FIRST LOOK… Battlefront: The Battle of Jakku

As debris from battles above shower the desert ground, the feeling of chaos is intensifying. A Star Destroyer has just crash-landed and some of its engines are still smoking. The battle has just begun…

A battle rages on the planet of Jakku twenty-nine years before appearing in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. StarWarsEA.com has released exclusive artwork surrounding the release of Battlefront: Battle of Jakku which hits shelves on December 1st, 2015.

Jakku Star Destroyer

Our first glimpse of the desert planet Jakku was during scenes of Finn immediately after his crash landing, Rey speeding into the horizon and BB-8 hurriedly rolling across the desert landscape during The Force Awakens first teaser trailer. The opening scene of the second teaser trailer took everyone’s breath away by showing the wreckage of a Star Destroyer and a classic X-Wing fighter. Now Battlefront will show us how the wreckage got there.

From StarWarsEA.com:

In the artwork above, a Star Destroyer has crash landed, and from the belly of this battle-scarred metal giant, a myriad of Imperial ground troops have evacuated and engaged with Rebel troops, also strangers to this desert planet…. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™.

concept art battle of jakku

Battlefront players will experience a unique perspective during battles which have shaped the Star Wars galaxy:

“We wanted to portray a battle completely surrounding you, in every direction. Debris is falling from the sky, telling the story of battles above. On the surface of the planet you can see ground troops as well as X-wings, all taking part of the fight,” Grandert says.

Together with Jakku, other iconic Star Wars locations like Hoth, Tatooine, Endor, and the previously unexplored planet Sullust will all be part of Star Wars Battlefront.

Hit the link if you want to be among the first to battle the Empire on Jakku: Pre-order to get a head start with the Battle of Jakku.

And you can read all of the details by visiting StarWarsEA.com.