened in the empire after the events
of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi from the perspective of an all
new hero, Iden
Versio, leader of Inferno Squad. In addition to exploring iconic
locations from the films, players will be introduced to new ones
including the coral planet of Pillio and Iden’s home planet of Vardos.
“With Star Wars Battlefront II, the teams have brought to life a
period of Star Wars that hasn’t previously been explored in the
films,” said Steve Blank, Creative Executive, Lucasfilm Story Group.
“We’ve worked diligently to craft a compelling story of what it’s like
to view a familiar conflict from a very different perspective by
allowing players to experience the Battle of Endor and destruction of
the second Death Star as an Imperial.”
Following the launch of the game, all players who own Star Wars Battlefront
II will be able to experience free themed seasons that can include a mix
of new locations, characters, challenges, live events, rewards and more
in a world that’s constantly growing with the community. The first
season, Star Wars Battlefront II The Last Jedi, inspired by the upcoming
film, Star Wars™: The Last Jedi™, will start on December 5th
when players can choose to align with the First Order or fight for the
resistance. Then on December 13th, things will kick into high gear when
fans will get access to Finn and Captain Phasma as playable characters,
the new planet Crait, a new space location in D’Qar, daily and weekly
challenges and rewards. Players can also continue their journey as Iden
Versio in Star Wars Battlefront II Resurrection, a new chapter in
the single-player campaign.
Star Wars Battlefront II is now available worldwide on
PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and on Origin
for PC. To join the Star Wars Battlefront II conversation,
please visit www.facebook.com/EAStarWars,
follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/EAStarWars
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Press assets for Star Wars Battlefront II are available at http://pressinfo.ea.com.
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and
tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the
In fiscal year 2017, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.8 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Star Wars™
Battlefront™, Need for Speed™, Dragon Age™ and Plants vs. Zombies™. More
information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.
EA SPORTS, The Sims, Need for Speed, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies, and
Battlefield are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL,
NHL, NBA, PGA TOUR, UFC and FIFA are the property of their respective
owners and used with permission. STAR WARS © & TM 2017 Lucasfilm Ltd.
“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment
ABOUT LUCASFILM LTD.:
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is
a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment
production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production,
the company’s activities include visual effects and audio
post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive
entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising
activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR
WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm
Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.
STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or
copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd.
and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.
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separately), all game updates, internet connection, EA account, and, for
console players, Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership (each
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