Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition packs weapons, emotes, and a sad stormtrooper

The Star Wars Battlefront Deluxe Edition cover art was revealed today, and nothing says "Deluxe Edition" quite like a closeup on a stormtrooper's helmet reflecting his imminent doom, hiding what I imagine is a face twisted into a great big "oh, crap" expression. Set that kind of imagery to Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" and you've got a recipe for a touching video about abandoned stormtroopers.

There's not quite as much to analyze here as the potential surprise hidden in plain sight on the Mirror's Edge Catalyst cover art - or the Battlefront screenshots of Hoth - but it's still stylish and tasteful all the same. Take a look:

Other than a spiffy-looking package, you'll also instantly unlock three in-game items and receive two exclusive emotes. The items are the DL-44 blaster pistol (which will surely allow you to shoot first), the Ion Grenade and the Ion Torpedo. The emotes are Victory and Ion Shock, with the former described as a fist-pumping motion and the latter lacking a proper description. It sounds kind of dirty though, doesn't it?

Star Wars: Battlefront (both the Deluxe Edition and pedestrian versions) have a November 17 release date locked into their targeting computers.

Sam Prell

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