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"Star Wars" Is Back!

Turns out Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA  ) investors didn't have much to fear after all. The gaming company previewed Star Wars: Battlefront in a teaser trailer, signaling that EA is serious about making good on its licensing deal with Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS  ) for video games set in the Star Wars universe.

Fools may remember that Disney shuttered LucasArts, the video-game publishing division of Lucasfilm, in April in favor of seeking a license partner. EA became that partner, beating out big-name competitors that had plenty of other things to show at E3.

EA hasn't yet specified platform details or a release date for Battlefront. Nevertheless, gamers and investors have good reason to be excited for this "first-person shooter" -- i.e., a game seen through the perspective of a single character thrust into a combat scenario -- now that Disney is working with director J.J. Abrams to expand the Star Wars universe in 2015's Episode VII.

Do you believe Battlefront can be a winner? What are you expecting from the game? Please watch the video to get Tim's full take, and then let us know if EA's plans make you more or less bullish on the company's long-term prospects.

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  • Report this Comment On June 18, 2013, at 10:04 PM, snowcrave wrote:

    i love battlefront cant wait DICE is the best developer

  • Report this Comment On June 18, 2013, at 10:27 PM, Wingeddamnation wrote:

    Oh man...Star Wars: Battlefront was one of my favorite games in my teens; that and Knights of the Old Republic. I can't wait to play it..I still wish they would bring SWKOR franchise back onto the console as well. I really hope Battlefront doesn't disappoint!

  • Report this Comment On June 18, 2013, at 11:17 PM, Efernal wrote:

    How much you want to bet it will be an Xbox One exclusive?

  • Report this Comment On June 18, 2013, at 11:48 PM, scythemouse wrote:

    I'd feel better about this were it not for the fact that EA is the reason Battlefront 3 was cancelled in the first place.

  • Report this Comment On June 18, 2013, at 11:49 PM, matthewluke wrote:


    A lot. I want to bet a lot that it will not be an Xbox One exclusive. Not only will it not be a Xbox One exclusive, but I wouldn't be surprised if it also came out for the now current gen consoles (360, PS3). Not to mention a PC port and one for Mac OS X.

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