For those who have not been keeping up with E3 (or are reading this without reading the title) STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED!!!
Now, perhaps it’s an extreme over-reaction to a 31 second video in which we learn absolutely nothing we couldn’t already guess (That Hoth would feature, that the Empire would feature or that it would be set in the SW Universe).
Since Battlefront and Battlefront 2 (released in 2004 and 2005), the Battlefront series has been pushed into the handheld gaming market with Renegade Squadron (2007) and Elite Squadron (2009) and while they were very good handheld games (or at least Renegade was – I enjoyed it anyway), they didn’t bring the magic of the first two games.
I don’t mean to worry people, but this game IS in the hands of Electronic Arts. The infamous EA have got their hands on the rights to make a game people have been waiting almost a decade for. While EA may not have the best reputation, I live in hope that they get a sharp kick from someone every time they try and do something stupid. Last thing I want is them putting Jar Jar Binks in it. Although, I trust DICE, and the Frostbite 3 Engine to make a very very good game here. How could they go wrong? It’s a non-Kinect STAR WARS GAME.
This is something to be happy about. Finally, we (hopefully) get another decent Star Wars game!