Star Wars and Electronic Arts just dropped the trailer for this Fall’s flight simulator Star Wars: Squadrons, including some new screens and details!
Today’s the day for our first look at a brand new Star Wars game, and there’s a whole lot to love. Check out all the details below!
Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience Star Wars: Squadrons. Buckle up and feel the rush of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of legendary starfighters, from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets, and fight in strategic 5v5 space battles. Modify your starfighter and adjust the composition of your squadron to suit varying playstyles and crush the opposition. Pilots will triumph as a team and complete tactical objectives across known and never-before-seen battlefields, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.
- All Wings Report In – Plan skirmishes with your squadron in the briefing room before taking off to the evolving battlefields across the galaxy. Compete in intense 5v5 multiplayer dogfights or unite with your squadron to tip the scales in monumental fleet battles. Together, you’re the galaxy’s finest.
- Master Legendary Starfighters – Take control of different classes of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets – including the agile A-wing and the devastating TIE bomber. Modify your ship, divert the power between its systems, and destroy your opponents in strategic space dogfights.
- Live Your Star Wars Pilot Fantasy – The cockpit is your home. Use its dashboards to your advantage and – with just a thin hull of metal and glass between you and the perils of space – feel the intensity of combat from a first-person perspective. Take off in thrilling multiplayer modes and a unique single-player Star Wars story, which covers a key campaign near the conclusion of the Galactic Civil War. Immerse yourself in the pilot’s seat completely with the option to play the entirety of Star Wars: Squadrons in VR.
- The Mission is Clear – Star Wars: Squadrons is a fully self-contained experience from day one, where you earn rewards through play. Climb the ranks and unlock new components like weapons, hulls, engines, shields, and cosmetic items in a clear path for progression that keeps gameplay fresh and engaging.
Star Wars: Squadrons will also feature a single-player story that brings to life events following the Battle of Endor when the Rebel Alliance has successfully destroyed the Death Star II. Through the story, players will learn what it means to be a pilot as they battle from the alternating perspectives of two customizable pilots, one serving in the New Republic’s heroic Vanguard Squadron, while the other fights for the Galactic Empire’s fearsome Titan Squadron. The authentic story features a diverse cast of original characters, as well as some cameos from familiar faces in the Star Wars galaxy.
Squadrons is a new flight simulator game that will allow players to climb into the cockpit of some of the galaxy’s most recognizable starfighters including X-Wings, Y-Wings, A-Wings, TIE Reapers, TIE Bombers, and TIE Fighters!
Launching this Fall, the game will feature a short single-player campaign with a heavy focus on dog-fighting and multiplayer action, and will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and playable via virtual reality (VR) on PlayStation 4 and PC.
The game was developed by EA’s Motive Studio, who was the team behind the single player campaign in Battlefront II: Inferno Squadron, which featured some incredible flying sequences and chapters. With game play and technology increasing exponentially, and using BF2 as a starting point, I think we’re in for something pretty special here.
Star Wars: Squadrons is available now for pre-order* and lands on retail and digital storefronts on October 2 for $39.99.