Before you see Rogue One, you’ll able to play it. Rogue One: Scarif, an expansion pack to last year’s hit Star Wars: Battlefront, will be available to download beginning Dec. 6 and publisher EA previewed the action in a trailer on Thursday.
As shown in the footage above, gamers can pick a side and play as Rebel hero Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) or Imperial officer Orson Krennic (Ben Mendolsohn) as the Alliance and Empire forces engage in a brutal ground battle on the tropical planet of Scarif — one of the key locations in the upcoming film.
Battlefront producers had access to footage and props to create the photorealistic scenario, which includes new vehicles like AT-ACTS and U-wings, and scads of Krennic’s formidable Death Troopers. Gameplay takes place across four new maps; there is also a multi-stage mode that includes ground and space combat.
Fans who have the Battlefront season pass on all platforms will be able to download Rogue One: Scarif for free on Dec. 6 — 10 days before the film hits theaters; otherwise, it will be available to download Dec. 20
Also coming on Dec. 6 is the Rogue One: X-Wing VR expansion pack. Exclusively available for the PS4 with VR headset, the module puts you in the cockpit of the iconic starship in battle against TIE fighters and Star Destroyers in a dogfight inspired by the film.