Warning: This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: Battlefront II.
Looks like Han Solo got an actual scruffy nerf-herder look right after Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars Battlefront II is hitting shelves this Friday, and aside from its multi-generational game play, the highly anticipated (and contentious) Star Wars first-person shooter video game reels in fans with an exciting first-person campaign that's going to offer the community a chance to learn more about what happened to their favorite original trilogy characters right after Episode VI.
That means meeting a bearded Han Solo. Comicbook has been discussing Star Wars Battlefront II's first player campaign as of late, and the site's been digging into Han Solo's part in the story. Offering a look at a scruffier Han Solo, the publication jumps right In and talks about the smuggler's mission.
"After destroying the second Death Star's shield generator on Endor, Han decided to help out his best friend and co-pilot Chewbacca in his attempts to rid the Imperial presence on the wookie's home planet of Kashyyyk. But he needs information first.
Han travels to Takodana and meets Maz Kanata in her castle, where she's serving drinks to some of the best and brightest scum in the galaxy. So when Han says he goes way back with Maz in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he means it.
Maz chastises Han for not bringing Chewbacca around, and Han admits it's because Chewie is afraid of her. He admits that they're on Takodana to get some intel from a defecting Imperial analyst who can give them data on the Empire's forces on Kashyyyk and Maz gets angry, warning him not to bring the Empire to her front door.
Han meets with the analyst and, of course, things don't go as planned, forcing the two to mount an escape while evading Stormtroopers and TIE Fighters.
Maz, of course, doesn't appreciate that Han did the one thing she asked him not to do, but he promises to repay her. After destroying the TIEs with the help of Rebel forces, he and Chewie embark on a quest to liberate Kashyyyk. The game jumps elsewhere at that point, treating Han's journey as a nice diversion."
Though Han doesn't keep the beard in the future, it seems like the smuggler kept Maz as a friend over the years, showing that when Han said he and Maz really do go way back in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Like Luke's arc in the campaign, it seems like Han's mission in Battlefront II leads fans back to The Last Jedi's predecessor, serving as a bridge between the original and sequel trilogy.
Star Wars: Battlefront II releases on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on Friday, November 17.