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First Look At Jakku in Star Wars Battlefront

Posted By: Matt McGloin
08/28/2015 - 2:05am

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Electronic Arts has released a first look and details for Jakku in Star Wars Battlefront, the planet also featured in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The concept art features a Star Destroyer that crash landed with the Imperial troops evacuating and engaging the Rebel troops, both of which are described as strangers to the desert planet.

The second piece of concept art features a downed X-Wing with the Stormtroopers engaged in a firefight with the Rebels.

“There’s a David and Goliath theme to this,” DICE Concept Artist Anton Grandert told EA.com. “The epic, huge super structures of the Star Destroyers contrast against the tiny but brave Rebel soldiers fighting the Imperial forces.

"We wanted to portray a battle completely surrounding you, in every direction. Debris is falling from the sky, telling the story of battles above," Gradert continued. "On the surface of the planet you can see ground troops as well as X-wings, all taking part of the fight."

Details about Jakku include:

The Battle of Jakku was the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet.

• Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

• Together with Jakku, other iconic Star Wars locations like Hoth, Tatooine, Endor, and the previously unexplored planet Sullust will all be part of Star Wars Battlefront.

Fans who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront will be among the first players to experience the Battle of Jakku, the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet on the Outer Rim. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Players who pre-order Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one-week early starting on December 1, 2015. All other players will get access to this free content on December 8, 2015. 

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