The journey to The Last Jedi continues with the Battlefront II campaign story-mode trailer…
"Ignite the inferno and burn the Rebellion to the ground in Star Wars Battlefront II’s single-player campaign. Take on the role of Commander Iden Versio in a story following the destruction of the Death Star II and the death of the Emperor."
The new Star Wars video game experience — Battlefront II — drops November 17, with the highly anticipated canon story-mode part of that mix. We are taken through Imperial eyes with Iden Versio — catch up with her origins story here — following the events of Return of the Jedi, leading all the way up to The Force Awakens. Check out the new trailer for Iden’s continued story:
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What do we know of the story-plot up to this point? Iden Versio — voiced and motion-captured by the talented Janina Gavankar — and her Inferno Squad are tasked with exacting the Emperor’s revenge — Operation Cinder — which unknown to them is a two-fold plan. Upon Emperor Palpatine’s death, he not only had a contingency plan to wipe out the Rebels — if they reigned victoriously — but also take down the Empire in the process.
We learn in the Aftermath trilogy novels that the Emperor not only wanted to self-destruct the Empire but selected just a handful of remaining Imperial survivors to flee to the Unknown Regions to seek out the power of the Dark Side that had originally been calling to him — which we learn later is (most likely) the mysterious Supreme Leader Snoke.
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The game will include Inferno Squad missions — which take place over a course of close to 30 years — on planets such as Endor, Yavin IV, Naboo, Takodana, and more. There were also be appearances from Maz Kanata — could Iden flee the Imperials and seek refuge? — Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Kylo Ren.
I don’t know about you, but this is the Star Wars canon story I’ve been waiting for and what better way but to do so by entering the mind of one of the most intriguing Imperial characters in the process — in Iden Versio?
Pre-order the game now, with just a few weeks until Star Wars Battlefront II hits stores on November 17.