The long-anticipated Star Wars Battlefront 2 game is packed to the brim with action, plot twists and more. Any self-respecting Star Wars enthusiast will have a keen idea of what to expect, story-wise, having watched the single and multiplayer trailer a few times just for good measure. However, not many people are aware that EA and DICE have made the decision to bring back an original Star Wars character back from the dead for a small cameo appearance, and this could make the game even more successful.
Battle Front 2 takes players straight into the action, just like a CAD casino. The game kicks off somewhere towards the end of Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. This is the part just before the rebels are able to penetrate the Empire’s defences and destroy the Death Star. If you are one of those players who always want to be one of the good guys, then you might want to think twice about this one. In Battlefront 2, you are not part of Lano Calrissian’s team and you won’t be doing battle alongside the Ewoks on Endor. You won’t have any part in the epic showdown between Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. What you will get, is the chance to experience it all from the Empire’s perspective.
Players in Battlefront 2 are put firmly in the shoes of Inferno Squad commander Iden Versio. So, while the rebels are celebrating the destruction of the Empire, you and your stressed-out crew are desperately trying to find a way to escape Endor. The good news is that the Empire has a game plan lined up already. This is where the original Star Wars character makes a surprising reappearance. You may remember that Emperor Palpatine was tossed down a reactor chute by Darth Vader. Well, he is back with a pre-recorded message informing Versio to implement what is termed Operation Cinder.
From what we can tell, Operation Cinder is a devious plan by the Empire to destabilise the new republic. Not sure of exactly how it is to be carried out, Versio is chastised for his lack of faith in the Empire’s end game strategy. Regardless, the action continues. The first three missions of Star Wars Battlefront 2 will take players on a journey, sneaking their way through rebel ships, fighting against the rebels on Endor and flying through the wrecked death star in a highly modified TIE fighter.
While this is just a taste of what is to come, it is certainly a campaign that would have done well in the original game. The gaming action in the first three missions varies between full-on action, stealth missions, shootouts and space dog fights. The story itself is intriguing to say the least and the cut-scenes work to enhance the game with great voice over acting. Whether this type of campaign will keep players happy right to the end, remains to be seen. With the official release scheduled for November 17, you can find out for yourself when you get your hands on the game.