What is the best way to showcase the multiplayer of your brand new and shiny Star Wars game? Probably showing the coolest battle of the best movie in the saga.
Yet, that wouldn’t be original, so Electronic Arts will debut the multiplayer feature of Star Wars Battlefront II at EA Play with the assault on Theed from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Yep, you heard it right. They’re showing what’s probably the most boring battle in the lamest film of the whole saga.
I guess the good folks at EA DICE understand that might be a problem, so they’re giving it a few twists. They’re adding clone troopers and… Rey? My head hurts, so i’m just going to let you read their own description.
“Sleek N-1 Starfighters and Vulture Droids scream overhead spewing light and fire. Nimble AT-RT Walkers race around corners, pursued by roaring AATs. Agile Clone Jet Troopers hop from rooftop to rooftop, while rampaging B2 Super Battle Droids level everything in their path. Armies of Clones and Droids sprint across cover, their blazing weapons shattering the tranquility of the once-peaceful capital of Naboo. And at the center of the swirling melee the lightsabers and Darth Maul and Rey cut swaths through the ranks of the battling troopers.
Prepare for the Assault on Theed! On June 10 at 12:30 PM PT, Darth Maul and other cross-era heroes enter the battlefield in a massive multiplayer livestream gameplay event you won’t want to miss. You might even become part of creating it.”
All we need now, is Jar Jar Binks and playable gungans.
The livestream will feature a 40-player (20 vs 20) battle set during the not-so-iconic assault on the royal palace of Naboo, which will be one of the multiplayer maps from the prequel trilogy that will be included in the game.
Of course, the stream will also feature a cast of “Star Wars Battlefront II Game Changers” in the form of “YouTube stars, Twitch streamers, and more.”
Recently, we heard that Electronic Arts estimates to ship at least 14 million copies of the game by March 31st, 2018, even if they hope to move more than that.
If you want to see more about Star Wars Battlefront II, you can check out the reveal trailer, the standard and deluxe edition, our roundup with the new elements introduced in the game, and some really gorgeous screenshots and pieces of artwork.
The game will be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC on November 17th, 2017.