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First Star Wars Battlefront game trailer teases iconic planets and classic battles

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Jun 9, 2014, 6:08 PM EDT

A year after it was announced at E3 2013, EA's upcoming Star Wars Battlefront game has finally issued forth its first trailer. 

Though sadly a bit light on actual gameplay footage, the new video focuses on the developers' (Dice studio in Sweden) attempts to capture and recreate the magic from a galaxy far, far away.

The developers went to the Lucas archives to photograph models and props that were used in the Star Wars flicks, and also visited some of the original movies' many locations.

In the game, players will be able to fight epic battles on some of the most iconic Star Wars planets. They’ll also have the choice to play either for the heroic Rebellion or for the evil galactic Empire (which could be a lot more fun, if you ask us), rising through the ranks as they do so. 

Below is the game’s blurb:

Star Wars™ Battlefront™ is the ultimate Star Wars battle experience, brought to life by the creators of Battlefield. Fight in epic Star Wars battles on iconic planets and rise through the ranks playing as the heroic Rebellion or the evil galactic Empire. In 2004, the original Star Wars Battlefront came onto the scene and took gamers – and Star Wars fans – by surprise. It was an ambitious action shooter that gave players the opportunity to step into the shoes of their favorite Star Wars characters, pilot quintessential Star Wars vehicles, and relive classic Star Wars battles. Fast forward nearly 10 years and gamers still have many of those same Star Wars gaming fantasies – but now they wish to experience those larger-than-life battles in magnificent high definition, with all of the amazing special effects, vehicle physics and gameplay intensity that the next-generation has to offer. Star Wars Battlefront, developed by DICE on Frostbite 3, will surprise and delight fans yet again with a new experience inside this beloved universe made with our signature DICE craftsmanship and commitment to excellence.

Star Wars Battlefront will be released in the spring of 2015. Will you be picking this one up?

(via Comic Book Movie)