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E3: The Force is with EA
June 12, 2017
By John Powell - G4 Canada
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They are most famous for their sports titles but all eyes were on a galaxy far, far away at E3.
Star Wars Battlefront II took center stage at EA’s E3 presser introducing a wider experience and universe for fans.
Featuring Darth Maul and Rey as new heroes, Star Wars Battlefront II will also be adding a whole new class system, ground and air vehicles like the AAT-1 and Naboo N-1 starfighter, a larger focus on team-play and heroes from all eras including Boba Fett, Darth Maul, Rey and Han Solo but there will be iconic heroes and villains from all three Star Wars eras.
A single-player campaign will also be included addressing one of the major criticisms from fans of the original release. The story will centre around Imperial elite special forces soldier, Iden Versio.
EA will also be providing additional, free content on a regular basis after the game’s launch. The content drops will include new locations, characters, vehicles, modes and weapons. The first will be arriving in December and will be inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi which hits theatres in December too. It will include Finn and Captain Phasma as new playable heroes, a new planet location known as Crait, a new space map above D’Qar and more additions.
Star Wars Battlefront II will be released on November 17th for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Also on display was the upcoming release from Hazelight, the indie studio responsible for the brilliant Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons in 2013.
The refreshing ‘A Way Out’ is a co-op only game in which two players, in online co-op or local co-op, have to work together to break out of prison and venture into the world beyond. Inmates and strangers Leo and Vincent must band together and work together.
A Way Out will be available as a digital download in early 2018 on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
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