Gamescom is right around the corner and EA has released a new trailer (viewable above) for Battlefront 2 to coincide with the event. As EA promised a few days ago, the trailer focuses on starfighter assault, a new multistage gamemode which boasts improved starfighter controls and a deeper class based system than the first game.
The trailer shows off all of three eras playable in the game, the prequel, original trilogy and sequel eras. It first begins with a brief snippet of a map based around a Resurgent Class Star Destroyer showing off the sequel era style of X-Wings and an incredibly short glimpse at a new hero ship, Kylo Ren’s starfighter from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Next it gives a brief glimpse of an original trilogy map presumably set after Return of the Jedi in the debris of the second Death Star above Endor. The new Fondor Imperial shipyard map is shown briefly as well as (what looks like) playable Y-Wings, X-Wings and TIE fighters. The hero ships, Luke’s X-Wing, the Millennium Falcon, Slave I and Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced are shown off as well (all returning ships from the first game).
After the rebels blow up one of the star destroyers in the Imperial shipyard map, the trailer cuts to a prequel era map above the planet Ryloth centered around a Lucrehulk battleship (that massive ball shaped space station from Episode 1). V-Wings and ARC 170s are shown off.
Finally a map based around a research base on Kamino is shown alongside prequel era Y-Wings and two new hero ships, Darth Maul’s Scimitar (which appears to have some sort of cloaking ability) and Yoda in his comically small starfighter from the Clone Wars TV series.
If the trailer interests you, then you can try Starfighter Assault in the upcoming Battlefront 2 beta in October.