Here we were, waiting for Star Wars Celebration to come around to get a first glimpse of EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront II, which was confirmed to show at the event this Saturday. But, surprise! Thanks to some eagle-eyed viewers at Reddit, we’ve discovered that the trailer has leaked a few days early – and we’ve found some first images and details on what to expect from the sequel!
The trailer, which features PlayStation branding (meaning they’re likely to get Battlefront IIDLC first, or perhaps another exclusive console like the Darth Vader model), opens somewhere between the end events in Return of the Jedi and the start of The Force Awakens, with a female captain explaining that she recalls when she received her last orders, and “that’s when the real war began.” The trailer then breaks down into a number of battle scenarios, including deep space (with a TIE Fighter flying between some wreckage) and an Imperal invasion on some kind of base, with an AT-AT in tow.
But then things get interesting as the trailer goes on, as it starts to introduce some recognizable combatants into the mix. Darth Maul, who's been lurking in Star Wars canon since getting cut in half in The Phantom Menace, makes an appearance, with his double-edged lightsaber intact. But what’s even more interesting is who he’s pitted against, as you can clearly see the hands of Yoda, holding his own lightsaber. Oh, boy.
The trailer also shows brief glimpses of characters that are featured in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, including Rey, running through a forest in the midst of a battle, and Kylo Ren, looking on in his helmet.
You can watch the leaked trailer below, although it’s likely to be taken down at any time, since EA wants it to be official and all this Saturday.
Star Wars: Battlefront II arrives later this year for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin PC.