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Star Wars Battlefront gets a sequel

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LucasArts have announced Star Wars Battlefront II, with a release date of Autumn 2005 set for PS2, Xbox and Windows versions. The game will features all-new space combat, playable Jedi and environments straight out of the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith film. Fans of the original Star Wars Battlefront will also notice an all-new single-player experience.

“The original was a huge success for LucasArts and we plan to build on that success to make Star Wars Battlefront II exceed what we did for the first game in every measurable way,” said John Geoghegan, Vice President of Global Marketing and Sales. “For Star Wars Battlefront, we joined forces with our colleagues at Lucasfilm to launch the game day-and-date with the Classic trilogy on DVD. Star Wars Battlefront II‘s campaign will be even bigger, including promotions with major national partners, as well as unprecedented in-store support.”

Players will be able to engage in space combat and during the same battle, board enemy ships to attack from within. Starting on foot inside a capital ship, players will be able to enter the spacecraft of their choice and travel into space to dogfight with the rival faction. From there, they’ll dock within the enemy’s capital ship, overtake the ship’s command posts, man its turrets to disable its shields and destroy it from within.

The online play that marked the original returns even bigger and better for Star Wars Battlefront II. Players can locate their buddies and track their stats as they battle alongside more players than ever (up to 24 on PS2, 32 on Xbox, 64 on Windows).

Watch out for more information soon, especially with E3 coming up next month.

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