Category: Video Game News

D23 Expo 2017: Star Wars Land Details, Name, and Immersive Hotel, plus Battlefront II BTS Featurette

While everyone, including your grandparents, will likely still call it Star Wars Land, at the D23 Expo 2017 its official name has been unveiled as Galaxy’s Edge. Fittingly named considering it takes place on a planet at the edge of Wild Space, which is basically the edge of the known Star Wars galaxy, the first Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disney Land in 2019 (once again making a case for Celebration 2019 to take place in Anaheim). Plenty of new details were released regarding the experience, as well as the news a fully immersive Star Wars hotel experience was on its way as well. Also at D23, Battlefront II got some focus in a video game livestream, where Steve Blank (Lucasfilm Story Group) and Janina Gavankar, who plays the game’s main character Commander Iden Versio, chatted about the game and released an extensive BTS featurette on the game’s story. Check out more about Galaxy’s Edge (yes, there is blue milk!) and the new Battlefront II footage below! Continue reading “D23 Expo 2017: Star Wars Land Details, Name, and Immersive Hotel, plus Battlefront II BTS Featurette”

Star Wars Battlefront II: Gameplay Trailer, Beta Details, Free DLC and More at EA PLAY 2017 (UPDATED)

At E3 2017’s EA Play on June 10, not only was the simply amazing looking gameplay trailer released for Battlefront II, but it was revealed all post-launch DLC would be FREE while earlier in the week we learned of an incoming beta. Also, a whole multiplayer match was shown, rather disjointedly, but giving players a taste of things to come when the game releases this fall. Full details ahead! Updated with news on a singleplayer mission! Continue reading “Star Wars Battlefront II: Gameplay Trailer, Beta Details, Free DLC and More at EA PLAY 2017 (UPDATED)”

Battlefront II Panel Impressions: Singleplayer Focus with Inferno Squad Novel Tie-in and Multiplayer Rebooted (SWCO 2017)

The first details about the upcoming Battlefront II, set to release 11/17/17, were officially unveiled at Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017. To create this massive sequel, not only will EA DICE be returning, but they’ll have a little help from Motive and Criterion, and by the time the panel was over it was very clear Battlefront II would be a massive upgrade from EA’s first entry in their reboot of the franchise. The biggest thing of course is the singleplayer campaign included with this game, which doesn’t look like an afterthought at all, while the multiplayer is bringing back classes and upgrades at a scale fans have been asking for. While I looked forward to the first Battlefront with tepid anticipation, and I’m withholding my true excitement until we see some gameplay footage, but everything I’ve heard so far makes this sound like a Battlefront game I can’t wait to play. Continue reading “Battlefront II Panel Impressions: Singleplayer Focus with Inferno Squad Novel Tie-in and Multiplayer Rebooted (SWCO 2017)”

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 News Roundup Part I: The Last Jedi, Rebels Season 4, 40th Anniversary Panels, and More! (UPDATED)

As usual, surprises and big reveals are sure to be abound at this year’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017, and already Lucasfilm has announced we can be on the lookout for updates on The Last Jedi, the 4th season of Star Wars Rebels, 40th Anniversary surprises, an exclusive Thrawn novel cover, limited video game showings, and dozens of autographs to line up for. Check out the details below! Continue reading “Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 News Roundup Part I: The Last Jedi, Rebels Season 4, 40th Anniversary Panels, and More! (UPDATED)”

It’s a Wrap: Celebration Europe 2016 News Roundup – Han Solo Casting, Ep. VIII Teases, Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel Author Revealed, Battlefront DLC

Welcome SignsWhile I’ve written up a few articles already for what I managed to see at Celebration Europe 2016 mid-July, but I’m not going to be able to cover all of what I did and didn’t see in as much detail as normal. However, this article will cover the best of the rest in regards to news and reveals you might have missed (and I didn’t make a separate article for), including the very unsurprising reveal of the young Han Solo actor, some teases from Rian Johnson regarding Ep. VIII, author reveals for upcoming Rogue One related novels, new Battlefront DLC bringing space battles and Rogue One content this year, and more! Continue reading “It’s a Wrap: Celebration Europe 2016 News Roundup – Han Solo Casting, Ep. VIII Teases, Catalyst: A Rogue One Novel Author Revealed, Battlefront DLC”

Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission Teaser, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Demo Impressions

Sunday’s EA Play Press Conference for E3 2016 didn’t have much to show on the Star Wars gaming front, but Monday night’s Sony PlayStation Conference pulled back a tiny corner of the veil. The above video is the extent of footage released for Criterion’s Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission, which takes you to space (a first in the revamped series) for a VR dogfight against TIEs. In a post over at the PlayStation Blog, it’s revealed to be free (granted you have a PS4 and PS VR). Also during the conference, PlayStation fans were treated with the news they had exclusive (for the night) rights to the first demo of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which I tried out and have my impressions below, including screenshots and clips. Continue reading “Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission Teaser, LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Demo Impressions”

EA Provides Minor Updates on Upcoming Star Wars Video Games from Visceral Games, Respawn Entertainment, and More

The above video was released at EA Play’s E3 2016 Press Conference, showing off very brief glimpses into the upcoming future of Star Wars video games from Visceral Games, Respawn Entertainment, Motive, Capital Games, DICE, and Bioware. Shortly after, a blog post at EA.com went live, with a few more details, including a timetable. Unfortunately there wasn’t a lot revealed and what little was shown was mostly underwhelming, but there was some nice teases in regards to both Visceral and Respawn’s games, and I’ve got more details below on all that’s coming. Continue reading “EA Provides Minor Updates on Upcoming Star Wars Video Games from Visceral Games, Respawn Entertainment, and More”

SWCE 2016 News Roundup: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Premiere, Rogue One Props, Podcast Stage

SWCE 2016 Key Art Header ImageJuly is fast approaching and plans for Celebration Europe 2016 are taking shape. Rogue One looks to be the main focus, and rightfully so considering the film is coming out later this year, while Star Wars Rebels is carving out its own place year after year. New details on what to expect are below! Continue reading “SWCE 2016 News Roundup: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Premiere, Rogue One Props, Podcast Stage”

LEGO Game Expands The Force Awakens Lore, Respawn Entertainment Working on New Star Wars Game

Rescue AckbarNew details have dropped regarding LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ brand-new story content which expands the film’s lore with levels where you hunt down Rathtars with Han and Chewie, as well as a story following Lor San Tekka prior to the film’s events, while the entire cast returns to voice their characters! Also, Respawn Entertainment (another EA studio) announced today they’re working on a new untitled Star Wars project. More on the LEGO TFA‘s new bits of story and some background on Respawn below! Continue reading “LEGO Game Expands The Force Awakens Lore, Respawn Entertainment Working on New Star Wars Game”

Star Wars VR Experiences from ILMxLAB Teased

Sit back and enjoy the trailer for the Star Wars VR experiment coming out of ILMxLAB, “Trials of Tatooine” above. Now that you’ve seen it, I guarantee our reactions were very similar: it reminded you almost exactly of what you were imagining as a child (and even last weekend for me) when you were swinging your toy lightsaber around your backyard/room/basement/home/friend’s house. While it might be a ways away from something you can experience in the comfort of your VR-friendly home living room, though now much closer than ever before, it has some mind-boggling potential that I can’t wait to see be explored no matter when it releases. Details on the making-of from the creators themselves, as well as impressions from the gaming press who have been lucky enough to test it out, below. Continue reading “Star Wars VR Experiences from ILMxLAB Teased”