The Imperials Strike Back in Star Wars: Squadrons CG Short Premiere

We are just a few weeks away before the official release of the Star Wars: Squadrons videogame. To pump up the fans, EA has released a brand new CG short, “Hunted,” featuring the origin story of one of the pilots whom players will fly alongside. The short came from Motive Studio in collaboration with Lucasfilm and ILM. As usual, the visual powerhouses didn’t disappoint.

Set after the events of Return of the Jedi, the story of the game will allow the fans to fly for either the evil Empire or the New Republic. This video follows an Imperial pilot in a back-and-forth galactic battle. His clash with the Rebellion will bring his starfighter to crash on a lush planet. But even in defeat, he swears to bring the war to the enemies of the emperor.

You can watch the Star Wars: Squadrons CG short premiere in the player below.

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The official description of Star Wars: Squadrons reads:

“In a fateful campaign set near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War, learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling Star Wars single-player story. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. We need you to join the galaxy’s finest.”

Star Wars: Squadrons will be available starting October 2 on all major platforms. In addition to regular consoles, the game will also be available in virtual reality on PlayStation 4 and PC.

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