When the second Death Star exploded in “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” it’s pretty likely that every living thing on the nearby forest moon Endor would’ve died. No Ewoks partying. No smiling Rebel Alliance soldiers.
It’s called the “Endor Holocaust” theory for a reason.
But in the “Star Wars” universe, everyone on Endor is fine. That explosion, seen above, is the plot point that the story arc of the new “Star Wars Battlefront II” is based upon: Revenge.
The new game — expected to launch on November 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC — stars a brand new heroine named Iden Versio. That’s her above, turning around. Here she is without that dark helmet on:
You can’t tell here, but she’s pretty pissed off that the second Death Star just exploded. She’ll seek revenge — on behalf of the sad, failing empire — throughout “Battlefront II.” Here’s what we know about the game so far!
As you’ve already learned, “Battlefront II” has a narrative-driven, single-player story campaign — that’s a major addition from the first “Battlefront” game, which was primarily focused on multiplayer.
The story focuses on telling the story of “the other side” — that of the Galactic Federation (the bad guys) — after the events of “Return of the Jedi.”
It’s set in “the 30 years between the destruction of Death Star II and through the rise of the First Order,” according to EA, which is to say “Between the events of ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘The Force Awakens.'” As such, you’ll come across some familiar faces.