The Battle of Jakku DLC will be available for free this December
Back in April, Lucasfilm and DICE revealed that the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront would help bridge the gap from Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi to this year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens with a free piece of DLC called “Battle of Jakku.” Now, two pieces of concept art from the bout have debuted online which you can check out below
Available on December 1 for free to all that pre-order the title, and just a week later for those that don’t, The Battle of Jakku is described as “the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet.”
“We wanted to portray a battle completely surrounding you, in every direction. Debris is falling from the sky, telling the story of battles above. On the surface of the planet you can see ground troops as well as X-wings, all taking part of the fight,” DICE Concept Artist Anton Grandert says.
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. You can pre-order your copy here.
Preview the Battle of Jakku from Star Wars Battlefront - SuperHeroHype