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EA releases concept art for Star Wars: Battlefront's free Battle of Jakku DLC

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EA has released two conceptual images from Star Wars Battlefront's free Battle of Jakku DLC pack, which is set to drop two weeks before Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits cinemas.

Both shots reference that fantastic shot in the movie trailer of a crashed Imperial Star Destroyer lying broken in the sand of a desert planet that's apparently not Tatooine – though it certainly looks very similar.

EA releases trailer for Battlefront's Fighter Squadron mode

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It was teased earlier in the week, and now EA has released the trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront's Fighter Squadron mode, which cuts out the ground combat and focuses entirely on aerial dogfights.

So yes, you'll get all the fast-paced spaceship action you could want (expect not in space, of course), with the added bonus of Hero characters for each faction - the Millennium Falcon is flyable, as is Boba Fett's Slave 1.

Here's a brief teaser for Star Wars: Battlefront's Fighter Squadron mode

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We'll see more of Star Wars: Battlefront's dogfighting Fighter Squadron mode during EA's Gamescom press conference tomorrow, but here's a little glimpse to tide you over.

DICE talks Star Wars: Battlefront in FAQ post, reveals lack of PC split-screen and info on vehicles

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In a new FAQ blog post, Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE has answered some pressing question from the fans. One thing that's been confirmed by community manager Mathew Everett is that the PC version will not have a split-screen mode.

That's not entirely surprising, but it does mean that you won't be able to plug a couple of controllers in and use your PC as a gaming console. Any multiplayer you want to jump into will have to take place across a connection.

Star Wars Battlefront contains 12 multiplayer maps, including the lava planet of Sullust

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Star Wars Battlefront will contain 12 multiplayer maps, and the creation of one, the volcanic planet of Sullust, has been covered in a recent blog post from developer DICE.

Sullust, for those of you who aren't Star Wars obsessives, is the homeworld of the Sullustans, represented in the original trilogy by this charming little chap, who co-piloted the Millennium Falcon with Lando at the climax of Return of the Jedi.

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