From Stormtrooper teasers to movie trailers, this has been a big week for fans of the force. Star Wars Celebration kicked off in Anaheim this morning and over the next two days plenty of news surrounding the franchise’s movies, video games, and comics will be dropping. After waiting in a long line for hours (and having pizza delivered by JJ Abrams), the fans at Star Wars Celebration got to soak in a lot of news this afternoon. Luckily, everyone at home gets to join in on the fun as well thanks to some live streams and quick YouTube uploads.
The first gameplay trailer for Star Wars Battlefront won’t premiere until sometime during Friday’s festivities, but there is still plenty for video game fans to be excited about. In addition to the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, today’s gathering also led to the unveiling of a ten second Battlefront teaser and possibly an accidental release date announcement.
The short teaser runs on a loop as part of the promotional materials for the Celebration event and features a closer look at the highly-detailed Stormtrooper model. The forest-themed scene in the short Star Wars Battlefront video will remind movie fans of Return of the Jedi thanks to the speeder bike chase scene. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the iconic vehicles in a video game, but if the hype surrounding the game is accurate, it could be the best looking video game incarnation the bikes have seen.
The Star Wars Battlefront website seems to be preparing for tomorrow’s big announcements and may have jumped the gun on a few things. A new image was posted on the site this morning, and while checking it out, a few fans noticed that the source code now mentions the game’s yet to be announced release date…
“Available November 17, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.”
If the source code alt text is accurate, then Star Wars Battlefront will likely be one of the hottest games this holiday season. It would hit shelves just one month before the film’s release and benefit from both Star Wars-mania and the usual holiday video game shopping rush.
At this point, the teams at Electronic Arts or DICE have yet to confirm the Star Wars Battlefront release date and we don’t expect an official statement from either company until tomorrow’s presentation.
What do you think of the Star Wars Battlefront images that have been released so far? Is the game going to live up to the hype? Let us know in the comments.
Star Wars Battlefront has no official release date yet, but if the leak is accurate, it will be available November 17 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
In case you missed it, here’s the Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser, as well…