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Star Wars: Battlefront has 40-player battles, can play as Darth Vader and Boba Fett

Star Wars: Battlefront will take place during the original film trilogy’s timeline, according to a report from the Associated Press.

It appears the information was posted ahead of time, (via Kotaku) as the report is written in past tense.

According to the report, players will take part in “frenzied shoot-outs between up to 40 players” with the option to choose either the Rebel Alliance or Galactic Empire.

A team of “jetpack-equipped rebels” were shown in a game demonstration flying across Endor as Stormtroopers on speeders and in walkers met them head on.

Hoth, Tatooine and Sullust which was mentioned in Return of the Jedi are locations players will visit. Players will be able to take on the role of Boba Fett and Darth Vader on the battlefield as well.

“You can storm in as the Dark Lord himself,” said design director Niklas Fegraeus. “You can wield a lightsaber. You can Force choke the rebel scum, which is fun. Basically, you are the boss of the battle. This means that you, as Vader, can lead your team to victory — if you play well.”

There will also be free DLC released two weeks prior to the December 18 theatrical premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The DLC will be titled Battle of Jakku.

The content is set on the planet of Jakku from the film, starting off where Return of the Jedi ended as the New Republic discovers an Imperial presence in the Outer Rim enclave.

There will also be dogfights with TIE Fighters, X-wings and the Millennium Falcon – but the developers wouldn’t detail whether the battles would take place both on land and in the air.

DICE’s Executive producer Patrick Bach said the team wanted the game to be an authentic Star Wars experience both from the ground and while operating the wide variety of vehicles and machines such as AT-STs and AT-ATs.

Yesterday, new artwork and the first teaser screen appeared for the upcoming shooter. A video clip was also shown at the end of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer which was shown to the public during the day one ofthe Star Wars celebration.

It was also revealed through code included in the game’s official website that Star Wars: Battlefront would release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One November 17.

EA will show the first trailer for the game later today through a livestream on the Star Wars website. As soon as the trailer drops, we will post it for you as quickly as possible.

Read more here: VG247