Star Wars fans, it’s time to rejoice: our first look at Star Wars Battlefront II is nearly here. EA announced today that the sequel to the popular online shooter will make its debut on April 15. It will be shown during the “The Galaxy wide Premiere of Star Wars Battlefront 2” panel. You’ll be able to watch online.
Star Wars Battlefront II is coming this year!
— Electronic Arts (@EA) March 29, 2017
During the session, developers from DICE, Criterion and Motive will offer a glimpse at the game and debut the first trailer. It was previously announced that Jade Raymond’s EA Motive and development studio Criterion were lending DICE a hand on the title.
It’s not clear what portions of the Star Wars story and universe the sequel will focus on, but there’s plenty of tantalizing material that still has yet to be covered. And while the first game drew its fair share of criticism, it’s likely we’ll see DICE carry feedback from the first game over to the sequel.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 is expected to be a larger game with more locations, more heroes and even more characters spanning multiple Star Wars eras. It will also “leverage content” from Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens and Episode 8: The Last Jedi.