New details on the narrative gameplay in Star Wars: Squadrons was revealed on Thursday during Gamescom Opening Night Live. That includes confirmation on several key characters from the original Star Wars trilogy and the animated series, and new hints at what the single-player gameplay will be like.
The trailer opens with a lengthy piece of New Republic propaganda, including a moving image of a young Princess Leia. The bulk of the information was narrated by Susanne Hunka, narrative producer at EA’s Motive Studios. She confirmed that Wedge Antilles — a veteran of the original Star Wars films and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — will be in the game, and fly alongside players during missions. She also showed Hera Syndulla — from Star Wars Rebels — giving missions. Later, escort missions were confirmed.
The trailer focused on the Imperial experience. Titan squadron is tasked with hunting down the massive Starhawk battleship, a powerful new weapon being built by the New Republic. Then, at the end of the trailer, we see that same starship using its powerful tractor beam — said to be ten times more powerful than anything in the Imperial arsenal.
Star Wars: Squadrons is expected on Oct. 2 at a $39.99 price point. It will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam, Origin, and the Epic Games Store. It will also be compatible with PlayStation VR and PC VR systems, and includes cross-play support across all platforms.