Squadrons is Electronic Arts' next game in the franchise which will focus entirely on epic space battles between the Rebels and the Imperials. Think of it like a full game based around Battlefront 2's space missions.
Squadrons won't be an Epic Games Store exclusive, but there's plenty of incentive to buy it from that storefront if you're an avid Fortnite player.
A special X-Wing glider will be given out when pre-ordering the game from Epic along with the New Republic Recruit and Imperial Ace cosmetic items which are offered as a pre-order bonus regardless of where you buy the game.
Considering how beloved Fortnite is, anyone who is a little bit obsessed with it or Star Wars won't want to miss out on this because of the exclusive appeal.
You can pre-order it from the Epic Games Store right here.
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With the October release date for Squadrons closing in, EA released a new cinematic trailer recently which introduced us to the person in charge of the Imperial squadron: Titan Leader.
The epic short-film trailer gave us a good look at some deep-space combat between tie interceptors and X-Wings, as well as showing a particularly kill-hungry rebel pilot who chased Titan Leader to a planet.
Other than exposing the rebels are being a soulless evil force they really are in the Star Wars universe, the cinematic trailer looks just like a scene out of one of the recent Star Wars films.
It does a good job at making you dislike the Rebels (unless you already did) and paints the Imperials as the 'hero' faction.
We don't get to see anything of importance when it comes to the story, but at least we've got a good idea of how EA is trying to capture the awesome space battles featured throughout Star Wars.
"The Empire’s retreat after a surprise attack marks yet another stumble in the wake of the second Death Star’s destruction. But for one member of Titan Squadron, the battle is far from over. Squadron Leader Varko Grey finds himself as the last TIE pilot on the battlefield, hunted relentlessly by a renegade New Republic X-wing in this standalone STAR WARS: Squadrons story", reads the game's official description.
Star Wars Squadrons will be released October 2 on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC on EA.com, Steam, and Epic Games Store.