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Star Wars Battlefront will debut in April at Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Battlefront will be unveiled next month at Star Wars Celebration, the semi-annual fan convention, Electronic Arts announced today.

"We’re thrilled to share that Star Wars Battlefront will be taking part in Star Wars Celebration next month in Anaheim, CA from April 16-19," a post on EA's site reads. "We could not think of a better or more appropriate place to debut the game officially for the first time than the premier event that celebrates the Star Wars universe and the legions of fans who have fallen in love with it."

Star Wars Battlefront is in development at DICE, veterans of the Battlefield franchise and Mirror's Edge. Last October, EA said that the game is slated for a holiday 2015 release. As EA's post points out, today's announcement confirms a pledge to unveil more about the game in the spring.

Developers Free Radical Design, Pandemic Studios and Rebellion Developments worked on Battlefront games, which put players in the midst of giant battles in the Star Wars universe, before the series went dormant some years ago.

Disney acquired George Lucas' empire of businesses in October 2012. In May 2013, Disney and EA revealed an exclusive deal for rights to certain Star Wars games to be developed by BioWare, Visceral Games and DICE.

Last month, Lucasfilm announced that J.J. Abrams, the co-writer and director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will be kicking off Celebration "in a big way" this year. The Force Awakens is set for a Dec. 18, 2015 release.

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