Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

You're the Star in These Wars; STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (XBOX ONE, PS4 and PC)

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

You're the Star in These Wars; STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT (XBOX ONE, PS4 and PC)

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Byline: Cheryl Mullin Games reviewer

IT'S been a truly epic week for Star Wars fans. A new trailer for The Force Awakens that literally left me grinning from ear to ear, and then the official unveiling of Star Wars: Battlefront.

Developers EA Dice claim they are making the most immersive Star Wars game to date, which will offer players unprecedented access to props and locations from the original trilogy.

And the reveal trailer certainly made for compelling viewing. Stunning game engine footage begins with a battle in the forests of Endor, AT-ST, stormtroopers and rebels going head to head - cut to snowspeeders and AT-ATs clashing in the snow on Hoth, X-Wings darting through canyons on Tatooine and Tie-Fighters scrambling for battle.

And if that doesn't fill you with warm, nostalgic fuzzy feelings, there's Boba Fett, Vader and a closing shot of the Millennium Falcon to whet the appetite.

Battlefront will not feature any campaigns, instead offering "crafted missions" in single player mode - which can also be played in either split screen with a friend, or in online co-op with up to 40 other players. …

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