A couple of days ago EA released another teaser for their upcoming game Star Wars: Battlefront and it sheds some light on the Battle of Jakku which is exclusive to this game (at least that's what I'm assuming). The teaser trailer isn't very long but it sets the tone for what how intense this battle in the Star Wars Universe was.
I think one of the most interesting bits about this piece of content is that it takes place before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and since Jakku is the planet we see our protagonists of the film, I think it's an amazing piece of cross-promotion. It gives the hardcore Star Wars fan (me) a little more lore than someone who isn't into the video game side of the Universe.
The one thing that I'm worried about is that Star Wars: Battlefront looks like it's a multiplayer focused game, so building some lore within the game through a multiplayer match seems like the oddest way to go about showcasing this particular piece of lore. I know the ability to imply certain things through the use of objective types and level design is a possibility but part of me would much rather explore the world without having to deal with actual, real people on my team or the other.
Regardless of all that though, I'm still excited to play through the Battle of Jakku after December 8th when it's free for everyone who didn't pre-order the game. Yeah, you read that right. Star Wars: Battlefront isn't locking away content to those who pre-ordered the game. Sure, I'll get it a week later but at least I don't have to pay anything or wait more than a year.
All that aside, below is one moment (and a lot of caps locked sentences) about how pumped I am.
Here are some thoughts on my favorite moment:
-- IS THAT STAR DESTROYER COMING DOWN BEHIND THAT AT-AT?
-- THERE ARE X-WINGS AND TIES AND WALKERS, OH MY. ALL AT ONCE.
-- wait, is this gameplay? I hope so.
-- THIS LOOKS INTENSE.
I had a lot more thoughts on this trailer but I'm more interested in yours. Did this small teaser satisfy your excitement for the game? Are you as confused as I am when it comes to how the Battle of Jakku content will be handled?
Star Wars: Battlefront will be in stores on November 17th, 2015