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Star Wars Releases Short Film for Squadrons Video Game, Unveils New Character

Star Wars: Squadrons logo, Varko Grey
By Aeron Mer Eclarinal

The future of Star Wars games is bright due to the slew of exciting projects in the future, and one of the promising projects that will be released later this year is Star Wars: Squadrons

Star Wars: Squadrons will provide fans the chance to experience what it's like in the battlefield among the stars while also giving an inside look at how the pilots strategize ahead of every mission. The "combat flight simulator" game will also feature a wide array of different starfighter classes from both the New Republic and the last remaining Imperial fleets. 

The gameplay for Squadrons was heavily featured in different marketing materials for the game, teasing fans of what to expect when it finally releases. Now, a different kind of promotional material has been released, and it features an exciting look at one of the core characters of the game. 


 Star Wars Squadrons
Varko Grey

EA Star Wars exclusively revealed a new CG short titled "Hunted" that is set within the world of Star Wars: Squadrons. The video revolves around Varko Grey, leader of the Titan Squadron. 

The video was made in collaboration with Lucasfilm, Industrial Lights & Magic, and Motive Montreal. 

It's clear that anticipation is at an all-time high for Squadrons, and this latest short film dialed up the hype even further. From the get-go, the footage showcased intense action sequences combined with captivating graphics, providing fans with a preview of how immersive Squadrons is as a game. Not only that, the iconic score of John Williams was also referenced to in the new CG short, giving fans a sense of nostalgia along the way. 

Aside from the exciting gameplay and multiplayer features, this promotional material managed to highlight one of the game's strongest asset: it's story. It was already revealed that the Disney-era canon of Star Wars will be heavily featured in Squadrons through the single-player campaign, and this video provides an exciting glimpse at a never-before-seen timeline within the Skywalker Saga.

As the players move forward with their campaign, it's a safe bet that more story details about the early days of the New Republic will be unveiled, and there's also a chance that Squadrons could lay the groundwork of how the Empire transformed into the First Order.  At any rate, this CG short will definitely help fans get familiar with the game's narrative while also establishing Varko Grey as an amusing character moving forward.