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Star Wars Battlefront’s Death Star gameplay trailer finally brings space battles to the FPS

Star Wars Battlefront Death Star

If there’s been one feature missing from Star Wars Battlefront that fans have been lobbying for, it’s dogfights in the stars. Wars, even. Space wars, or something. Well, it looks like that’s finally happening with the game’s Death Star DLC. 

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The new trailer shows fighters weaving through asteroid fields and attacking the Death Star, scoring points for taking out tactical targets on the sphere’s exterior.

It’s the most Star Wars a Battlefront trailer has been, with the iconic trench run perfectly recaptured and backed by the film’s rousing score – it’s enough to make the hairs stand up, even if you’re not a huge nerd. It’s lovely stuff. Here’s the trailer:

Coming this month, Star Wars Battlefront’s Death Star expansion adds five new maps – on ground and in space – new weapons, Star Cards and two new heroes, the bounty hunter Bossk and the furry Chewbacca.

“Board the Death Star and blast foes with the new K-16 Bryar Pistol or TL-50t Heavy Repeater,” reads the official blurb. “Take your Starfighters to space in an all-new game mode and even hop into the cockpits of Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced or Luke Skywalker’s Red Five X-Wing. If the Force is strong with you, attempt a trench run to take down the Empire’s ultimate weapon.”