Ready for a new Star Wars video game franchise? Star Wars: Squadrons is the droid you’re looking for. Electronic arts has officially confirmed this intriguing new intergalactic adventure is the latest addition to the Star Wars video game family.
There’s a full reveal planned for Monday, June 15 at 11 AM ET/8 AM PT on the official Electronic Arts YouTube channel. But being the scruffy-looking nerf herders we are, we can’t resist analyzing what’s going on with the preliminary artwork the EA Star Wars Twitter account shared.
Preliminary artwork reveals both an Imperial TIE Fighter pilot and Rebel pilot looking in opposite directions, painted in scorching orange and red hues. You can make out a series of star fighters in the image as well: a TIE Reaper, TIE Bomber, X-Wing, Y-Wing, A-Wing, and a TIE Fighter are all seen jetting through the air.
The image, which originally debuted early via the official Xbox website, was accompanied by the tagline “Pilots wanted.” Unfortunately, there aren’t any additional details about what the game will include at this time, but this early image suggests, it could be the starship battle-laden Star Wars: Project Maverick that was originally seen via leaks. Those stem from a leak on the PlayStation Store in March. Going by the name alone, it’s possible Star Wars: Squadrons may be the next evolution of the Rogue Squadron series. We’ll have to wait and see.