Star Wars Battlefront trailer pits heroes against villains

Star Wars Battlefront

Here are six revealing minutes of Battlefront, showing action on Endor and Jakku. Hero characters feature prominently. Leia, Luke, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Darth Vader and the Emperor mix it up planetside as Slave-1 and the Millennium Falcon boss the skies.

The heroes are excellent fan service, but I found they created an odd dynamic in the Battlefront beta. The power of Darth Vader's celebrity made me want to see his lightsaber-craft up close. The "oh hey it's that guy from the films!" instinct got me killed many times. Battlefront feels more like a Star Wars theme park than a shooter, which is neat, in its own way.

This video may well be taken down soon, but you can always tour the theme park yourself using the Battlefront "planets experience", or check out the latest official trailer set on Jakku.

Tom Senior

Part of the UK team, Tom was with PC Gamer at the very beginning of the website's launch—first as a news writer, and then as online editor until his departure in 2020. His specialties are strategy games, action RPGs, hack ‘n slash games, digital card games… basically anything that he can fit on a hard drive. His final boss form is Deckard Cain.