While it may be a while before we get the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, EA is set to release a new flying game in the form of Star Wars: Squadrons later in the year. Squadrons promises to come with its own campaign, and we have official descriptions for the Imperial Titan Squadron as well as the Rebel Vanguard Squadron.
First off, let’s meet the Rebels:
Vanguard Squadron - Vanguard Squadron operates largely in the Bormea Sector, handling pockets of Imperial resistance and defending key New Republic planets like Chandrila and Brentaal IV. They specialize in rapid response attacks, high-risk rescue missions, and ambushing Imperial capital ships, going by their squadron motto: "Fearless to the Finish". Recently, Vanguard has been picked to tackle a special covert assignment.
As for the Imperials:
Titan Squadron - Titan Squadron has a reputation throughout the Empire to match their unofficial motto: "Unrelenting Might." Titan's pilots are trained to lead heavy strikes against enemy stations and planets, and scatter hostile armadas ahead of Imperial capital ships. Though their numbers have diminished since Endor, that has only made Titan's remaining pilots more determined to crush the New Republic.
Of course, we should also expect gigantic capital ships to come with a Star Wars game, and the Imperial Star Destroyer the Titans will call base in the game is called The Overseer. As for rebel ships, they have the Mon Cala cruiser Temperance as well as the Starhawk which was being built for the New Republic.
While Star Wars Battlefront II already has some solid Starfighter mechanics, I’m curious how Squadrons is going to set itself apart. Motive has perfected the starship gameplay this time and will have a lot of players excited for the gritty space battles of pilots rather than the ‘dance-fighting’ of the Force users.
Star Wars: Squadrons is set to come out Oct. 2 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.