Star Wars Battlefront Coming to Pax Oz

Cursor_and_Star_Wars_Battlefront__Fighter_Squadron_Mode_Gameplay_Trailer_-_YouTubeA short and sharp press release we received from EA Australia ought to have some Pax attendees a bit excited:

 Electronic Arts announced today that  Star Wars™  Battlefront™ will be playable exclusively at the PlayStation stand at PAX Australia, held in Melbourne between 30th  October to 1st November, 2015.

Fans will be able to go hands on with a Survival Mission, set within the desert of Tatooine that can be played solo or co-op with a friend.

I’m not heading to Pax this year but this announcement makes that decision a little more ulcer-inducing than previously. What about you?

Star Wars Battlefront: Trailer and Release Date

EA have announced some details about the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game. November 19th is the Australian release date, with New Zealanders getting it on the 20th. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC via the EA Origin Service.

Does it look good? Have a look for yourself:

Not surprisingly, there’s a very direct tie-in with this December’s new Star Wars movie:

Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku*, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™. Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one-week early starting on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free† content on December 8, 2015.

And there’s all the usual suspect planets as well for you to have a look around:

Star Wars Battlefront will allow fans to live out a wide range of heroic moments and intense battle fantasies of their own – firing blasters, riding speeder bikes and snow speeders, commanding AT-ATs and piloting TIE fighters and the Millennium Falcon. These battles will take place on some of the most iconic planets in the Star Wars universe, including Endor, Hoth, Tatooine and the previously unexplored planet, Sullust. Gamers will be able to play as some of the most memorable characters in the original trilogy such as Darth Vader and Boba Fett. Star Wars Battlefront will feature a wide range of modes tailored for different types of battles, from larger 40-person competitive multiplayer to crafted missions that are played solo, with a friend via split-screen offline or co-operatively online.

And finally, some screen shots from the game:

There’s an official site for the game if you want to get ongoing updates, but be assured we’ll let you know when we hear more as well.