Star Wars Battlefront II: 7 Ways To Keep Busy Between Now And November

With the always delightful Star Wars Celebration far behind us and May 4th upon us, gamers and Star Wars fans from all walks of life are now left with the nigh impossible task of waiting until November 17th for the release of Star Wars: Battlefront II. Here’s 7 ways to fill the time until you become a member of the Inferno Squadron.

You’ve poured over the trailers as many times as you can stand and you still have half a year to wait until you get to put on that sweet, sweet Inferno Squad uniform. Why not fill that time up with some awesome entries in the Star Wars canon that could very well come back to bite us once we boot up Battlefront II for the first time.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Animated Series

A lot of fans write this show off simply due to the fact that it’s an animated series. And also the first two seasons are mega corny. But it’s totally worth it- between the characterizations of the otherwise nameless Clone Troopers, the massive scale of some of the battles we might get to play through in Battlefront II and Ahsoka Tano’s introduction, the series is great for any Star Wars fan regardless of age.

Lost Stars, by Claudia Gray

Often regarded as one of the best books in the new Star Wars canon, Claudia Gray simply knows how to write Star Wars. Don’t be fooled by the “young adult” genre sticker ether- while the book does have a central romance, the book takes place during the same period of time the Original Trilogy does, giving new perspective to familiar events.

Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company by Alexander Freed

This was a tie in novel that was released in tandem to the first game to try and link it up with the canon timeline, bridging the gap between the Battle of Hoth and the Battle of Sullest, where we meet some important characters that make a lasting impression on the Galactic Civil War.

Shattered Empire, by Greg Rucka

This 4-issue comic mini-series takes place shortly after the celebration in the Ewok village and follows an A-Wing pilot, Shara Bey, and her husband, Kes Dameron, (yes, THAT Dameron) as they fight along side Luke, Leia, Han and the Rebellion in the weeks following the destruction of the Death Star II.

Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad by Christie Golden

Set to be released July 25, 2017, this new novel takes place between the events of A New Hope and likely the events leading right up to the end of Return of the Jedi. Not much else is known about this other than that some of the key players going against the Inferno Squad arethe remnants of Saw Gerrera’s faction of rebels.

Bloodline, by Claudia Gray

Six years before The Force Awakens, this novel follows the political life of Leia as she navigates through a stagnated New Republic. This one’s really good. When you hear politics, think House of Cards and not the Prequel Trilogy.

 

 

The Aftermath Trilogy, by Chuck Wendig

This trilogy, for the most part, doesn’t entirely revolve around the main players we’ve come to know and love in Star Wars right off the bat. Instead, Wendig focuses on introducing us to new faces that hold great importance in a post Emperor galaxy. We find out the greater scope of Palpatine’s plans for galactic conquest and even get to learn about the Life Debt between Han and Chewie at one point. The audiobook versions of these are great.