At the Star Wars Celebration last week, it was revealed that a new book, called Inferno Squad, will reveal and set up the characters and plot for Battlefront II. The book itself will take place after Rogue One, after the Rebels successfully humiliated the Empire by stealing the Death Star plans.
The publisher’s description read:
“After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire – no matter what the cost.
“As the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire?”
The book is set to release a bit later in the year, on 25th July. Battlefront II comes out in November for PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One. EA Access users can play the game a week early on the 10th.