New Single Player Story Video from Star Wars Battlefront II

Electronic Arts has shared a new video for Star Wars Battlefront II.

Featured above, the new video introduces a scene from the game’s single player story campaign.

Over on the PlayStation Blog, Electronic Arts also shared details on the Messenger Droids and one in particular that is pivotal for the story:

The death of the Emperor wasn’t the end of the Empire. While the fall of the nefarious leader sewed confusion among the ranks, the surviving officers of the Imperial navy still wield influence over vast fleets and powerful forces. But even from beyond the grave, the Emperor’s destructive control holds sway over the galaxy… not just over his enemies, but also over the servants who failed to protect his life.

Part of that vengeance is enacted by Messenger droids, one of which plays a key role in the single-player story of Star Wars Battlefront II.

Messengers are agents of the Contingency – the Emperor’s sinister plan put into effect in the event of his untimely demise. Outlined in Star Wars: Shattered Empire and Star Wars: Aftermath, the Contingency punishes Empire and Rebellion alike.

Messengers are foreboding droids. They bear the visage of the dead Palpatine, and some are equipped to enforce his will not just with words, but with violent action. Early in Star Wars Battlefront II, a Messenger tasks Iden and her father, Garrick Versio, with terrifying instructions. We don’t want to reveal much more about this critical sequence, but its pretty clear that Iden’s “unusual” mission will place her on a collision course with the last wishes of the fallen Emperor.

The Messenger is just one of many story connections to the broader Star Wars galaxy revealed in the new single-player campaign. You’ll be learning much more about Iden, her teammates Del and Hask, and many of your favorite Star Wars characters in Star Wars Battlefront II.

Star Wars Battlefront II is launching across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 17th. An open beta is scheduled to run from October 6th through the 9th – pre-ordering the game will net you early access to the beta on October 4th.

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  1. OldPalpy
    October 2, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    They will play this completely straight that the terrifying instructions are just the objectives from multiplayer in a tutorializing singleplayer shell as the strong female protagonist TM slowly figures out that maybe the empire are evil somehow.

  2. Neojames82
    October 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Meanwhile the REAL Battlefront 2 just got a massive update today enabling muiltplayer back into the game. So do yourself a favor, don’t buy this fake version, buy the OG.

  3. ProxyDoug
    October 3, 2017 at 11:54 am

    The faces look wobbly.

  4. Bigfatdane
    October 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    You forgot to mention that it will also be revealed that the Empire is staffed entirely by straight white, cis gendered videogame players who worship a shady character called Pepe and whines about muh free speech a lot.