Star Wars: Battlefront II drops on November 17th and with it is what seems to be a much better take on the space battles, or wars that happen in the stars, than its predecessor. Battlefront’s space battles felt cramped and tacked on, albeit beautiful, but like just about everything in Battlefront II, this iteration of the Starfighter Assault mode seems to be much more in line with what makes Star Wars, Star Wars.
Here are the battle locations (hopefully we get more ((that don’t cost extra cash)):
Endor’s Death Star Debris: Fighting in what’s left of the second Death Star in the aftermath of Return of the Jedi is exciting because it’s not only hitting the nostalgia button, but we’re moving the plot along to see how familiar locations have changed.
Resurgent Star Destroyer: The first Battlefront had a ham-handed way of featuring Star Destroyers in space battles. They were just kind of there. You barely interacted with them and they were mostly just giant pieces of the environment to fly around. The trailer shows off Poe Dameron flying through the ship causing chaos like a proper Star Wars moment.
Fondor’s Imperial Shipyard: Fondor was prominent in the old Extended Universe canon that has since been wiped, but was also present in the Clone Wars.
Ryloth: Lucrehulk Battleship: Homeworld of the Twi’lek and familiar to fans of the Rebels and The Clone Wars. It’s another space battle around giant battleships like the Star Destroyer stages.
Kamino Research Outpost: The rainy home of the clone armies once visited by Obi-Wan Kenobi. This glimpse of the ocean world really shows off the visuals of Battlefront II, made extra saucy by a Darth Maul and Yoda appearance. It may be a trailer, but the framerate keeping up with all the lightning and water and laser blasts flying by really makes this look too good to be true.
Look at Yoda, telling Darth Maul that he doesn’t fear him as he centers the Sith in his crosshairs. Nice.
Darth Maul hissing “you cannot kill a Sith” is pretty funny considering he was cut in half once then ultimately killed a few years later, but whatever, dude!