Star Wars Battlefront screen has Hoth Rebel-on-Rebel action

The latest screenshot for Star Wars Battlefront (opens in new tab) shows a squadron of Rebel soldiers in doomed defense of Echo Base. It’s the first new image released for the game in weeks, and it further teases that we’ll get to see the Battle of Hoth first-hand (or third-hand, I guess, if it’s in third-person mode) at EA’s E3 2015 press conference (opens in new tab).

Aside from that tease, there’s also plenty of info to extract from the image. You can see the Rebel trooper on the left is wielding a blaster rifle, while his companion on the right is firing a sporty little blaster pistol, despite them wearing the same outfit otherwise – chances are the pistol will be a standard side arm.

But by far the coolest part of the picture is that Quarren soldier going squid-man Rambo in the back. We’ve also seen Ishi Tib and Sullustans fighting in earlier materials, and it’s exciting to see Battlefront contrast the diversity of the Rebel Alliance against the uniform plastic sheen of Imperial troops. That’s something the old Battlefront games never quite tackled, probably more for memory constraints than overt galactic discrimination.

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