Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Empire-centric marketing campaign co-authored by Spec Ops: The Line author

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 has a pedigree price listening to.


Star Wars Battlefront 2 could have a correct story marketing campaign, and we’re fairly to see the place it goes after discovering out the place it got here from.

Following the shooter’s formal reveal this weekend, Spec Ops: The Line author Walt Williams‏ revealed on Twitter that he’s co-writing the sport with Mitch Dyer, previously an editor at IGN.

While we’re eager to see Dyer’s work in Star Wars Battlefront 2 (we naturally prefer to see and have fun present and former video games journalists doing thrilling issues), Williams is a heck of a card to return into play. Spec Ops: The Line, penned by Williams and colleague Richard Pearsey, is extensively celebrated for its storytelling, which leverages the distinctive strengths of video video games and attracts closely on the traditions of Heart of Darkness to ship an expertise we as soon as ranked among the many games most likely to mess you up, profoundly.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 has quite a lot of scope for fascinating narratives, too. Although the marketing campaign will characteristic a number of playable characters together with Luke Skywalker, the primary protagonist of Star Wars Battlefront is Iden, a member of the Imperial special forces. Her perspective recontextualises the top of Return of the Jedi as a defeat quite than a victory.

Fans of the Extended Universe have had loads of alternatives to see issues from the perspective of the “bad guys”, and a number of Star Wars video video games have completed it, too. But since none of that is canon any more, it’s nice to see Disney kicking off additional exploration of the darkish facet of the Star Wars saga. Star Wars Battlefront 2 is canon, by the best way; a brand new novel comes out in July to inform the story of Iden’s troop, Inferno Squad.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is anticipated on the finish of 2017 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.