Evil Luke Skywalker Is The Best In 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' Trailer

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Iden Versio in the first trailer for 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2.' DICE

The first trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 inverts the moral order of the Star Wars galaxy, placing us in the boots of special forces Storm Trooper, Iden Versio. It begins at the end, just as the Rebel Alliance defeats the Empire and blows up the second Death Star. But though Emperor Palpatine is dead, the war is not over. For Versio, it’s “the day the real war began.”

Just like the first Star Wars: Battlefront, Battlefront 2 is loaded with legacy characters, this time including Darth Maul, Yoda, Kylo Ren and Rey (plus Star Wars: The Last Jedi DLC was promised at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando). But the trailer puts the real focus on the single-player campaign.

Versio is the commander of Inferno Squad and she’s a true believer in the Imperial mission and ethos. And while Return of the Jedi suggests that the Empire died with the Emperor, Versio has other plans. But whatever chaos Versio and her squad of stormtroopers gets up to (she kills the heroes of Endor!), she has a powerful enemy, a man who for her is the embodiment evil — the terrorist religious fanatic Luke Skywalker.

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Luke Skywalker in the first trailer for 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2.' Photo: DICE

We get only one look at Luke Skywalker, the ultimate Imperial enemy, in the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 trailer (at 1:15):

It’s not a familiar perspective on Luke – there’s no sign of the confused, boyish hero, but a hardened Jedi fighter who must be stopped at all cost. If the actual single-player campaign for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 can capture that same sense of moral reversal, we might finally have a Battlefront game that can offer more than reskinned Battlefield.

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will be out for PS4, Xbox One and PC on Nov. 17.

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