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This might just be the game that Star Wars fans worldwide having been dreaming about since the collapse of the Empire. Star Wars Battlefront will be out later in the year, and judging by the screen shots below it could be huge.

The following is straight from the Lucas Arts press release.

Star Wars Battlefront gives you the chance to play as a soldier in intense multiplayer battles with up to 32 people. Choose your allegiance and pick a soldier from one of four different armies. Fight on ten legendary planets and use a variety of weapons and vehicles, including X-wings, snowspeeders and AT-STís. Keep your wits about you and victory may be within your reach. Experience the chaos of battle as you fight the greatest wars in the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars Battlefront will be optimized for PS2 online, Xbox Live and PC online. Console gamers will be able to battle against 16 players over the Internet or 32 players connected via LAN. PC gamers will be able to battle against 32 players over the Internet or 64 via a LAN. The game will also support voice chat through compatible headsets for the PS2 and Xbox console systems as well as PC.

In addition to the single-player and various multiplayer modes offered in Star Wars Battlefront, a unique “Conquest” mode adds an innovative and strategic gameplay element to the action. After each battle is completed and the planet is conquered, the winning team will be rewarded with a special “bonus” ability that can be deployed in future battles in an attempt to take over the Star Wars galaxy planet-by-planet.

I reckon this game could do the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs…

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