Star Wars Celebration 2017: Rebels season 4 will be its final season

The series will be one of the several titles that comprise the Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi publishing initiative that will help bridge the story and action between Episode VII and Episode VIII. But now we know who the game will revolve around - a commander of the Inferno Squad, by the name of Iden Versio (played by Sleepy Hollow's Janina Gavankar). Among the confirmed names: Darth Maul, Yoda, Kylo Ren, Rey, Luke Skywalker, and, certainly, many more as we get closer to release.

In addition to Iden, players will also encounter and play as other iconic Star Wars heroes and villains like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign. And, the campaign is set right after the second Death Star explodes.

At this year's Star Wars Celebration executive producer Matt Webster revealed Battlefront 2 would be receiving some extra The Last Jedi goodness via pre-orders. There was no news about which spinoff will follow in Rogue One and the young Han solo movie as the third Star Wars stand-alone movie. "By putting players in the boots of an elite member of the Imperial forces, we can show them what the battle was like from the other side". We also have confirmation that we'll be fighting on Yavin-4, Starkiller Base, and Tatooine at some point. It will also have late Carrie Fisher, who shot her scenes for the film before her passing on December 27 a year ago. The character wholly believes in the Empire and, for players, it'll be a focus they are not used to: the eradication of the Rebellion.

"I'm trying to use you as therapy to get through this together", the actor said. He also introduced video clips of George Lucas and "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson in which they share anecdotes about working with Fisher. But multiplayer has expanded too, now spanning all eras: Prequels, Clone Wars, Original Trilogy and Sequel Trilogy.

Taking all of this into consideration, the inclusion of space battles in Star Wars Battlefront 2 ought to excite fans.

  • Salvatore Jensen