Star Wars Celebration Orlando: Highlights from EA’s Panel on Battlefront 2

EA’s panel for their future release of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 was filled with lots on interesting revelations about the game. Let’s get right into it…



First of all the game will get its worldwide release on November 17, 2017. And the story campaign will be considered a Star Wars canon!


During the panel EA presented their product as “The most ambitious title EA has ever embarked upon.”


The creators wanted to tell a story from the Empire’s point of view. What does a stormtrooper feel when he/she looks up and sees the destruction of the Death Star at the end of the Return of the Jedi?


The single player campaign will put you in the shoes of Imperial special forces commander of Inferno Squad – Iden Versio.



The game takes place after the Return of the Jedi and the creators expressed their gratitude that they have a huge timespan for their story since the next Star Wars canon story happens 30 years later.


Some of you might recognize the name Inferno Squad. That’s because a few months ago the official site announced a new novel with the same name. The novel was said to be set shortly after the events of Rogue One and that it will focus on the perspective of a group of Imperial operatives as they go after the scattered Partisans, formerly led by Saw Gerrera. Christie Golden, who previously worked on the novelization of the unproduced Dark Disciple episodes of The Clone Wars, was revealed to be writing the book.



Now Christie Golden herself walked on stage and revealed the cover of the novel and its new title: Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad (see above). The novel will be released on July 25, 2017.


Here are some of the other highlights from the panel:


  • There will be multiple new locations. One of them is the imperial world of Vardos:


  • The story follows Iden’s journey. She will cross paths with famous characters.
  • In the story you can play as Rey, Luke, Yoda, Darth Maul, and more.



  • All Star Wars eras will be playable on multiplayer
  • There will be more weapons, more vehicles and more characters
  • EA introduces classes. You will be able to unlock new abilities and improve and upgrade your characters and vehicles/ships



  • There will be many possibilities in story mode
  • We are going to locations we haven’t been before and they will feel alive
  • Space battles will be a significant part of the game
  • Maps announced so far include Yavin 4, Mos Eisley, and Starkiller Base.



EA subscribers will be able to play the  game on November 9th. If you pre-order Battlefront II, you will get exclusive The Last Jedi Kylo Ren and Rey themed looks.



Here’s the Battlefront 2 trailer again in case you missed it:





And here are some images shown during the panel:


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30 thoughts on “Star Wars Celebration Orlando: Highlights from EA’s Panel on Battlefront 2

  • April 15, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Yes, a game from the empire’s pov! Plus new and classic characters? I’m completely sold.

    • April 15, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      It’s easy to say this should have been Battlefront 1, but it kind of should have been. But I really love the campaign, which IS canon and even gets a book. But I’m wondering how much we will get from each trilogy, prequel trilogy should get quite some maps. I’d love to see Geonosis like in BF2.

      • April 16, 2017 at 5:56 am

        i would love to see something new.

      • April 16, 2017 at 7:15 am

        The book is a prequel, but yes, the storyline to the video game is canon.

    • April 16, 2017 at 1:59 am

      Time for another TIE-Figher game.

  • April 15, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Honestly, they should use Frostbite to make a TV series.

  • April 15, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Well… I’m torn. Do I risk buying a half completed game for $60. Or do I wait a year for sure and get the same game for $60 with all the DLC.

    It’s hard to trust them enough for a preorder… especially when you know the DLC will be pricey.

    • April 15, 2017 at 11:58 pm

      I’m probably going to wait for reviews just to be sure, but I think they learned their lesson.

    • April 16, 2017 at 4:49 am

      Wait for the reviews.

  • April 15, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Holy fudge yes, Kamino! ahhhhh

  • April 16, 2017 at 12:54 am

    The fact that people in the story group don’t like the word canon makes me think they have the wrong damn job, since that is literally what their job is, to coordinate all the stories with canon.

    • April 16, 2017 at 1:19 am

      Are all the new games going to be canon stories? I doubt it. That would really limit their creative freedom.

      • April 16, 2017 at 7:14 am

        i’m sure that once the sequel trilogy is over, Lucasfilm will have plenty of fun filling the gap between VI and VII with video game after video game.

    • April 16, 2017 at 4:48 am

      You misunderstand his point and that is not their job. I think they know it better than you.

  • April 16, 2017 at 1:04 am


    • April 16, 2017 at 1:58 am

      Ha! Exactly what we’ve all been demanding for so long. Roger! /s

    • April 16, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      roger roger.

  • April 16, 2017 at 1:43 am

    One thing is for sure though. The graphics look incredible!
    This trailer is almost like a movie.
    We’ve come a long way from pyramide boobed Lara Croft…

  • April 16, 2017 at 4:20 am

    So far it looks like they’re knocking it out of the park. I’m really liking everything I see here!

  • April 16, 2017 at 5:07 am

    Can we put a moratorium on that hackneyed behind the back shot the book cover? I swear to fucking God it’s been used on 10 film posters alone this decade, Someone actually did collage of them somewhere it’s so common now.

    • April 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      Yeah but what else are they going to do? Some ships in space? A helmet in the dirt? It’s all be done to death really. Heck every idea I’m thinking of right now has been done in some shape or form.

      Ok… dogs dressed up in Star Wars cosplay… playing Sabacc.

      • April 16, 2017 at 3:35 pm

        So like that dogs playing pool painting? So cliche… 😉

        • April 16, 2017 at 4:21 pm

          Not for Star Wars. That’d be insanely original… and bold of them. Also slightly stupid but that goes back to my point of every other option that fits them being done 😛

  • April 16, 2017 at 7:12 am

    The hype is unreal.

  • April 16, 2017 at 9:19 am

    surprised they never mentioned anything about VR, especially after how good the Battlefront VR Mission was received, hopefully because there’s a full X-Wing / TIE Fighter VR game in the works.

  • April 16, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Has it been mentioned whether they’re going the same route as Battlefront 1, and having several pay for DLCs?

    • April 16, 2017 at 1:42 pm

      Think that they haven’t said otherwise is confirmation that they will continue with the DLC route.

    • April 16, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      The director of the game has said there will be no season pass. They don’t want to divide the community.

      However… EA has yet to announce anything. Apparently it’s still not decided but the director’s comments gives one hope.

      • April 16, 2017 at 9:48 pm

        Roundup of comments from around the intertubes is actually…very encouraging so far. besides the no season pass thing, sounds like another company has been brought in to completely redo the vehicle system (in particular ditching the pickup system altogether), star cards are gone in favor of true classes which will have progression which you can earn either offline or online, ships with local co-op splitscreen, and the overall feeling they want to go for is much, more heroes, but done in a way where it’s reasonable for a non-hero to take them out, battles MUCH more like the original two games sense of being thrown into a battle in the SW universe. I’m waiting until after the thing hits shelves because ‘fool me once’, but it actually sounds like they may have learned from their mistakes.

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