Saturday April 15, 2017

Star Wars: Battlefront II Makes the Imperials the Good Guys

Electronic Arts has officially unwrapped the Battlefront sequel, which will feature a much-requested single-player mode that takes players to the dark side. The campaign, taking place immediately after the events of Return of the Jedi, will let Star Wars fans see things from the Imperial perspective as a female TIE Fighter pilot and commando. The Emperor did nothing wrong.

آ…Battlefront II will let players take on the role of Iden, member of the elite Inferno Squadron, who Motive game director Mark Thompson described as a "TIE Fighter [pilot] / commando hybrid" with an array of special skills and leadership abilities. The narrative itself kicks off in the final moments of Return of the Jedi, when Iden آ— having just taken down some Rebels on the forest moon of Endor آ— looks up in disbelief as the second Death Star is blown to pieces. At that point she decides to avenge her fallen Emperor, with the game’s ensuing story serving to fill in the gaps between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, which took place some 30 years later.