Star Wars Battlefront II Official Images

The official Star Wars Battlefront II gameplay trailer debuted at EA Play 2017, taking us fans deeper into the highly-anticipated game — including a first look at Theed, capital city of Naboo from the Star Wars prequels. While this is just a glimpse of the map, the attention to detail for this location is unlike any seen in a previous Star Wars game, from the recreation of the Theed Royal Palace to the planet’s majestic waterfalls. The in-game footage of battle droids and clone troopers clashing is especially intense, with numerous combatants and vehicular combat including Naboo starfighters, AAT tanks, and vulture droids. Who knew the Clone Wars could be so much fun?

That’s the official words from StarWars.com sorted, so let’s get to the real gubbins of what’s in the game from what we’ve seen:

  • Playable Factions: The Galactic Republic, the Confederacy of Independent Systems, the Galactic Empire, the Rebel Alliance/New Republic, the First Order, and the Resistance.
  • Playable Heroes: Yoda, Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Iden Versio, Gideon Hask, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, Finn, and Rey.
  • Vehicles: Slave I, Vulture Droids, Trade Federation Landing Ship, Delta-7 Jedi Interceptor, Naboo Starfighters, V-wings, ARC-170s, LAATs, Republic Attack Cruisers, AATs, MTTs, AT-RTs, TIE Fighter, TIE Interceptor, Imperial Shuttles, Imperial Star Destroyers, Super Star Destroyers, Raider-class Corvette, Millennium Falcon, T-65B X-wings, Y-wings, A-wings, Nebulon-B Frigates, CR90 Corvettes, Mon Calamari Cruisers, AT-ATs, AT-STs, Tauntauns, Kylo Ren’s TIE Fighter*, First Order TIE Fighter, AALs, T-70 X-wings, and LIUVs.
  • Playable Battlefronts (Planetary and/or Space): Naboo, Kamino, Kashyyyk, Tatooine, Yavin IV, Hoth, Endor, Vardos, Jakku, Takodana, Starkiller Base, D’Qar, Crait, Spaceship Interior(s), and a variety of Space Battles.

What is really good is that it appear that anything we’ve seen in trailer isn’t being saved for after the game’s initial release for some DLC, but there is stuff that’s technically unconfirmed to be in the game, but has been hinted at or otherwise rumored, include the maps of Scarif, Sullust, and Geonosis, along with playable versions of Jango Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

We already know the basics about the game’s story – we’re going to play as Iden Versio, one of Inferno Squad’s finest recruits, around the time that the Empire collapsed after Palpatine’s death, and learn a bit about how the various Imperial Remnants formed into the First Order. The mission that was revealed to a few outlets like Kotaku covers follows Iden’s return to her home planet of Vardos immediately after the Death Star II’s destruction to see her superior – her father, an admiral (pictured above). He shows her a message from Palpatine that gives her and her team key details necessary to carry out the contingency plan Operation Cinder. Suddenly, the shipyard that the Versios speak on is besieged by Rebel forces, and Inferno Squad leads a counterattack to allow Iden to infiltrate the Rebel frigate to destroy the ship’s ion cannons from within.

In addition to what was told at E3, they released a new trailer that showcases Yoda dueling Darth Maul, Kylo Ren fighting Rey, and even more multiplayer battles, along with another look at the single-player campaign. You can watch the trailer and check out a the hi-res gallery below.

Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images

Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images

Star Wars Battlefront II Packaging

Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images
Star Wars EA Battlefront 2 II Official Hi Res HD Images

 

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BB-9E : The Last Jedi

A Lego Star Wars : The Last Jedi Lego packaging leak has revealed and a new BB Unit, this one called BB-9E who is meant to be an evil version of BB-8, much like 0-0-0 for C-3PO. It looks like BB-9E is a BB-unit used by the First Order and utilized on one of the order’s many Star Destroyers and this one is assigned to the same Star Destroyer as Supreme Leader Snoke according to the Lego packaging.

The following are some concept Photoshop rendering I’ve created based on the Lego detail.

BB 9E First Order Droid Star Wars The Last Jedi
BB 9E First Order Droid Star Wars The Last Jedi

Base image via The Video CoPilot ‘Free’ Star Wars Model Pack!

Star Wars The Last Jedi BB-9E and the First Order
Star Wars The Last Jedi BB-9E and the First Order

Base image via Vanity Fair © Annie Leibovitz 2017

BB 9E Droid Star Wars Ep8 The Last Jedi First Order Droid
BB 9E Droid Star Wars Ep8 The Last Jedi First Order Droid

Technical Specifications

BB-9E was an astromech droid, powered by a selenium drive. It had an internal orbiculate motor which allowed his spherical bodies to roll across a variety of terrain and kept his domed head fixed on top with magnetic casters. Wireless telemetry allowed the two sections of the droid to communicate. The internal gyroscopic propulsion system was self-correcting, and surface sensors on the spherical body allowed BB-9E to travel across uneven environments. Its shell was sealed from dust contamination. He was equipped with compressed liquid cable launchers that could tether and reel the droid in to hard-to-reach spots. BB-9E’s head was composed of a lightweight cranial frame featuring a large, round primary photoreceptor and a smaller articulated holoprojector array. Two transmitter and receiver antennae extended from the top of his head. Data ports were also located at the bottom of the dome-shaped head. He was protected by self-preservation protocols, creating a strong loyalty to the First Order. BB-9E communicated via droid-speak variants. It is unknown if he had any modifications apart the standard BB-unit features.

Hi Res versions of the The Last Jedi BB-9E Unit below:

The Annie Leibovitz ‘The Last Jedi” Vanity Fair Photo Shoot

As a Star Wars devotee who can’t wait for December to come around and is constantly and eagerly awaiting any new snippet, well I need wait no further, as one of my favourite photographers, Annie Leibovitz was given exclusive access to writer-director Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi—and what Kathleen Kennedy is calling…Carrie Fisher’s lasting legacy.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Luke and Rey
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Luke and Rey
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Rey Training
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Rey Training

A NEW HOPE

Daisy Ridley’s Rey hones her lightsaber skills—and channels her inner Force

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Rey and Chewbacca
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Rey and Chewbacca

DRIVER’S SEAT
Daisy Ridley as Rey, at the helm of the Millennium Falcon, with Joonas Suotamo as co-pilot Chewbacca.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Resistance
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Resistance

FREEDOM FIGHTERS
Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and Kelly Marie Tran as the rebels General Leia Organa, Poe Dameron, Finn, and Rose Tico, with droid BB-8

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Canto Bight casino
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Canto Bight casino

NIGHT CREATURES
Neal Scanlan (seated), creative supervisor of the Star Wars creature shop, and guests at the Canto Bight casino.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Canto Bight casino costumes
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images The Canto Bight casino costumes

BEST-DRESSED
Costume designer Michael Kaplan (seated), surrounded by some of his creations.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images the Droid Department
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images the Droid Department

OFF DUTY
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, with droids R2-D2 and BB-8 and the Droid Department’s Brian Herring, Dave Chapman, Matthew Denton, Lee Towersey, and Joshua Lee.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Cast and Dogs
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Cast and Dogs

OFF DUTY CREW
Carrie Fisher (General Leia Organa), writer-director Rian Johnson, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), and producer Kathleen Kennedy with Fisher’s dog, Gary, and Hamill’s daughter’s dog, Millie.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Mother and Daughter
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Mother and Daughter

MOTHER AND DAUGHTER
Carrie, who sadly died in December, with daughter Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Kaydel Connix).

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Fisher and Hamill
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Fisher and Hamill

MEMORIES
Fisher and Hamill, with whom she first worked four decades ago.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Laura Dern as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo

ROOKIES
Laura Dern, as Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, a newcomer to the saga.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Benicio Del Toro as DJ
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Benicio Del Toro as DJ

ROOKIES
Benicio Del Toro, as the shifty “DJ,” a newcomer to the saga.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Kylo Ren Han Solo's son and slayer
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images Kylo Ren Han Solo’s son and slayer

THE JEDI SPAWN
Adam Driver, in character as Kylo Ren, Han Solo’s son and slayer, wields a crossguard lightsaber.

Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images First Order leaders General Hux, Kylo Ren, and Captain Phasma, played by Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver
Star Wars The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo shoot by Annie Leibovitz Hi Res HD Images First Order leaders General Hux, Kylo Ren, and Captain Phasma, played by Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver

THE DARK SIDE
First Order leaders General Hux, Kylo Ren, and Captain Phasma, played by Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver, and Gwendoline Christie.

The following is super hi res versions of the Annie Leibovitz Star Wars: The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Photo Shoot.

 

Sexy Nipple Rey Star Wars The Last Jedi
Sexy Rey Star Wars The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi Vanity Fair Covers

Renowned Star Wars photographer Annie Leibovitz has done it again, repeating what she did for The Force Awakens with a cover shoot for The Last Jedi:

Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Rey and Luke Skywalker
Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Rey and Luke Skywalker

The first cover features at least one Jedi—who may or may not be the last. Leibovitz captured Daisy Ridley and Mark Hamill on the blustery cliff on the planet Ahch-To (on location in Ireland) where Luke Skywalker was last seen with Ridley’s Rey. Ridley stares down the camera and into the future of the galaxy.

Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Phasma Kylo Ren and General Hux
Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Phasma Kylo Ren and General Hux

The three First Order heavies—Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson), and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver)—on display here are looking a little worse for wear following the events of The Force Awakens. The new portrait offers fans a first look at Christie in character with her helmet off. Driver tells Kamp in our cover story that Kylo Ren’s wounds go much deeper than the fearsome new scar on his face. If history is any indication, the second installment of the trilogy will be the dark side’s time to shine.

Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Poe Finn Rose and BB8
Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ Poe Finn Rose and BB8

Fan favorite intergalactic flyboy pin-up, Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), is on the third cover, with friends Finn (John Boyega) and the droid BB-8 (as himself). Boyega, healthy and ready for action, is looking much better here than in his comatose state at the conclusion of The Force Awakens. There are some hints about his Last Jedi escapades in our cover story. He’s joined both on those adventures and in this portrait by Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran)—a Resistance maintenance worker and the new character with the most screen time in Episode VIII.

Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ General Leia
Star Wars : The Last Jedi Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers Hi Res HD Large _ General Leia

No reflection on the franchise’s four decades would be complete without a tribute to Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016. This final cover features only her character, Leia—the general, princess, and rebel who has been a figure central to the Star Wars universe from the very outset.

More exclusive reveals are coming this week from Vanity Fair, so keep your eyes peeled… in the meantime checkout these super hi-res versions of the covers…

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