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Star Wars: Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront Launches With 12 Multiplayer Maps
by Mike Futter on May 04, 2015 at 08:14 AM
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: DICE
Release:
Rating: Teen
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

EA and DICE are sharing some new information on Star Wars Battlefront today. As we mentioned during Star Wars Celebration, one of the less familiar planets we’ll be fighting on is Sullust.

It was mentioned in Return of the Jedi, but never shown. And while this isn’t the first time we’ll be traveling there in a Star Wars game, this envisioning required a field trip to Iceland.

While Endor, Tatooine and Hoth reference photographs were easy to capture (the team visited the filming locations from the movies), Sullust was trickier. Iceland thankfully had the right combination of barren landscapes, rock formations, and the all-important lava.

EA says that Battlefront will launch with 12 multiplayer maps, and it seems like many of them will be different areas of the included planets. “The overall look and feel for Sullust is very much Imperial and under construction, playing in locations within the planet such as a lava theme, sulfur theme, Death Star-inspired theme, and lastly a mine theme,” EA writes. EA also mentions that something called Star Wars Battlefront Missions will further augment the number of locations in the game. 

For more on Star Wars Battlefront, check out our coverage from Star Wars Celebration. EA has also posted two wallpapers in different sizes of scenes from Sullust.

[Source: EA]