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Carrie Fisher's daughter Billie Lourd and George Lucas honored the actress who died last year at "Star Wars: Celebration" in Orlando, Florida Thursday. Lourd recounted three important lessons her mother taught her.  Life should be funny.  She also taught her the strongest person in the room can be the most vulnerable. That's Fisher. Lourd also surprised fans by reciting her mother's iconic Princess Leia hologram speech from "Star Wars."

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Much of the speech has been edited out of the live stream on "Star Wars" YouTube page. INSIDER pieced together most of it below from the "Star Wars"  YouTube  channel, the official "Star Wars"  Periscope , and uploads of the speech online. 
Here it is in full as complete as we could find it for now:
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"My mom used to say she never knew where Princess Leia ended and Carrie Fisher began," Lourd began. "She was imperfect in many ways but her imperfections and willingness to speak about them are what made her more than perfect. My mom, like Leia, wasn’t ever afraid to speak her mind and say things that might have made most people uncomfortable, but not me and not you. That was why she loved you, because you accepted and embraced all of her."
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After applause from the crowd, Lourd continued to tell the crowd the other two lessons from the late Fisher.
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Peter Sciretta over at Slashfilm  captured the latter part of Lourd's speech on video. You can check it out below:
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Star Wars Episode 8, otherwise known at The Last Jedi, isn't due out until December this year. But at the recently held Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando, director Rian Johnson and the film's cast revealed the very first teaser trailer for the sure to be upcoming box office juggernaut.
Sure, it's only a teaser, so there aren't major plot details revealed. But this teaser does confirm a lot of fan theories, as well as give all of us a tantalising glimpse at what's in store for Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, BB-8, Kylo Ren, and even the reclusive Luke Skywalker. It looks like Skywalker will indeed take on the role of mentor to Rey, training her on that mysterious planet that we saw in the very last shot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But what other secrets and plot details does this teaser trailer hold? Let's dive in to find out.


Hello Rey! The first shot of this teaser shows a rock, before Rey's hand slams down on it and the camera moves up to reveal her stressed face. This is the costume that we last saw Rey in, when she arrived on the planet Ahch-To to confront the reclusive Luke Skywalker at the end of The Force Awakens. Is this the start of Rey's formal Jedi training? Luke's voiceover during the next section seems to lend credence to this fact, as he says: "Breathe. Just breathe. Now, reach out. What do you see?"


Waves are crashing on Ahch-To as Rey stands pensively looking out to the horizon. This island Luke has stationed himself on looks pretty desolate, which begs the question: where does he get all his supplies from? Is there more to this island than just being a bare rock with no trees?


Yep, Rey is totally using the Force here. Is she sitting cross-legged in the background, though? Is this within the same scene as the previous shot, and therefore could possibly be part of Luke's training?


Here, apparently, is the start of Rey's answer to Luke when he asks: "What do you see?" This is General Leia Organa, standing in front of some sort of star map on the bridge of a ship. and if you listen very, very closely to the audio at this point, you can faintly hear the line: "Help me, Obi-Wan." Is that merely a callback to the original trilogy? Or does it have some deeper meaning?


This looks to be Kylo Ren's destroyed helmet. The panels behind it hint that this location being some sort of First Order facility, but what exactly has happened here? Is this a flashback to the previous film and Starkiller Base? And there's another audio hint playing softly here, with what sounds like Obi-Wan Kenobi saying "Seduced by the dark side". Again, what's the link?


Is this some sort of bookshelf? Our guess would be that this is within Luke's home on Ahch-To. But what exactly are these tomes? And as if there weren't enough audio hints in this trailer, it sounds like Yoda's voice can also be faintly heard here saying "Train, you will."
Or, here's another bit of speculation: could this bookshelf actually be on Dagobah instead?


This book is clearly very important to Jedi lore. But what is it? Could this be the famed Journal of the Whills, an ancient book that allegedly recounts the major events in galactic history? And whose hand is that? It's clearly gloved, so it's probably neither Luke nor Rey. Is it a pilot's glove?


If you had any question as to whether The Last Jedi would see Luke train Rey, then this shot should serve as your answer. This looks like Luke training Rey as she wields a lightsaber.


This could be a shot of a brand new planet to the Star Wars universe. According to previous interviews with The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, there will be a planet called Crait in the upcoming film, a mineral planet on the outskirts of the galaxy that will play a key role in the struggle between the First Order and the Resistance. The red dust kicked up by these ships (sadly, they're not podracers) seem to indicate mineral deposits, and with the preceeding shot to this show First Order AT-ATs in the distance, it seems like a fight is definitely on the cards here between the two forces.


Here's our first look at ex-Stormtrooper Finn, and it looks like he's still in pretty bad shape after the events of The Force Awakens.


Here's Poe Dameron and BB-8, running furiously through what seems to be a ship or base that's under some sort of attack.


In the next shot, it looks like our heroes are indeed in the dock of a ship in space. Things aren't looking good, however, with that explosion seemingly taking out Poe's custom paint job X-Wing.


And here's the Falcon, seemingly engaged again in combat within a planet's atmosphere. Who's flying this, we wonder? If Rey is training, could someone else be at the helm?


Is Rey running to a fight, or is this part of her training with Luke?


Fresh from committing patricide (woops, spoilers), here's Kylo Ren looking all pensive and rocking that facial scar he received from Rey in The Force Awakens.


This shot is likely a flashback scene to when the Knights of Ren destroyed Luke's Jedi training facility, which was the catalyst for him to disappear from the face of the galaxy in the first place.


Is that Captain Phasma leading those troopers? Looks like she survived that trash compactor she was supposedly placed in at the end of The Force Awakens.


These look like the new Nebulon-B escort frigates, but we're not quite sure where this battle is taking place. What is that planet in the background? UPDATE: We may have a pretty good guess as to what this planet is: could it be where the Resistance base was located in The Force Awakens?


The Resistance base was on a planet called D'Qar, and we noticed that in the last few frames of this shot, you can see an asteroid belt surrounding this green planet. And if you cast your mind back to The Force Awakens...


Here's a shot of D'Qar taken from The Force Awakens. Notice any similarities? So does this mean that The First Order manages to track down the Resistance base in The Last Jedi?


Did Luke really just say "It's time for the Jedi to end?" What happened to him during his long isolation? What type of man is he now? Also, this interior looks like the inside of a tree. Could this be definitive proof that the mysterious bookcase we looked at before is at the same place?

Business Insider
582 d ago
Here's everything we know so far about 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'
The first trailer for the next episode of "Star Wars" has finally been released, giving fans plenty of details to discuss while they wait for it to hit theaters in December. Here's everything we know so far from the new footage and the Star Wars Celebration event where it premiered.
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CNET News
582 d ago
Everything we spotted in that 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' trailer - CNET
Let's theorize and hypothesize and spend all day speculating what the heck is going on here. (We have eight months to kill. What's stopping you?)
Polygon
582 d ago
Biggest moments and news from The Last Jedi panel at Star Wars Celebration
It wasn’t just the trailer
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Mashable
582 d ago
9 bizarre things that are still canon in the Star Wars universe
On Friday, the very first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was finally released. And it ruled.
It was great to see those characters from The Force Awakens that we've grown to love over the past year and half back in action. The new movies, including the spin off Rogue One, have all been the work of Disney with no creative input from series creator George Lucas
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These new movies have been such a vast departure from the prequel films that they sometimes feel like they take place in completely different universes altogether.  Read more...
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The Verge
582 d ago
One of fantasy’s biggest authors comes to Star Wars
Before The Force Awakens hit theaters, Lucasfilm prepared fans with a steady drip of books and comics under the Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens banner, telling some of the stories of events between Episodes VI and VII. During Star Wars Celebration Del Rey announced that it would be running a similar campaign to lead up to The Last Jedi with a series of “Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi” titles.
An impressive group of authors will be writing the books. Most notably, Ken Liu , a Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning author who’s considered one of the biggest up and coming names in genre fiction, will write The Legends of Luke Skywalker. (He’s also writing a story in the upcoming Certain Point of View anthology ) Other...
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Polygon
582 d ago
Mark Hamill remembers Carrie Fisher during beautiful tribute at Star Wars Celebration
‘I’m mad. She should be here.’
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ABC
582 d ago
WATCH: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': 1st trailer drops at Star Wars Celebration
Fans at "Star Wars" Celebration were just treated to the very first trailer for the upcoming blockbuster "The Last Jedi."
GameSpot
582 d ago
Carrie Fisher Will Not Be In Star Wars: Episode 9, Lucasfilm Boss Says
Earlier this month, Carrie Fisher's brother said the late actress would be in Star Wars: Episode IX . At the time, he said Lucasfilm would use "recent footage" of the actress to put her in the film. Now, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has responded, confirming that Fisher will not be in Episode IX.
Kennedy confirmed this is an interview with Good Morning America, which airs on Disney subsidiary ABC. "Sadly, Carrie will not be in [Episode IX]," Kennedy said. You can watch the clip below ( via The Verge ).
EXCLUSIVE: Lucasfilm President Kathy Kennedy says Carrie Fisher will NOT be in @StarWars Episode 9 as General Leia. #SWCO #TheLastJedi pic.twitter.com/gxH80QteYb
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 14, 2017
Fisher will reprise her role as General Organa in this December's The Last Jedi. You will be seeing a lot of her in the movie, and she's great in it, Kennedy said in the interview. The first trailer for The Last Jedi was released today at Star Wars Celebration-- watch it here .
Kennedy mentioned in the GMA interview that the script for 2019's Episode IX was not written when Fisher passed away in December 2016. Fisher's brother, Todd, was "confused" regarding Carrie's appearance in Episode IX, Kennedy said.
Kennedy and Episode IX director Colin Trevorrow met in January 2017 to discuss Leia's role in the Star Wars universe going forward . Lucasfilm also confirmed that it would not use CGI to digitally resurrect Leia .
"Carrie Fisher was, is, and always will be a part of the Lucasfilm family," the statement continued. "She was our princess, our general, and more importantly, our friend. We are still hurting from her loss. We cherish her memory and legacy as Princess Leia, and will always strive to honor everything she gave to Star Wars."
A touching tribute to Fisher was released at Star Wars Celebration this week-- watch it here .
Mashable
581 d ago
Why Rose should be your new favorite Star Wars character
ORLANDO — "Look at her," said Luke Skywalker, aka Mark Hamill. "If she were any cuter, she'd be a Disney character." The object of Jedi adoration was Kelly Marie Tran, the most recently unveiled cast member of The Last Jedi. She plays a character called Rose.
At Star Wars Celebration Friday, Tran endeared herself to fandom with the elaborate ruse she'd used to prevent her parents from blabbing the secret. She'd told them she was filming an indie movie in Canada — and even sent them bottles of maple syrup to burnish the cover story. 
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The Verge
581 d ago
New trailers: Star Wars, Thor, Dear White People, and more
Last weekend I watched Eight Days a Week, Ron Howard's documentary about The Beatles' touring years. It's a really enjoyable film with some great performance footage (turns out The Beatles were very good musicians), but what I really loved about it was the insight into ’60s culture on the periphery of it all.
The film was basically supplemental viewing for me, since I'm also watching through Man Men for the first time right now. In the spot I'm at — the middle of season five — music is increasingly being used to show the tension between adults of the ’50s and adults of the ’60s, and Eight Days a Week speaks to that on some level.
The documentary may be about The Beatles' members, but it also shows how the band gave people the chance to...
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Mashable
581 d ago
'Star Wars Rebels' to end with 'darker' Season 4
This will be a day long remembered: it marked the end of the Rebellion. Sort of. 
Lucasfilm announced here at its Star Wars Celebration event that its only current TV show — the animated series Star Wars Rebels — will come to a close at the end of  season 4.
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Over the final 15 episodes, the story of the crew of the Ghost, who gets pulled into the wider rebellion, will reach a conclusion that was apparently always planned.
What remains to be seen: given that the Ghost was seen briefly (and its pilot Hera namechecked) in Rogue One, will the finale take us into an animated version of the battle of Scarif?  Read more...
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The Verge
581 d ago
Star Wars Rebels is ending with its fourth season
During the Star Wars Rebels panel at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando Florida, show creator Dave Filoni announced that the show would be coming to an end at the end of the upcoming fourth season.
During the panel, Filoni revealed that the show would come to an end at the end of the coming season. “Seeing the evolution of this family, [and] these kids, and watching them get older, as a creator of a story I think of these things. I think about where we are going, and what the characters need to go through,” he said. “This is where I have to tell you that Season 4 is the final season of Star Wars Rebels.”
He went on to note that the decision was one that he made, noting he wanted to make sure that the show goes out on a high note, getting...
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GameSpot
581 d ago
Star Wars Rebels - Season 4 Official Trailer
Destinies are revealed in the final season of Star Wars Rebels.
Re/code
581 d ago
Watch the ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer right here
Disney’s new teaser racked up well over 40 million views online in just 24 hours.
New “Star Wars” content has arrived!
You may have noticed an anxious buzz on the internet Friday that had nothing to do with North Korea or Vladimir Putin. No, that buzz was thanks to Disney, which dropped the official trailer for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” on YouTube and Facebook and Twitter.
The two-minute spot features some nice action shots, a few explosions and more Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) than we saw in the entire prequel, “Star War: The Force Awakens.”
As expected, the internet is gobbling this up. The video has already generated 17 million views on YouTube and 26 million views on Facebook .
Here it is for your own viewing pleasure.
GameSpot
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 - Watch The Full Official Trailer
The full trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II has arrived. The reveal comes after a shorter version leaked last week , and there was also a brief teaser yesterday. Watch it above.
The trailer debuted at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando during the Battlefront II panel, which featured representatives from Criterion, Motive Studios, DICE, and Lucasfilm. As shown in the trailer, the game features heroes and situations from all eras of Star Wars canon.
Like the leaked version, the full trailer is narrated by Imperial commander Iden Versio and includes Darth Maul, Yoda, Luke, Rey, and Kylo Ren. This full version adds more action and more insight into Versio's character.
Star Wars Battlefront II is launching on November 17 for PS4 , PC , and Xbox One .
The Verge
581 d ago
Star Wars: Battlefront II makes the Imperials the good guys
When Star Wars: Battlefront was released two years ago, it received a lot of praise for the way in which it faithfully recreated props, vehicles, and worlds from the original film trilogy, but it took a hit when it came to the lack of a single-player campaign . With the sequel, EA hopes to change that, and this morning it offered a glimpse at what players can expect when Battlefront II arrives on November 17th. The single-player mode certainly looks like it will be heavy on narrative and world-building, but more importantly, it’s embracing a perspective that’s never really been tackled in the film series before: the point of view of the Empire.
A team-up between EA DICE, Motive Studios, and Criterion Games, Battlefront II will let players...
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Polygon
581 d ago
What’s new in Star Wars Battlefront 2’s multiplayer
DICE overhauls Battlefront’s heroes, space combat and more
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Polygon
581 d ago
In Star Wars Battlefront 2’s campaign, you’re the bad guy
DICE casts players as a hero of the Empire
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Polygon
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 launches in November, here’s its first trailer
Fight as a hero of the Empire
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IGN
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Multiplayer Preview
Where Battlefront II’s new single player mode is attempting something different (both the mode and its content), the focus for the returning multiplayer component seems to be more about refinement. The last Battlefront got a lot right, but it also occasionally felt like gorgeous blueprints for something better to come. This could well be it.
Burnout creators Criterion have stepped in to take on the game’s vehicles and head up a much-requested new feature; a full space combat mode. While the first game’s baby steps into providing material from films other than the original trilogy have become a bold jump, this will be the first Star Wars game to include material from all three film eras (although Gungans have been studiously absent from the footage we’ve seen - make of that what you will).
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IGN
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Single-Player Preview
All EA really had to do to make people happy with Battlefront 2’s single-player was announce that they had one. It was an obvious missing piece in 2015’s Battlefront, and in part because of that, I expected Battlefront 2’s campaign to play things safe and avoid overlapping with anything happening in the current films or presenting any challenging controversies of its own. I’m pretty sure I was wrong.
Check out the brand new reveal screenshots below - click right to see them all:
The campaign (which was co-written by Walt Williams, who wrote the highly-acclaimed Spec Ops: The Line) is set right after Death Star 2 explodes, and ends around the time that Starkiller Base does - a story ambitiously spanning almost 30 years. The “point”, according to contributing developer Motive, is to bridge the gap between the original trilogy and the current films, exploring what happens to an Empire without an Emperor. To do that, they decided to let players become the Empire, specifically in the shape of an elite Imperial Commander called Iden Versio, though there will also be segments that have you have you control Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren.
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GameSpot
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Release Date Announced
Star Wars Battlefront II is launching on PS4 , PC , and Xbox One on November 17.
In a panel at Star Wars Celebration, representatives of teams working on Battlefront II--EA, Motive Studios, DICE, and Lucasfilm--revealed the release date alongside a full trailer .
Unlike 2015's Star Wars Battlefront , Battlefront II will feature "all eras" of the Star Wars canon rather than drawing only from the original trilogy.
Battlefront II also includes a canon single-player campaign set after the events of Return of the Jedi. It follows an Imperial commander named Iden Versio who swears to avenge the Emperor and quell the Rebellion, though it will include other perspectives . It also introduces a new planet, Iden's homeworld.
Battlefront II's multiplayer features trooper classes as well as an upgrade system for troopers and heroes, which allows for greater customization. Troopers will correspond to the era and location you're battling in, which means Clone Wars-era troops won't show up on Hoth. However, it seems heroes will be available regardless of era.
Preordering the Battlefront II will give you extra content, including Last Jedi-themed costumes for Rey and Kylo Ren. See the full list of preorder bonuses , including what comes with the deluxe edition.
The first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was also revealed during Celebration this year; check out our Star Wars trailer breakdown .
CNET News
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront II will convert you to the dark side - CNET
The video game sequel lets players explore the immediate aftermath of "Return of the Jedi." It also features multiplayer matches from all Star Wars eras.
GameSpot
581 d ago
The Biggest News From Star Wars Celebration 2017: Trailers, Games, And Cosplay
Star Wars Celebration is going on this weekend in Orlando, Florida, and there are a lot of announcements. If you want to stay up-to-date on everything happening in the film, TV, and video game realms of Star Wars, check out this story, which we'll update throughout the event with all of the show's biggest stories!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Of course, the biggest news for the entire Star Wars event was the trailer for Episode 8: The Last Jedi . But beyond getting a first look at the movie, here's what else we learned.
The Last Jedi's poster looks suitably epic and menacing. To prepare for the trailer, we played a bunch of classic Star Wars games; watch the lead-up and our editors' live reaction of the reveal.Our in-depth scene-by-scene breakdown of the trailer reveals a few things you might've missed. Despite earlier reports , Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy clarified that, although the recently departed Carrie Fisher will have a part in The Last Jedi, she will not be in Episode 9 .Star Wars Animated ShowsWatch the full trailer for the next season of Star Wars Rebels here , and also read up on details about a new character played by Warwick Davis.Sadly, it looks like Season 4 will be the final season of Star Wars Rebels , according to the series' director.In happier news, there's a new animated series on the way called Forces of Destiny. Star Wars: Battlefront 2
A slightly condensed version of the trailer may have leaked a few days early , but you can now watch the full-length Battlefront II reveal trailer. Other details we learned about the game included:
The release date is November 17. In addition to taking on the role of Imperial officer Iden Versio, you'll also be able to play as Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren .Fan Events and Other NewsCarrie Fisher was giving a emotional and beautiful tribute at the show . Here's the best cosplay from Star Wars Celebration --people take a lot of liberties with the traditional Storm Trooper outfit.Sideshow Collectibles has some very detailed Rouge One figurines . And here's a collection of Sideshow Collectibles bounty hunter figurines .
IGN
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Won't Have a Season Pass
Star Wars Battlefront II won't feature a season pass, developer DICE has confirmed.
Battlefront II creative director Bernd Diemer confirmed the absence of a season pass in an interview with Mashable . "We don't want to segment our community," he said with regard to why the team opted to forgo a season pass.
Upon looking back at how Battlefront changed over time following its launch in 2015 with the addition of DLC, Diemer said the team came to the conclusion that "for this type of game, season passes are not the best thing" and they need to "come up with something better."
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GameSpot
581 d ago
Star Wars Battlefront 2: Everything We Know So Far
Though we've known about it for a little while now, we're starting to get actual details about Star Wars Battlefront II . We've compiled everything we know so far so you can keep track. Below, you can find all the important information, from news and videos to what you can expect in general.
Battlefront II follows 2015's Star Wars Battlefront , which featured characters and locations from the original trilogy only. Battlefront II widens the scope to include all eras of Star Wars canon in its multiplayer, and it also has a single-player campaign. It launches on November 17 for PS4 , PC , and Xbox One .
The Reveal Trailer
After a trailer leak and a brief teaser , we've finally gotten an official, full trailer for Battlefront II. Like the leaked version, the full trailer is narrated by Imperial commander Iden Versio and includes Darth Maul, Yoda, Luke, Rey, and Kylo Ren. This full version adds more action and makes it more clear that the story takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi.
Battlefront II FAQ
When does the game come out?
Battlefront II launches on November 17 for PS4 , PC , and Xbox One .
Is it canon?
Yes! The single-player story is approved and considered part of the official Star Wars canon by Lucasfilm.
When does it take place?
The single-player campaign picks up after the end of Return of the Jedi and covers the 30-year span between that movie and The Force Awakens. The multiplayer includes characters and locations from "all eras" of the Star Wars timeline.
What's the story about?
The single-player campaign stars Iden Versio, an Imperial commander who's seeking to avenge the Emperor following the destruction of the Death Star. Most of the story will be from the Empire's perspective, but there will also be missions where you play as established characters , including Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren. It also introduces a new planet, Iden's homeworld of Vardos.
How does multiplayer work?
Multiplayer matches can include up to 40 players. The game features a class system for troopers, which can be upgraded as you play and customized for your play style. Trooper skins will change to match the era and location of battle for more authenticity.
The game will also bring back heroes, which can also be upgraded as you play and unlock abilities. The heroes confirmed so far include Darth Maul, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Rey, and Kylo Ren. Mutliplayer will include characters from all of Star Wars canon, and it seems that unlike the troopers, their availability in battle won't be tied to that battle's place in the timeline.
What about vehicles?
Vehicles work the same way troopers and heroes do; they're upgradeable and customizable. There are more run-of-the-mill vehicles, like TIE fighters, as well as "hero ships," like the Millennium Falcon. There are also rideable tauntauns.
What comes with a preorder/the deluxe edition?
The Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition of Battlefront II includes a slew of bonuses for those who preorder. They are:
Access to play Battlefront II on November 14, three days earlyUpgraded versions of all four trooper classes (Officer, Assault, Heavy, and Specialist)Four epic ability upgrades--one for each trooper classInstant weapon unlocks and weapon modifications for each trooper classExclusive Kylo Ren- and Rey-themed looks, inspired by Star Wars: The Last JediEpic ability modifiers for Kylo Ren and ReyAn epic ability modifier for the Millennium Falcon
Preordering the standard version gets you the last three bonuses only. The standard version is $60, while the deluxe is $80.
Our Impressions So Far
For more on Star Wars Battlefront II, check out all our written and video coverage .
GameSpot
581 d ago
Star Wars Celebration's Most Creative Cosplay

There was a whole lot of cosplay at Star Wars Celebration over the weekend in Orlando, Florida. Quite a few people created costumes that were out of the box in terms of design--and one person was quite literally inside a box. Here are the most creative cosplayers we saw at the convention.
Looking for more cosplay? Check out the best cosplay from Star Wars Celebration !

CNET News
581 d ago
Make Star Wars treats of Jaxxon the rabbit - CNET
Move over, Easter bunny. Star Wars bounty hunter Jaxxon is the muse for these tasty Rice Krispies Treat Pops.
ABC
581 d ago
WATCH: The biggest 'Star Wars' reveals we learned at Celebration 2017
Rian Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy, Dave Filoni reveal new details of the future of the "Star Wars" franchise at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando.
GameSpot
580 d ago
Rebel And Jedi Cosplay At Star Wars Celebration

All the cosplay heroes of the Star Wars universe showed up to Celebration over the weekend in Orlando. Fans dressed as Rebels, Jedi, Clones, and Willrow Hood showed their love for the franchise. Check out some of the coolest hero cosplay from the show.
Looking for more cosplay? Check out the best cosplay at the show and the most creative cosplayers at Celebration !

ABC
580 d ago
WATCH: Star Wars fans descend on Orlando for 'Star Wars Celebration'
The twelfth annual event showcased stars of the movies and gave fans a sneak peak of the next film, "The Last Jedi."
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