Note: This article will be updated as new information becomes available.
After the mixed reviews for EA's Star Wars Battlefront, mainstream developer DICE is trying to listen to the fans' issues and come back swinging with 2017's highly anticipated sequel: Star Wars Battlefront 2.
'Star Wars Battlefront 2' At A Glance
- Full Title: Star Wars Battlefront 2
- Release Date: Holiday 2017
- Developers: DICE, Motive Games & Criterion Games
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
What Is 'Star Wars Battlefront 2'?
A sequel to the visually impressive and divisive Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Battlefront 2 will see gamers taking to some of the most famous locations in the Star Wars universe, to do eternal team deathmatch-styled battle against evil. Or good, depending on your preference, on land, air and the darkness of space.
'Star Wars Battlefront 2' News & Rumors
- Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer to premiere at Star Wars Celebration '17?
Despite there being no trailer to date, rumor suggests Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be introduced to media sources and fans this Star Wars Celebration, starting April 13th, 2017.
- Amazon listing confirms price but no release date
Amazon UK currently have a placeholder for the new game at £59.99, but as of yet has no set release date, age rating, or official box art.
- Singleplayer mode will build upon last year's game
A singleplayer campaign has finally been confirmed. With it being something players very much wanted from the latest Battlefront, the fans have welcomed the news brought to them by this tweet:
DICE did amazingly well with the Battlefield 1 campaign, so we all have high hopes for what a Star Wars Battlefront 2 campaign could bring.
- Star Wars Battlefront 2 to tie in with Star Wars: Episode VIII?
The new Star Wars films are set to be used as source material. 2015's Star Wars Battlefront was only based off of the original films, although did have a DLC for Rogue One.
Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released on December 15, 2017, which will likely be just after Star Wars Battlefront 2's release, so we can assume that there wont be too much shared content due to time restraints. However, if EA/DICE continue with the DLC content then we should still see some content based off the new film.
There was a mention of Jar-Jar Binks by Paul Keslin as something a lot of fans had been asking for, so we could see the polarizing figure in the upcoming game. Which would be hilarious.
'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Trailer
There's no trailer to speak of, as of yet, so keep your fingers crossed and your eyes pinned right here for its eventual unveiling.
What's New In 'Star Wars Battlefront 2'?
'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Game Modes
- Story Mode
After a multitude of complaints from fans, DICE and EA have finally decided on bringing a much needed story mode to Star Wars Battlefront 2, that will play out over multiple eras in Star Wars history. EA's Motive Studios, based in Montreal, Canada, is developing.
- Play Against Bots
Star Wars Battlefront 2 will also be getting the long awaited inclusion of a skirmish mode where you play against A.I. bots of varying difficulty.
'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Planets
Here are the planets that we've seen so far in the latest Battlefront game:
- Scarif (Rogue One)
- Death Star (Not a planet)
Most of these appeared in some shape or form in the previous Battlefront games so it's not like DICE can't revisit places like Naboo or Kashyyyk, but seeing as they seem to want to focus more on the new films there's a large element of guessing involved here.
It's important to note that we've already been to Scarif and Jakku, but as of yet no maps have been set on Takodana, D'Qar, Starkiller Base, and also Ahch-To (as unlikely as it may be).
'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Characters
There were 14 Hero Characters in DICE's Star Wars Battlefront:
- Han Solo
- Darth Vader
- Boba Fett
- Lando Calrissian
- Emperor Palpatine
- Jyn Erso
- Orson Krennic
- Nien Nunb
We can almost certainly guess that Rey, Finn (FN-2187) and Kylo Ren will be involved in Star Wars Battlefront 2 as they haven't made an appearance yet. I would also imagine Poe Dameron, Armitage Hux, Saw Gerrera and other fan favorites may (hopefully) not be too far behind. What characters would you like to see in Star Wars Battlefront 2?
'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Release Date
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is slated for an atypical Holiday 2017 release date, which puts it in line nicely with the impending eighth episode of the Star Wars story. No official release date has been revealed though at this time.
What do you want to see in Star Wars Battlefront 2? We want to hear your wild fan theories in the comments below!