EA has released a featurette for the sequel Star Wars Battlefront. Discover the new protagonist, a female imperial soldier by the name of Iden.
Voiced by actress Janina Gavankar (True Blood, Sleepy Hollow) — was born and bred on Vardos, an entirely new planet in the Star Wars universe. Vardos, a sleek, sterile looking world, represents the utopian vision of Imperial rule. To Iden and the citizens of Vardos, the Empire symbolizes structure, peace, and order. The Rebellion represents chaos, a terrorist organization that threatens the safety of the galaxy.
Mark Thompson, game director at EA’s Motive, said the Battlefront 2 team wanted to go beyond the heroic stories of the Rebellion to explore a new frontline of war.
“We wanted to give the Empire heroes in that same way,” Thompson said during a preview event at Star Wars Celebration 2017. “Who are the elite soldiers on the battlefield who strike fear into the rebels? Who are the elite pilots that kids growing up [as citizens of the Empire] look up to and aspire to be?
Live the untold Star Wars story of Iden, an elite Stormtrooper, in an original single-player story. Battle on land and in space in an expanded multiplayer experience with iconic heroes and villains, thrilling space battles, and a deep progression and customization system.
Star Wars Battlefront II will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC November 17, 2017!