Star War Battlefront II Has A Release Date And Deluxe Edition, May Ditch Season Pass

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Star War Battlefront II Has A Release Date And Deluxe Edition, May Ditch Season Pass

At this year's Star Wars Celebration, EA and Lucasfilm announced the first details regarding Star Wars Battlefront II. Among those details were some important tidbits about its release, special edition, and season pass status.

Slated for November 17 of this year, Battlefront II will include a special deluxe edition, which offers several bonuses. Those who buy the deluxe edition will be able to play the game three days ahead of everyone else (a bonus more standard for big-budget games every year), upgraded versions of each of the game's character classes (which will, according to EA, grant them "superior firepower, deadly weapon modifications, and epic combat abilities." The edition will also have special ability modifiers for Kylo Ren, Rey, and the Millennium Falcon. Anyone who pre-orders the deluxe or standard editions of the game will also receive special costumes for Ren and Rey inspired by the upcoming "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

First Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Tells A Story From The Side Of The Empire

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First Star Wars Battlefront II Trailer Tells A Story From The Side Of The Empire

After a leak revealed the trailer early, we now have an official version of the first trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II. The trailer shows a story that begins near the end of the Return Of the Jedi, and reveals the campaign will take place from the perspective of the Empire rather than the Rebellion.

As in the leaked version of the trailer, the game also shows a number of scenarios from across all eras of Star Wars in the multiplayer, including brief glimpses and Yoda and Fey. You can watch the full trailer below.

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Watch The Trailer For The Final Season Of Star Wars: Rebels

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Watch The Trailer For The Final Season Of Star Wars: Rebels

Star Wars Rebels will see its final season this year, bringing the tumultuous story of Ezra Bridger, Hera Syndulla, and more to a close. At this year's Star Wars Celebration, we got our first look at where the season will take the Rebels crew.

The fourth season of Star Wars Rebels will premiere this fall on Disney XD. You can watch the trailer below.

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Over 20 Japanese Unreal Engine Switch Games In Development, According To Epic

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Over 20 Japanese Unreal Engine Switch Games In Development, According To Epic

By now, most people's time with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is likely drawing to a close, and in the coming months they'll need something else to play. While fans wait for the next marquee title for the system to hit, they can perhaps rest easy in the knowledge that several Japanese games are on the way.

Speaking with Japanese games website Automaton (translated by Gematsu) Epic Games Japan's Takayuki Kawasaki announced that there are over 20 Switch titles using the Unreal Engine in the works from Japanese developers. "These are titles that use Unreal Engine, for Switch, and are being made in Japan," Kawasaki said. "There may even be more. And now we’re gradually moving forward with Switch support for the free version [of Unreal Engine 4]. That way, as long as you have a Switch development license, you will be able to develop for Switch even with the free version.”

Hopefully those titles will hit soon, and with the Switch selling as well as it is, hopefully we'll see more developers flock to the system.

What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros., Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare, And The Demoscene

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What To Watch This Weekend: Super Smash Bros., Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare, And The Demoscene

Playoffs, Pro Tours, and live programming and art round out an absolutely packed weekend of competitive gaming. If you're into a big competitive scene, there's a big event for it this weekend. Let's dive in.

The Revision demoscene event turns creativity into a competition by having skilled programmers create digital art on the spot. If that sounds up your alley, it's worth checking out. (Stream / Schedule)

The League Of Legends LCS Playoffs head into Semifinals this week, and we're going to see giants fall as the team count continues to dwindle. (NA Stream / EU Stream / Schedules)

Oregon Trail Creators Return To Educational Software

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Oregon Trail Creators Return To Educational Software

As reported by MinnPost, former members of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium, or MECC, are looking to develop a new piece of educational software. The software is titled Re@l Experiences At Life, and focuses on real-life STEM study areas, including forensics, vehicle traffic flow, and invasive species. The goal of the software is to broaden STEM coverage, to cover a wide variety of careers and subjects.

Once completed, the software will be presented as a web portal that offers various ways to study, including streaming and classroom elements like reading materials. Re@l plans to launch after it finishes raising $500,000 in funding. You can read the full MinnPost story right here

Game Informer's own Joe Juba write a feature detailing MECC, including the company's inception and the creation of hits like Oregon Trail. You can read it right here.

Watch The Teaser Trailer For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Watch The Teaser Trailer For Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Lucasfilm has been surprisingly quiet with the marketing for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The film opens in theaters on December 15, yet we haven't seen or heard much about it. We know that Daisy Ridley, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Oscar Isaac are back for the sequel, and that they will be joined by Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro, but no story details have been provided. Just the intriguing name: The Last Jedi.


The second day of Star Wars Celebration finally shed some light on what fans can expect from this sequel. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson took the stage to discuss the film, introduce its stars, and at long last, show fans what they've been working.

No build up is needed for this trailer. Just click it and enjoy. We'll break down what we see later in the day.