Star Wars Battlefront II looks like it will have a rather major connection to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Unlike its predecessor, Battlefront II is set to have a single-player campaign that will tell an all-new story set within the Star Wars universe. The campaign will follow brand-new character Iden Versio, who is played Star Wars fanatic Janina Gavankar. Iden is introduced to players as a member of the Galactic Empire and leader of an elite group of commandos called the Inferno Squad. The story takes place in the years after Return of the Jedi.
While Iden's story might wrap up a little bit before the setting of The Last Jedi, there is still evidently some connective tissue between the game and the upcoming movie. The game will feature an appearance by an object that might have an incredible amount of significance in Last Jedi and the Star Wars universe at large.
According Making Star Wars, an ancient compass relating to the Jedi Order appears early on in the campaign, and that particularly compass will end up in Luke's possession by the time of The Last Jedi. It's also known that Luke will appear at some point in the campaign. It's reasonable to assume that his appearance might plant the seeds for his arc in the Last Jedi and maybe even tell the story of how he acquired the compass in the first place.
While the relic being nothing more than a compass might be underwhelming to some, it's not quite so simple. The compass could literally point Luke's way and send him off on the course that saw him in self-imposed exile during The Force Awakens. Any object in the Star Wars universe can have a great deal of significance down the line, no matter how small it might seem. This is especially true when it comes to Jedi relics because the smallest object can tell a much larger story. After all, a significant part of The Force Awakens' plot centered on the Resistance finding Luke Skywalker, which eventually forced Rey and her friends to come into contact with Anakin's (and Luke's) blue lightsaber.
However, it's equally possible that the appearance of the compass will end up being little more than an easter egg. Even if the compass plays a big role in The Last Jedi - a fact that's up for debate itself - it may not feature that heavily in Star Wars: Battlefront II's story mode. It might just end up being a small and relatively harmless way to connect the two stories with no lasting impact.
Source: Making Star Wars
- Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017) release date: Nov 17, 2017