EA has revealed the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II will allow players to take part in an epic battle in the city of Theed, the capital of Naboo, and the first look will be revealed in just over a week.
EA has once again opted to host its own dedicated event, EA Play, rather than participate in E3 this year. EA Play 2017 will be held from June 10-12 at the Palladium in Hollywood, California where the American video game publisher will host a massive multiplayer live stream revealing the first look at gameplay from the upcoming game at 12:30 p.m. PT on June 10. The live stream will feature heroes such as Rey and Darth Maul in a cross-era battle set in the city of Theed.
Fans have the opportunity to tweet at @EAStarWars about why you love to play Star Wars games for the chance to win a flight out to EA Play 2017 and take part in the Assault on Theed live stream. The hashtags #EAStarWarsSweepstakes and #AssaultonTheed must be included in your tweet. You can check the official rules on EA’s website here.
Star Wars Battlefront II follows Iden Versio (Janina Gavankar), the commander of a group of Imperial special forces known as the Inferno Squad. The story begins with the Inferno Squad reeling in the aftermath of the Battle of Endor after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and takes us all the way up to The First Order’s debut in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Star Wars Battlefront II won’t hit game store shelves until this fall, but you can already pre-order the game for new Kylo Ren and Rey costumes from Star Wars: The Last Jedi plus ability upgrades and more. EA Access or Origin Access Members will also be able to the play the first trial of the game beginning. November 9. Those who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition will be able to play starting November 14.
Star Wars Battlefront II will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on Origin for PC November 17, 2017. You can check out the full details on the games multiplayer experience here.