With The Last Jedi only a few short weeks away, video game developer EA has plans to release DLC for Star Wars: Battlefront II leading up to the release of the new film, and the story-based expansion might reveal the untold origins of Snoke’s First Order.
Full spoilers follow for Battlefront II’s story campaign.
EA promises the following for an upcoming update to Star Wars: Battlefront II: “Iden Versio returns. In Star Wars: Battlefront II — Resurrection, you’ll join Commander Iden Versio during the days of the First Order’s rise to power.” That “rise to power” occurs just before The Force Awakens and after the final mission of Battlefront II.
By now, most know that in the final mission, the player controls Kylo Ren decades after the Battle of Jakku. As Kylo Ren, you enter the captured Del Meeko’s mind to extract information about the star map that can lead him to Luke Skywalker. (This actually provides connective tissue that explains how the First Order knew where to find Lor San Tekka at the beginning of The Force Awakens.) Kylo Ren gets the info he needs, Meeko is seemingly killed by former comrade Gideon Hask, and Iden Versio is nowhere to be seen.
We also learn through dialogue between Del Meeko and Kylo that Meeko married Iden Versio and they had a daughter. One fan theory posits that the daughter could be Rey, but we can’t know that for sure.
EA has teased via press releases that in Resurrection, Versio stumbled upon some kind of conspiracy:
“The DLC features three new chapters of Iden’s story and picks up after the campaign’s epilogue. In “Resurrection,” Iden is on a quest to search for her missing husband when she stumbles across a First Order conspiracy that crosses paths with both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi film timeline.”
Just who is the First Order trying to resurrect? Between the upcoming Battlefront II DLC and The Last Jedi, we’re bound to find out.
Star Wars: Battlefront II — Resurrection will be released on December 13, days before The Last Jedi hits theaters on December 15.