Catching Up With Battlefront II & Inferno Squad

Getting Ready for Battlefront II

Given the amount of info hitting the net this past weekend, please excuse Star Wars fans who missed any of the factoids and updates entering the ether.

But we’d be remiss if we didn’t re-acquaint our readers with the latest about the upcoming Battlefront II video game (releasing November 17th) and the accompanying book Battlefront II: Inferno Squad (releasing July 25th).

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Squad (Not Squadron) Goals

BTW: It is Inferno SQUAD, not squadron, as has been reported elsewhere (thanks, @Janina).

But in all seriousness, there’s a pretty amazing experience for all types of fans coming; especially, as the Star Wars canon welcomes the addition of a new chapter in the Saga.

Book July 25

 

On July 13 Starwars.com posted new info and an excerpt the upcoming novel by Christie Golden.

The Death Star has been destroyed. And the Empire is angry… Enter Inferno Squad, and the new novel bearing the name of the elite strike force, Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden. A prequel to the highly-anticipated videogame Star Wars Battlefront II and set immediately after the events of Rogue One and A New Hope, the book follows the Empire’s response to the destruction of their vaunted battle station. Determined to thwart all threats, Inferno Squad, featuring some of the best Imperial soldiers, goes on a mission to infiltrate and eliminate the Partisans — the rebel faction once led by the legendary Saw Gerrera.

Read the full article, including the excerpt here.

On June 13th USAToday.com posted an interview with Golden, as well as their own preview chapter.

It was wonderful to be able to explore the Empire’s side of things through the eyes of someone who is a strong, likable person who firmly believes in what she’s been taught the Empire espouses,” says author Christie Golden (Star Wars: Dark Disciple). “Best of all, Iden is a deep, complex character who is faced with decisions and choices that are often harsh and sometimes downright brutal.

Read that piece plus excerpt here.

Meanwhile in Anaheim

D23’s Battlefront II panel, brought anticipation for the game to a new level. Thankfully StarWars.com outlined highlights from the presentation, including Single-player, here we come:

One of the most eagerly-awaited aspects of Battlefront II is the single-player campaign. It’s a completely original story, and one that EA, DICE, Motive, and Lucasfilm have all worked hard to make memorable. Blank pointed to a screenshot up on screen of the Death Star II’s explosion, seen from Inferno Squad’s point of view, as being representative of what they’re going for. “What is unique about this,” he says, “is that we’re seeing it from the Imperial perspective now. And so, what does that mean if you’re part of the Empire, you watch the destruction of the second Death Star, you know about the death of the Emperor. What challenges does that present to you? What choices do you have to make? Really the thrust of our story in watching Iden as she has to go down that path in this new world order.” Sounds fun.

It looks fun, too!

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