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Star Wars Battlefront Coming To The EA Access Vault

Electronic Arts has announced that Star Wars Battlefront (Death Star Expansion shown) is joining EA Access' Vault, which makes it free for those enrolled in the subscription-based program on Xbox One and PC.

In responses to the tweet, the company says the game will also be available via Origin Access on the PC.

[Source: EA Twitter]

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Halo Wars 2 Trailer Gives Spotlight To Villain

A new CGI trailer for the sequel to Halo Wars debuted at The Game Awards, showcasing a good bit of the story. The biggest slice of information is the focus on the game's enemy, Atriox, a Jiralhanae chieftain who's tactical genius is only matched by his imposing figure.

You can watch the whole thing right here:

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The original Halo Wars scored a 9. You can read our review here.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Raises Stakes In New Update

The ever expanding backstory for Star Wars is about to get a little bigger with the newest expansion to The Old Republic MMORPG. This latest update, Knights of the Eternal Throne, is a story driven quest centralized around a royal family fighting for their right to sovereignty.

The player doesn't take direct control of these feuding relatives. Instead they control the Outlander, a third party that can directly shape the events to favor either the light or dark side of the Force. The fight continues even after the successor has been decided, as players have to defend the throne from other usurpers.

No pricing details have been announced yet, though this update will be free for premium subscribers to the MMO. This expansion is meatier than the recent housing update, though it still doesn't feed our need for a Knights of the Old Republic sequel.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Raises Stakes In New Update

The ever expanding backstory for Star Wars is about to get a little bigger with the newest expansion to The Old Republic MMORPG. This latest update, Knights of the Eternal Throne, is a story driven quest centralized around a royal family fighting for their right to sovereignty.

The player doesn't take direct control of these feuding relatives. Instead they control the Outlander, a third party that can directly shape the events to favor either the light or dark side of the Force. The fight continues even after the successor has been decided, as players have to defend the throne from other usurpers.

No pricing details have been announced yet, though this update will be free for premium subscribers to the MMO. This expansion is meatier than the recent housing update, though it still doesn't feed our need for a Knights of the Old Republic sequel.

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Advance Wars: Dual Strike Now Available On Wii U Virtual Console

Advance Wars: Dual Strike, the classic 2005 turn-based tactics title for Nintendo DS, is now available for Virtual Console on the Wii U.

The game pits players against the Black Hole army, and allows players to fight across two separate fronts, one per screen. Game Informer Editor-in-Chief Andy McNamara called Advance Wars: Dual Strike the "first must-have title," for the DS when it originally released in 2005.

You can download Advance Wars: Dual Strike on the Wii U Virtual Console for $ 9.99.

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BioWare’s New Horizon: Andromeda, Star Wars, And The New IP

We're nearing the end of our month of coverage on BioWare's Mass Effect Andromeda. Before our hub of exclusive content covering the game, fans had a lot of questions about the next Mass Effect game and BioWare wasn't saying much. In this video interview with BioWare's general manager, Aaryn Flynn, we talk about the reasons behind the team's strategy of staying relatively quiet for years while developing Andromeda, and then branch into several other topics. If you're interested in learning more about what it's like behind the scenes of developing Mass Effect Andromeda, BioWare's new IP, or Star Wars: The Old Republic, then you'll have a lot to learn from Flynn.

Watch the video below to learn what lessons BioWare took from Shadow Realms' cancellation and why their future might include more Star Wars games and embracing co-op storytelling.

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Star Wars Is Getting A Free-To-Play Mobile Multiplayer Game With Force Arena

Korean developer Netmarble Games Corp. has announced a new
multiplayer mobile Star Wars game that looks like it was inspired by Clash
Royale
.

The game is planned for a global release on iOS and Android platforms. No release date has been announced outside of "coming soon", but it will be free-to-play. The game is currently accepting applications for its beta. You can sign up by heading here.

The game will feature 65 Star Wars characters and vehicles with confirmations that Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, and Ezra Bridger will be in the game. Players will be able to play as the Rebellion or the Empire commanding a squad in real-time multiplayer battles. It will offer 1 v. 1, 2 v. 2, as well as single player.

Those who play in the beta will receive some bonus crystals, which acts as the in-game currency. The more people sign up, the bigger the opening pot of free crystals will be.

You can check out a gallery of images from the game below which hint that you will be placing heroes on the battlefield similar to the way players do in Clash Royale.

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Star Wars: Battlefront Celebrates One-Year Anniversary With Rogue One DLC And VR

DICE has revealed Star Wars: Battlefront's final digital expansion pack and its based on the upcoming film, Star Wars: Rogue One.

The DLC, titled Rogue One: Scarif, released December 6 and adds two new heroes, Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic, and four new maps, one of which is based on the tropical planet Scarif. It will alos include a new multi-stage game mode with space and ground combat. The DLC is part of the game;'s season's pass.

The Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission for PlayStation VR also releases December 6, and will be free.

For our review of Star Wars: Battlefront, head here.

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Darth Maul To Star In New Star Wars Comic Book

Moviegoers may remember Darth Maul best as a torso, but hardcore Star Wars fans know that the warrior has many stories to tell in the larger universe. In 2017, one of those tales is coming to life in comic book form.

According to USA Today, Marvel is releasing a five-issue miniseries called Star Wars: Darth Maul, which features the character prior to his appearance in The Phantom Menace. The book is written by Cullen Bunn and drawn by Luke Ross, and slated to begin in February.

To read about Darth Maul's doomed video game, read our original feature and the follow-up.

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Watch Felicity Jones Rally Her Team In Star Wars Rogue One TV Spot

"The Empire is building a terrible weapon. I need your help."

A new TV spot teaser for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was revealed today, putting focus on Jyn Erso, played by Felicity Jones, forming and rallying the team to fight the Empire. You can watch the short 30 second trailer for the film below.

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Rogue One will tell the story of Jyn, who was recruited by the Rebel Alliance and attempts to steal plans of the Death Star. Alongside Felicity Jones, the movie also features Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Donnie Yen, Forest Whitaker, and more.

Rogue One releases in theaters on December 16. For more on Star Wars, read about the Scarif DLC coming to Star Wars Battlefront next month.

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