DICE and Lucasfilm have today revealed several new stills from their upcoming game, Star Wars Battlefront, along with some behind-the-scenes shots of a visit to Iceland their creative team undertook to get inspiration during the design process. Check them all out in the gallery viewer below!
“We used the source material that we gathered from Iceland to shift and bend to the design detailed in our concepts,” says DICE’s Senior Level Artist Petter Skold on the game’s official site, “which was very fun and difficult process.”
“We wanted to create a planet on our own, first trying out different ideas and then deciding on a lava planet,” adds Anton Grandert, Concept Artist at DICE. “…With black sharp rocks, huge land shifts, red lava, turquoise lakes, and white smoke… everything to make it really colorful yet imposing and threatening.”
Star Wars Battlefront will allow fans to live out a wide range of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on some of the most iconic planets in the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers will be able to play as some of the most memorable characters in the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Star Wars Battlefront will feature a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or co-operatively online.
Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one-week early starting on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8, 2015.
Star Wars Battlefront will be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 17.