E3 2016: EA Star Wars: A Look Ahead

So not much revealed but a lot said about what EA plan for Star Wars.

First up shown was the latest DLC for Battlefront featuring Bespin and Lando Calrissian. Announced separately is a VR mission for Battlefront piloting an X-Wing.

Also discussed is the sequel to Battlefront which I’m hoping will feature more story. Some art glimpsed suggests a Force Awakens timeline which would be cool.

Respawn are working on a game which definitely involves lightsaber combat. Stories say this one is set in a completely new era which I hope is true as the best Star Wars games always pushed the boundaries with new stories.

Lastly a good look at Visceral games project. Set in the Imperial era it features great graphics and good potential. They’ve clearly gone all out for authenticity – let’s hope they deliver on their promise of an exciting original Star Wars story.

Watch “Official Destiny: Rise of Iron Reveal Trailer” on YouTube

The next full expansion for Destiny has been revealed!!

The story returns to Earth with a whole new area to explore and a host of new mission and other content.

The Fallen have unleashed a technological virus which the Lords of Iron fought and died to stop. Now Lord Saladin calls Guardians to join him and become a new Iron Lord.

Looks like fun. Glad to see some new story content. Wonder if we’ll get anything else before the sequel next year.

Halo Nightfall: Planets

While most of the action took place on a broken shard of a very familiar location we did get to see and hear of some new worlds in the Halo lore.

Sedra

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Sedra is a human colony that escaped destruction by the Covenant. Though not insurrectionists they are very much independent, maintaining their own military and government outside of the UNSC. Sedra has a mixed-species population which made it a target for Covenant renegades to test a bio weapon that only affects humans.

Aleria

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Aleria is another colony world that escaped the Covenant war but was struck by severe drought dramatically reducing the population and average lifespan. As a remote it was left to fend for itself by the UNSC forcing the colonists to take help from disreputable partners, even the Covenant.

Alpha Shard

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When Master Chief destroyed the first Halo ring it attempted an emergency Slipspace jump but only a small segment completed the jump as the ring broke apart, which was designated Alpha Shard. The combination of the jump and the devastation created a unique element on it’s surface which was harmful to humans until the deposit was destroyed. Orbiting an uncharted star with an erratic orbit and day/night cycle and populated by Forerunner experiments the charred landscape was described as ‘Hell’ by all who visited it.

Halo Nightfall: Planets

While most of the action took place on a broken shard of a very familiar location we did get to see and hear of some new worlds in the Halo lore.

Sedra

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Sedra is a human colony that escaped destruction by the Covenant. Though not insurrectionists they are very much independent, maintaining their own military and government outside of the UNSC. Sedra has a mixed-species population which made it a target for Covenant renegades to test a bio weapon that only affects humans.

Aleria

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Aleria is another colony world that escaped the Covenant war but was struck by severe drought dramatically reducing the population and average lifespan. As a remote it was left to fend for itself by the UNSC forcing the colonists to take help from disreputable partners, even the Covenant.

Alpha Shard

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When Master Chief destroyed the first Halo ring it attempted an emergency Slipspace jump but only a small segment completed the jump as the ring broke apart, which was designated Alpha Shard. The combination of the jump and the devastation created a unique element on it’s surface which was harmful to humans until the deposit was destroyed. Orbiting an uncharted star with an erratic orbit and day/night cycle and populated by Forerunner experiments the charred landscape was described as ‘Hell’ by all who visited it.