‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ Gives Clues About How Luke Skywalker Got to that Planet He Was on in ‘The Force Awakens’

TheWrap | 11/14/2017 | Phil Hornshaw
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“Star Wars: Battlefront II” is a video game that adds a bit more story that’s been left out of the films so far. Taking place starting at the conclusion of “Return of the Jedi,” “Battlefront II” fills in some of the 30-year gap between the final film of the original trilogy and the start of “The Force Awakens.”

Though it’s not completely illuminating for telling fans what happened between the destruction of the Death Star and the rise of the First Order, “Battlefront II” does give a few hints that might shed some light on what’s happened to Luke Skywalker in the interim between films. At the end of “The Force Awakens,” we know Rey discovers Luke on an uncharted, uninhabited planet called Ahch-To.

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Luke apparently went in search of Ahch-To to try to find the first Jedi temple ever built. Why exactly he’s looking for it (we presume it’s something beyond just general curiosity) isn’t clear. But “Battlefront II” provides what’s probably the first step on Luke’s journey, and ties his search for the first Jedi temple to the series’ ultimate villain: Emperor Palpatine.

“Battlefront II” mostly follows the exploits of an Imperial special forces group called Inferno Squad as it carries out the Emperor’s final order, something called Operation: Cinder. In carrying out the operation throughout the course of the game, one of the squad members, Del Meeko, is dispatched to an uninhabited planet called Pillio.

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On Pillio, the Emperor had a “classified observatory” filled with “artifacts” that the Empire worries could be used against it by the Rebellion, should the facility be discovered. Del’s job is to secure and then destroy the facility and everything in it. The Imperial expedition to find the observatory is met with some local resistance, however, in the form of gross bugs that spray a kind...
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