Latest Star Wars Battlefront trailer showcases Leia, Han, and Boba Fett

Han Solo

The new Star Wars Battlefront trailer released today at Paris Games Week doesn't contain much we haven't already seen: TIEs and X-Wings, red and green blaster bolts flying all over the shop, and the sort of appalling tactical goat rodeo that makes one long for the concrete competence and strategic smoothness of Admiral Ozzel. But it also provides our first look at Boba Fett, Leia, Han Solo, and Emperor Zapfingers in action, and for that alone it's well worth a look.

The appearances of the new Hero characters are too brief to reveal much about how they'll play, but that base was partially covered last week when they were officially unveiled. Leia and the Emperor will be primarily support characters, although they'll each have unique offensive abilities as well, while Solo is all about offense—although probably not so much that standing toe-to-toe with Darth Vader is a good idea.

Star Wars Battlefront comes out on November 17.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.