EA just released the Gameplay Launch Trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront and if that super nostalgic/emotional advert they had released earlier didn't sell you on the game. Then this next trailer definitely will.
With video games, especially these new ones, I try to keep myself "unsullied" until the last possible second [that basically means I purposely avoid the marketing campaigns for games, I should start doing this with movies, probably, maybe]. So, for the longest time I knew that this game existed and was coming out this year. But I didn't know it looked this good. Check out the trail below.
Watching this trailer got me so unbelievably hype that I could not stop yelling "YO, WHAT, YO, WHAT" at my computer screen. I did this internally, of course. I mean, if I started screaming those words the way I was doing it in my head I'm pretty sure everyone around me would start freaking out and then they'd know my life is so meaningless that video games are the only things that give me any sort of pleasure.
Sad-guy-bullshit aside though. This game looks amazing. There are a couple of key moments that really sell this game for me. Here's a list because it's too hard to organize my thoughts since, you know, I'M FUCKING HYPE ABOUT THIS GAME MAN.
-- When the bikespeeder things come and the player character uses his jetpack to jump away
-- Running through the battlefield seeing an X-Wing fly overhead
-- The size of the AT-ATs and AT-STs in comparison to the player character
-- HERO CHARACTERS, HAN, LEIA, FETT, VADER, LUKE, THEY'RE ALL HERE
-- All the different character models on the Rebel side. Seeing a Twi'lek was really cool.
But in all honesty, I'm more excited for the aerial combat. Because I love X-Wings, A-Wings (especially the A-Wing) TIE Fighters, TIE Bombers, anything.
Look at that screenshot above. Look at the HUD. That means this is what it'll look like if you decide to play with the camera view outside the cockpit. This looks like the movies. You know what, actually, no. It doesn't look like the movies.
It looks like the time in my childhood when I owned an X-Wing, A-Wing, and TIE Fighter and my imagination would go insane. This is exactly how I pictured it. Imagining those weird laser noises, the static of the radio telling me what to do, listening to the beeps and boops of the Astromech droid hooked up to the back of the ship.
I don't know how they did it but they made my dream and imagination a reality. If there are other universes, parallel ones, etc. When I die, I want to be reincarnated in the Star Wars Universe just so I could have a chance to become an X-Wing pilot. Everything I love is not real and that is a giant bummer.
Anyway, check out the Fighter Squadron gameplay trailer below and squee with me until you can't squee anymore.
Star Wars: Battlefront comes out on November 17th, 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.