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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 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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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 !

Gawker Media
580 d ago
Your Decisions at the New Star Wars Theme Parks Will Have Consequences
When Star Wars themed lands open at Walt Disney World and Disneyland in 2019, things are going to be interactive. Maybe, a little too interactive.
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IGN
580 d ago
The Biggest Stories From Star Wars Celebration 2017
This year's Star Wars Celebration has come to an end, and today's closing ceremony looked back at the weekend and some of the huge announcements and panels that Lucasfilm brought to Orlando.
Here's a look at five of the biggest moments of Star Wars Celebration 2017.
Star Wars Celebration kicked off with the "40 Years of Star Wars" panel , during which Disney and Lucasfilm shared a touching tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. George Lucas spent a few minutes talk about Carrie Fisher and reflect on the important role she played in the Star Wars saga as Leia Organa. "There really aren't very many people like her," he said. "They're one in a billion. And for this part she was absolutely perfect."
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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."
The Verge
580 d ago
The 13 things we learned from this year’s Star Wars Celebration
Star Wars Celebration has wrapped up in Orlando, Florida, and it’s been a fun four days immersed in everything Star Wars. We’ve learned a lot about the next couple of years of the franchise: we got our first looks at The Last Jedi and Battlefront II, learned the fate of Star Wars Rebels, and heard a bit about Disney’s ambitious plans for its Star Wars-themed parks.
Here are some of the biggest things that happened.
The Last Jedi
The biggest story of the convention was the first trailer for The Last Jedi , and we learned quite a bit from it. While the trailer was just a couple of minutes of footage, it gave us plenty to speculate over . But director Rian Johnson and several cast members also held a panel about the film, where they...
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