Earlier this year at Star Wars Celebration, we saw a separate, seven-minute gameplay presentation on Endor. Today at E3 2015 was EA and DICE’s first-ever public gameplay demo for Star Wars: Battlefront has revealed Luke Skywalker as a playable hero, in addition to the Rebel Alliance and Empire’s roles in combat.
The trailer showed Imperial soldiers sieging a hangar Hoth, where Rebels fought back with rockets, rifle fire, and snowspeeders. Rebel players sought to activate and defend control points, while Imperials aimed to keep the objectives deactivated. The Empire’s AT-ATs, while automated in their navigation, can be controlled to obliterate infantry. Imperial airstrikes also prove devastating against Rebels, who can protect themselves briefly with the bubble shield ability.