2015’s Star Wars: Battlefront was an instant success, and this November, we see its sequel (creatively named Battlefront II) take the reins. Taking place immediately after 1983’s Return of the Jedi (as in the game’s trailer, we see the destruction of the second Death Star), it follows the story of an Imperial Elite Stormtrooper known as Iden Versio, and her attempts to avenge the death of Emperor Palpatine, thus filling the thirty year gap between Jedi and 2015’s The Force Awakens.

The game also includes multiplayer based on all three eras of the Star Wars franchise, and changing trooper designs to match. But there are some things we’d like to see in the upcoming game:

  • A set of three heroes for both the Dark Side and Light Side from all three eras – this will probably happen anyway, but I would like a roster of heroes for each era. A good idea would be Obi Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Master Yoda for the prequels, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Leia Organa for the originals and Rey, Finn and Poe for the sequels. Obviously, there would be Dark Side equivalents too.
  • Locations from everywhere in the Star Wars galaxy – This is probably where DLC will come in, but we need some of the planets from the lesser-known regions of the galaxy. Think Kamino, the Trade Federation Blockade and Eravana (Han Solo’s freighter).
  • More ships to choose from – Love them or hate them, the flying levels are a key part of the Battlefront games. But, there are only two available aircraft to choose from. We need the TIE Advanced, Naboo Starfighter, every important Jedi Starfighter and Rebel Blockade Runner to name but a few. These would make the flight missions more chaotic due to the mixed abilities.

In conclusion, I believe that Star Wars: Battlefront II will be a great game. It is to be unlike its predecessor, as the included story gives more of a challenge to the game, and I will definitely be purchasing this game on release. I’m excited to see what will be revealed next.