If you just can’t wait for the release of Star Wars: Squadrons next month, EA has something to ease the pain.
Today, the publisher released a new 7-minute animated short, which serves as a standalone story introducing one of the main characters from Squadrons’ single-player campaign. It centers on an Imperial pilot named Varko Grey, the only one left behind after a massive battle. There are tense dogfights, lots of flaming Star Destroyers, and all of the musical cues you’d expect from Star Wars.
Star Wars: Squadrons is chaotic, exhilarating, and very difficult
EA says the short was made in collaboration with Squadrons developer Motive as well as Lucasfilm and ILM. The game — which lets players pilot classic Star Wars ships in both a story-driven campaign and squad-based multiplayer — will launch on October 2nd on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.