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Star Wars Battlefront 2 video shows off 24-player Starfighter Assault battle

Following the release of the debut trailer for the new Star Wars Battlefront 2 Starfight Assault mode earlier today, Electronic Arts has unveiled the first proper look at full-on gameplay at Gamescom. The video, courtesy of Push Square, shows off "objective-based gameplay" that unfolds during a Rebel attack on an Imperial starbase, and also showcases some of the "hero ships," including Darth Maul's Scimitar TIE Fighter, which is equipped with a stealth cloak generator, Poe Dameron's unique X-Wing Black-1, and of course Han Solo's Millennium Falcon. 

The 24-player fight begins with a Rebel effort to destroy Imperial light cruisers defending the facility, followed by strafing attacks on shield generators that bear faint echoes of the Death Star trench run. Then it's simply a matter of disabling the power couplings, and up in smoke she goes. It's not exactly the most detailed and "realistic" space combat sim of all time—you won't be fiddling with engine/shields/weapon power levels here—but it's fast and chaotic, and awfully easy on the eyes. 

Star Wars Battlefront 2 comes out on November 17.   

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.