While much of the Internet is in a tizzy over the Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer, gamers know that there is an equally exciting Star Wars related trailer right around the corner. Tomorrow, EA and DICE are set to give fans their first real look at Star Wars Battlefront 2 as part of a Star Wars Celebration panel.
To celebrate the looming reveal, EA decided to release a short Star Wars Battlefront 2 teaser that, while light on details, is sure to have the fan base speculating. That’s due in large part to the fact it aligns with and further fleshing out details from the leaked Battlefront 2 trailer that surfaced earlier this week.
Check out the teaser trailer below:
Once again, the marketing for Battlefront 2 puts the focus on a pilot, presumably one for the Empire, at the end of Return of the Jedi. Who she is and what her role is in the game is unclear, but fans have latched on to the symbol on the left side of her helmet. What exactly that symbol represents is unclear, but it could be a new faction that develops in the time between the Empire’s collapse and the rise of the First Order.
Where the leaked trailer seemingly split time between the single player campaign and multiplayer, this official teaser is solely focused on Star Wars Battlefront 2’s upcoming campaign. The footage also features narration by a female character, thought by most to be the or one of the main characters from that campaign. Those with good hears will also recognize the voice as that of Janina Gavankar, who speculation pegs as playing the female hero.
That being said, there’s no guarantee the campaign will focus on a “hero”; the leaked trailer shows an Empire trooper watching the Death Star explode. It’s very possible that at least part of the campaign will focus on a character that aligns with the dark side of the Force.
Of course what is missing from the trailer are all of the major reveals, like teases for the multiplayer and the reveal that characters from past Star Wars films will make an appearance. The money shot of the leaked trailer included Darth Maul, and suggested that heroes and villains from throughout the Star Wars universe will be playable. That’s in stark contrast to the first Star Wars Battlefront (reboot), which focused on the original trilogy, and added some Force Awakens nods as DLC.
For now, though, everything is speculation until DICE and EA take the stage at Star Wars Celebration tomorrow. Look for more details out of that presentation as soon as they hit.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 should release later this year for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.