Star Wars: Battlefront II Story Scene Details the Emperor's Final Plan to Crush the Rebellion

Image: EA
Image: EA

EA’s upcoming video game happens during the time between Episodes VI and VII of the Star Wars movies. A new snippet of Battlefront II’s story mode shows the start of Emperor Palpatine’s posthumous scorched-earth scheme to leave the galaxy in ruins after his death.

The order being given in the clip above is called Operation Cinder, which essentially calls for wreaking havoc on a bunch of planets with artificially altered environmental disasters once Ol’ Evil Wrinkleface meets his demise. Operation Cinder came up as a major plot point in the Marvel Comics miniseries Journey to the Force Awakens: Shattered Empire, along with that freaky floating hologram bot. We’ll see more of lead character Iden Versio’s participation in Palpatine’s final command when Star Wars: Battlefront II comes out on November 17.

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Something I really like about Disney’s approach to expanding the universe is that they’re keeping things relatively small and focusing on developing things they’ve already introduced to us rather than making things as sprawling as possible as quickly as possible. These droids were weird and cool in the comic, and it’s awesome to see them in a video game.