'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Gets Prequel Novel: 'Inferno Squad'

'Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad' will be published on July 25 Credit: Penguin Random House

Science fiction and fantasy author Christie Golden‏ is ready to tell the story of Iden Versio

Science fiction and fantasy author Christie Golden‏ is ready to tell the story of Iden Versio

The new trailer for Star Wars Battlefront II was shown this weekend and introduced to us to its hero, Iden Versio. She's a member of an Imperial special forces battalion named Inferno Squad and it seems you'll play as her for most of the game's new story-based campaign mode. 

If you can't wait until November to find out more about her, there's a prequel novel coming in July. Star Wars Battlefront 2: Inferno Squad is written by Christie Golden and will be released on July 25, and the description from publisher Del Rey is big on the interstellar drama.  

"The Rebellion may have heroes like Jyn Erso and Luke Skywalker. But the Empire has Inferno Squad.After the humiliating theft of the Death Star plans and the resulting destruction of the battle station, the Empire is on the defensive. In response to this stunning defeat, the Imperial Navy has authorized the formation of an elite team of soldiers, known as Inferno Squad. Their mission: infiltrate and eliminate the remnants of Saw Gerrera’s Partisans. Following the death of their leader, the Partisans have carried on his extremist legacy, determined to thwart the Empire — no matter what the cost. Now, Inferno Squad must prove their status as the best of the best and take down the Partisans from within. But as the danger intensifies and the threat of discovery grows, how far will Inferno Squad go to ensure the safety of the Empire?"

Golden's other books include the Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi novels Omen, Allies, and Ascension and Blizzard spin-off novels like World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects and StarCraft II: Devil’s Due.