May 4th is known online as “Star Wars Day,” and the day is usually packed with Star Wars content across the galaxy of entertainment, whether it be their movies, books, or games. The name was bestowed upon this date because May 4th reminds people of “May the Force be with You,” the popular phrase uttered in the Star Was universe. Appropriately for the day, EA Games, who have worked on the bestselling Star Wars video game titles, made the announcement of a new upcoming game. They also announced a few special updates available for the May 4 celebration.
EA shared that they’re working with Respawn Entertainment on a the development “of an all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.” The company isn’t the only one working on upcoming games for Star Wars either, with EA saying they’re working with Visceral Games, DICE, Capital Games, BioWare, Motive and more. Respawn Entertainment is the game developer behind Titanfall and Titanfall 2.
In the press release, Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Studios shared their excitement over continuing the Star Wars saga with a new game developer.
Star Wars fans looking for special bonuses and updates for the game titles are in luck. Not only is the Star Wars Battlefront Bespin expansion pack coming in June for purchase, but there’s some great free updates as well.
Log-In Bonus – Log onto Star Wars Battlefront and you’ll get 4,444 credits!
Jabba the Hut Contract – Want a challenge? There’s a new one waiting by Jabba the Hutt. Spend 3500 to 8000 credits and complete bounties to unlock the powerful Bacta Bomb Star Card which provides a health boost to you and your allies.
Origin Trial – Origin wants gamers who haven’t tried out Star Wars Battlefront to experience the game, so they’re offering a free one-day trial today at 11 a.m. You can visit Origin.com and play for four hours – free!
Star Wars Battlefront isn’t the only game with May 4th bonus either. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes has the following from Capital Games:
Double Drop Events – Until May 5, the game will have double drop rates (not including XP and Crystals) that you can earn, with the first mode being the Catina Battles. Other modes will have the same bonus.
Crystal Bundle Sale – Receive 25% more Crystals when you purchase a Crystal pack. The offer is May 4.
Last but not least, Star Wars: The Old Republic fans can get some great special content from BioWare.
Log-in Bonus – If you log on by May 4, you can collect the M4-I6 Zakuulan Astromech DroidTM Mini-Pet in-game.
Knights of the Fallen Empire Free Trial – From May 4 to May 30, you can play Knights of the Fallen Empire for free! You’ll start Chapter 1: The Hunt.
Double XP bonus – Now through May 30, you can earn Double XP, Double Commendations in PvP, Double Requisitions in Starfighter and Double Legacy XP.
You’re sure to find plenty to play now, especially as a hardcore Star Wars fan. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Star Wars day.