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Star Wars Battlefront II will have three times more game than the last one

by: Nicholas -
More On: Star Wars Battlefront II (2017)

Star Wars Battlefront II's got a new video out today, featuring everyone's favorite rogue trooper, John "FN 2187" Boyega. It's an exposition dump of the features, locations, gameplay, and eye-poppingly gorgeous graphics. 

The locations shown in the game include fourteen planets for multiplayer, and four for single-player only.

For multiplayer, it's got Death Star II, Kashyyk, Ryloth, Jakku, Endor, Hoth, Kamino, Starkiller Base, Yavin 4, Mos Eisley, Unknown Regions, Naboo, Takodana, and Fondor. It's not entirely clear whether some of these maps will be exclusive to certain modes, or whether there will be dual versions (land and space) for each. 

For single-player, the featured planets are Sullust, Pillio, Vardos, and Bespin. Again, it's not entirely clear whether these planets are exclusive to the Campaign mode, or the new Arcade mode (more information on that below). 

There is a heavy emphasis on explaining the Star Cards, Classes, and Battle Points, as well. The classes included are Assault, Heavy, Specialist, and Officer. Battle Points are points players can earn by helping out their team, and using them can bring in special troopers, vehicles, and heroes. Star Cards are back, and can now be crafted and found during gameplay. They can bring in all the perks mentioned above with battle points, but are now just faster ways to bring those changes about. 

The game will launch with five modes: Starfighter and Galactic Assault, Blast, Strike, and Heroes Vs. Villains. Blast is fast-paced, team vs. team; Strike is objective-based, probably similar to Battlefield's Rush mode; Galactic Assault is a twenty vs. twenty gameplay mode, and has progressively achieved goals not unlike Battlefield 1's War Mode. Starfighter Assault is all about the space battles, replete with explosions and flashy maneuvers. 

Single-player mode consists of the much-publicized campaign featuring newcomer Iden Versio, as well as a new mode called Arcade. This can be done on one's own, as well as in split screen. It sounds similar to the previous game's Skirmish mode, although this time, hopefully it'll be a bit more challenging and fun to play. 

Watch the trailer below, Star Wars Battlefront II releases November 17th.

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