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Welcome to The Water Cooler, a weekly feature where the /Film staff is free to go off-topic and talk about everything except the movies and TV shows they normally write about. In this edition: Ethan Anderton checks out Star Wars Battlefront 2, Ben Pearson eats some delicious barbecue, Hoai-Tran Bui binges American Vandal, Peter Sciretta attends a “Strolling Magic Showdown,” and Jacob Hall reads two very different books about filmmakers.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Cinematic Scene

One month before Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues the story of the Skywalker saga, the canon of the Star Wars universe will expand with a new story that fills in the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

Star Wars Battlefront II will include a new campaign mode that tells a canon story in the Star Wars universe from the perspetive of Iden Versio, the leader of a band of Imperial troops known as Inferno Squadron tasked with carrying out the last orders of Emperor Palpatine, left behind in the event of his death. A new cinematic scene from Star Wars Battlefront II shows how Iden Versio receives her orders from the deceased Emperor in the wake of the destruction of the second Death Star. Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer

With no full theatrical trailer released yet for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Force Friday II under two weeks away, Star Wars fans are hungry to any new details they can get about the sequel hitting theaters in December. In the meantime, how about we whet your appetite with a new look at another anticipated Star Wars sequel?

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is coming to shelves one month before Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters, and as we’ve seen in the trailers for the video game sequel, it will span all eras of Star Wars movies, creating scenarios that we’ve never seen certain characters in before. For example, a new Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer shows off the space battle gameplay, and it features Yoda piloting a starfighter in the middle of an epic space battle. Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer

This past weekend brought a stunning new behind the scenes sizzle reel showing off a bunch of new footage and details from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. But that wasn’t the only Star Wars project to give fans a glimpse behind the scenes.

The upcoming video game sequel Star Wars Battlefront 2 also released an extensive new trailer that not only shows off more footage that promises to improve upon the most recent version of the Star Wars game, but it also takes us behind the scenes of the creation of the game itself.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Trailer

Over the weekend, Electronic Arts unveiled the official gameplay trailer for Star Wars Battlefront 2, revealing the first footage from inside the game itself, and it’s intense.

The Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer primarily shows off the battle in Theed, the royal city from Naboo where we met Queen Amidala in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Battle droids and Clone Troopers battle across the city as droid fighters and Naboo starfighters battle above. Then things get really crazy when Darth Maul shows up and stars spinning around his double-bladed lightsaber.

Outside of the trailer, there were a couple more big announcements about the game coming to consoles this fall, including a huge change in how players will get DLC, and the reveal of some more major characters from the saga being playable in the game. Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Teaser Trailer

This weekend will bring a slew of major Star Wars updates thanks to Star Wars Celebration happening down in Orlando, Florida. We’ve already made our predictions about the announcements that will be made but haven’t been confirmed just yet, but there’s at least one thing that we know for sure will be revealed this weekend.

Star Wars Battlefront II is coming to consoles later this year, and the first trailer was meant to be debuted on April 15th during Star Wars Celebration. But someone jumped the gun and leaked the video, revealing some promising details about the video game sequel that many fans have been hoping would approve upon some of the more disappointing aspects of the title’s revival in the winter of 2015. Read More »

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Learn how Kylo Ren’s make was digitally recreated for a scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Check out two new variant covers for the first issue of Doctor Aphra’s comic book series.
  • New details on what to expect from Star Wars Battlefront.
  • What it’s like to pitch a Star Wars video game to EA.
  • A new preview reminds you to buy your Star Wars Celebration tickets.
  • How to play Sabacc (which could win you a Millennium Falcon).

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Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One

Star Wars Battlefront got plenty of fans excited last year, but upon arrival, the Electronic Arts games disappointed many, mostly due to the lack of single player options included with the title. While the game had much to offer in the multiplayer arena, many just weren’t impressed with what they were given for the expensive price tag that comes with video games nowadays. The folks at EA have been listening the best they can, and they have at least one update that will make players happy starting next week.

In addition, the DLC for Star Wars Battlefront keeps coming later this year. EA teased the forthcoming Death Star expansion pack that finally takes the battle to space in a quick new trailer, and they also announced that the final expansion pack for the game this year will be a Rogue One update. Find out more about the Star Wars Battlefront Rogue One update and more after the jump. Read More »

Star Wars Video Games

Electronic Arts has a huge deal with Lucasfilm to produce a variety of video games based on Star Wars in the coming years. They kicked off their endeavor in a big way with DICE’s update of Star Wars Battlefront last fall, and there’s a follow-up coming next year (as well as even more expansions throughout this year up through December). But that was just the beginning.

At the big E3 expo for video games that kicked off this past weekend, EA unveiled a video showing off some of the new Star Wars video games they’re working on for the next few years, including a couple that we really don’t know much about at all. Plus, you can get a glimpse of the Bespin and Death Star expansion packs coming to Star Wars Battlefront, and a quick glimpse at some kind of VR X-Wing project in the works as well. Read More »

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Star Wars Battlefront

Yesterday, the 2016 fiscal earnings for Electronics Arts were revealed by the video game company, revealing that Star Wars Battlefront has sold 14 million copies so far. The game was one of the #4 best selling title of 2015, and it’s been selling more and more each month, largely thanks to the expansion packs adding new characters, levels and game variants. With numbers like that, it should come as no surprise that a sequel is on the way.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 has been confirmed by Electronic Arts CFO Blake Jorgensen during this year’s earnings call, but it won’t arrive until 2017. And it’s just one of a handful of Star Wars games intended to be released over the next few years. Find out more after the jump. Read More »