Yackle-Gackle! That trusty breed of snow-lizards, known as Tauntauns, are back, and one such creature’s headbutting heroics is the secret show-stopper of the new Star Wars: Battlefront II trailer.
On Wednesday, a leaked trailer for the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II surfaced online ahead of its expected release at Star Wars Celebration later this week. Many news outlets — including The Verge — and have pointed out the inclusion of multiple eras of the Star Wars universe seemingly coalescing in gameplay. Darth Maul is here, as are Kylo Ren and a female Imperial officer (maybe a stormtrooper) who is talking about “the day the real war began,” suggesting one of the POV characters in the game will be a vengeful member of the Empire, or perhaps the First Order. Battlefront II also seems to mark the first time Rey will be featured prominently in a Star Wars video game, not counting her inclusion in the now-discontinued Disney Infinity game.
But all of this pales in comparison to the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment when a Tauntaun headbutts a snowtrooper like a boss. Because these guys are known at freeze before you hit the first marker, we forget how awesome they are. If you don’t love Tauntaun’s, we’l see you in hell.
Watch the leaked Star Wars: Battlefront II trailer here, and watch for the heoric Tauntaun.
The game is expected to release sometime in the holiday season of 2017.