Electronic Arts has released a short video showing a scene from the single-player story mode of Star Wars Battlefront II.
Additionally, over at the PlayStation Blog, Electronic Arts detailed the Messenger droids and the one that plays a key role in the story:
The death of the Emperor wasn’t the end of the Empire. While the fall of the nefarious leader sewed confusion among the ranks, the surviving officers of the Imperial navy still wield influence over vast fleets and powerful forces. But even from beyond the grave, the Emperor’s destructive control holds sway over the galaxy… not just over his enemies, but also over the servants who failed to protect his life.
Part of that vengeance is enacted by Messenger droids, one of which plays a key role in the single-player story of Star Wars Battlefront II.
Messengers are agents of the Contingency – the Emperor’s sinister plan put into effect in the event of his untimely demise. Outlined in Star Wars: Shattered Empire and Star Wars: Aftermath, the Contingency punishes Empire and Rebellion alike.
Messengers are foreboding droids. They bear the visage of the dead Palpatine, and some are equipped to enforce his will not just with words, but with violent action. Early in Star Wars Battlefront II, a Messenger tasks Iden and her father, Garrick Versio, with terrifying instructions. We don’t want to reveal much more about this critical sequence, but its pretty clear that Iden’s “unusual” mission will place her on a collision course with the last wishes of the fallen Emperor.
The Messenger is just one of many story connections to the broader Star Wars galaxy revealed in the new single-player campaign. You’ll be learning much more about Iden, her teammates Del and Hask, and many of your favorite Star Wars characters in Star Wars Battlefront II.
Star Wars Battlefront II is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17. An open beta will run from October 6 through October 9. Users who pre-order the game will get access to the beta two days early on October 4.
Watch the video below.