WATCH: New Star Wars Battlefront II Story Trailer
EA has released a new trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II, this time focusing on the particular story of character Iden Varsio, the commander of Inferno Squad.
Varsio is the main protagonist of the game, a story told through the eyes of a strong and loyal soldier of the Empire. Lore wise, Battlefront II will occur between Return of the Jedi Episode VI and Force Awakens Episode VII.
The player will be following the enormous galactic war between the Empire and the Rebellion, and for once the story is told from the “wrong” side. One of the most innovative ideas for the Star Wars series that I have seen yet, as most seem to be very focused on the Jedi and all that they do. Though I can agree that they are probably the coolest part of the Star Wars universe, regular humans can be pretty interesting too, as Battlefront II will have the leisure to explore.
In an interview with Playstation.Blog, creative story executive Steve Blank stated that writers Walt Williams and Mitch Dyer had done extensive research into the lore of the franchise. They read all the titles they could like Lost Stars by Claudia Grave and Aftermath by Chick Lendig.
Blank says that to put the story of Battlefront II into video game form is to take advantage of a medium that can accomplish so much more than a comic or a novel. In Battlefront II, the player can become a part of the Star Wars universe, not just a bystander.