10 minutes of crisp, fast and fluid Star Wars: Battlefront closed alpha footage have leaked.

The level being played is Walker Assault on Hoth, the snowy one with on-rails AT-ATs - and Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader hero characters although they're not seen in the footage -and there are 20 people on each team.

The person capturing the footage plays on both the Rebel and Empire team so you see both sides of the coin. The person capturing/playing also happens to be jolly good, topping the tables and notching an impressive number of kills - so impressive the other team accuse him of hacking, much to his, and his team's, amusement. His prowess is also at the heart of this wonderful YouTube comment: "Judging by your aim, you're not a game journalist."

The footage, captured on PC, gives a good idea of the objectives on Hoth map, and of the fast and accessible jetpack-fuelled gameplay. Too shallow for some? We shall see.

For everyone else there's a beta planned early October on PS4, Xbox One and PC via Origin.

Star Wars: Battlefront is due 19th November on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Note that is a Thursday and not the UK typical release day of Friday. EA opted to move to Thursday releases recently to bring the schedule in-line with mainland Europe dates.

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