One of the big draws of the recently released “Star Wars: Battlefront” game is the inclusion of ‘The Battle of Jakku’, a level which takes place just after those in “Return of the Jedi” and sets up the Imperial fleet wreckage across the desert planet that is seen in the various trailers for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
Level designer Dennis Brannvall spoke with IGN UK recently and discussed why the battle takes place and the goals of both sides in it:
“At the edge of the map, the Empire has constructed a make-shift base as well as smaller fortifications strewn across the landscape. Following an emergency landing, the Rebels need to locate the enemy bases to attack and take control of them all.
Rebels need to locate and capture one of the three control points in Imperial control. The clock is ticking, but if the Rebel team succeeds with a capture additional time will be added and new control points will be available for capture. Moving through these increasingly challenging checkpoints, the ultimate goal is the Empire’s base where the final stand will take place.”
The Battle of Jakku DLC contains two maps and those who pre-ordered the game will receive it on December 1st. The game and EA have come under fire in recent days for disappointing levels of physical copy sales and much criticism in reviews for not just a lack of campaign but being very thin for the price they’re charging – especially with the game’s upcoming ‘Season Pass’.