Earlier we had a nice new look at all the modes, maps, characters, and everything that will be coming to Star Wars Battlefront II on November 17th, as well as another reminder of the story that DICE has put together for the game. It really did dig into all of the aspects of the game to get us all ready and amped to play it in just over a month. Not all of us are into the multiplayer side of Star Wars Battlefront II though, sorry EA, and want to experience a nice new story. One that takes place from the side of the Empire here and bridges gaps in the film's lore. Now if only we could see and hear some of this story and get a feel for what is going on.
As it seems, that wish is now granted a bit as we have a new video for Star Wars Battlefront II that gives a little bit of the story in the game's single player part. It really is only a little bit as it looks like it is all build up to a mission being played out, but it gives you a feel for how the main character fits into it all and some of the personality she will have. At least in the nice little clip we have here where she is briefed on things from one of the Messengers that are still carrying around the last dictation from the Emperor. It was good that he made this in case of his demise. That way no one can live peacefully in the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars Battlefront II — Single Player Story Scene
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.
Is it just me or does it seem like there is more going on in this scene than we were originally told for Star Wars Battlefront II? The original story that I remember DICE pitching was one of the other side of the conflict in the universe. That of an officer in the Imperial army going about her ways and doing what she thinks is right for the perceived villains of the franchise. This one clip makes it look like she is not as important and thus will be "flipped" during the story and we will be back on the side of "Good" in the Star Wars universe and forgo all of the "two sides" part of the story. I mean, these are not brainwashed clones we are talking about here so they did have to make the choice to join up.
That is just my take on this new information for Star Wars Battlefront II, but what are you thinking? Do you see things playing out a lot like they normally do in these stories or is it just reading into a very small thing for now? What do you think her motivations are for being part of the Empire and will they be inherently "evil?" Let us know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. For more on Star Wars Battlefront II, make sure you stay here on the site. We still have much more to reveal and you will want to see and hear it all.