People are going nuts over this new ‘Star Wars’ game — here’s what we know

It’s no surprise that the big gameplay reveal for “Star Wars Battlefront 2” has been watched nearly 10 million times in just over a week.

Nothing quite gets people going like the whoosh-whoosh of a lightsaber – except for maybe wielding that lightsaber themselves, of course.

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Are you more of a Yoda, or more of a Darth Maul?
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And that’s exactly what you’ll get to do in the upcoming game, scheduled to launched on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Here’s everything we know about the game so far!


“Battlefront 2” takes place in the aftermath of “Return of the Jedi” (the final film in the original “Star Wars” trilogy). The second Death Star has just exploded, and you’re an Imperial soldier with revenge on the brain.

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Her name is Iden Versio, and she’s a brand new character for “Battlefront 2.”
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Rather than a saber-wielding Jedi, you’re a trooper. And that means guns instead of future-swords. This is a first-person shooter, first and foremost.

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More pew-pew than whoosh-whoosh.
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Through her journey of revenge, Iden will visit a variety of stunning locals.

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She’s also likely to hop into a fighter jet and take out fools, regardless of how pretty it is. More importantly, this means vehicle-based combat.

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This is an actual gameplay shot, believe it or not.
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Expect space battles as well!

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More than just normal Stormtroopers on her side, Versio has at least one Wookie gearing up for battle alongside her in “Battlefront 2.”

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You’re not just shooting enemies with lasers in exotic space locales in “Battlefront 2” — there are instances of actually playing as (and against) famous Star Wars characters. Like Yoda versus Darth Maul here:

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And Rey versus these Imperial troopers:

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This is from the game’s multiplayer section.
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There are large-scale battles in the game’s single-player campaign as well, sometimes with vehicles like this massive tank. This is the first major “Star Wars” campaign in a “Battlefront” game — they’re traditionally more multiplayer-focused affairs.

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Pretty rad!
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There are still a few months before “Star Wars Battlefront 2” launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on November 17, but the latest trailer should hold you over for a little while.