Exclusive Cinematic: What the Messenger Tells Us About Star Wars Battlefront II

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Exclusive Cinematic: What the Messenger Tells Us About Star Wars Battlefront II

In this exclusive new video, we get our closest look yet at the Emperor's mysterious, menacing Messenger droid.

The death of the Emperor wasn’t the end of the Empire. While the fall of the nefarious leader sewed confusion among the ranks, the surviving officers of the Imperial navy still wield influence over vast fleets and powerful forces. But even from beyond the grave, the Emperor’s destructive control holds sway over the galaxy… not just over his enemies, but also over the servants who failed to protect his life.

Part of that vengeance is enacted by Messenger droids, one of which plays a key role in the single-player story of Star Wars Battlefront II.

Messengers are agents of the Contingency – the Emperor’s sinister plan put into effect in the event of his untimely demise. Outlined in Star Wars Shattered Empire and Star Wars Aftermath, the Contingency punishes Empire and Rebellion alike.

Messengers are foreboding droids. They bear the visage of the dead Palpatine, and some are equipped to enforce his will not just with words, but with violent action. Early in Star Wars Battlefront II, a Messenger tasks Iden and her father, Garrick Versio, with terrifying instructions. We don’t want to reveal much more about this critical sequence, but its pretty clear that Iden’s “unusual” mission will place her on a collision course with the last wishes of the fallen Emperor.

The Messenger is just one of many story connections to the broader Star Wars galaxy revealed in the new single-player campaign. You’ll be learning much more about Iden, her teammates Del and Hask, and many of your favorite Star Wars characters in Star Wars Battlefront II, launching November 17.

However, you won’t have to wait until then to go hands-on with the game. The Star Wars Battlefront II multiplayer beta* is coming October 6 (or October 4 if you pre-order). Stay tuned for more news leading up to the game’s release.

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  • I’m looking forward to Battlefront II’s release!

    I pre-ordered a while back so next Wednesday, I’ll obviously be playing the beta.

  • Sorry fellas. Looks very awesome, but no VR support of any kind, means I’m passing for something else this Fall.

  • So glad I preordered this! The campaign looks like it’s high quality. I am hoping the couch COOP is robust and not as limited as it was in the Battlefront 1.

  • Prebought, totally excited, but am disappointed about the previous VR teases and then not have them.

    I expect a Star Wars VR announcement soon because DICE have been working on it but haven’t been able to say what.

  • I would like to be many heroes mostly jedi and sith. It would also be fun if you could have many
    hero ship. and finally it would be fun if it could be guys from the clone wars and maybe wild beasts like the Tusken Raider

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