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New Star Wars Game Info Leaked Ahead of Its Release Date

Devan McGuinness - Author
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Jun. 12 2020, Updated 7:06 p.m. ET

There are a few things in life that get people all riled up in a good way. We get excited for good weather, celebrity news, and game releases – whether they're official or just rumors. For Star Wars fans, there was some build up of excitement on June 12 as a new game's name, Star Wars: Squadrons, was leaked as the next release coming from EA. 

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'Star Wars: Squadrons' name and artwork were leaked.

Everyone loves to come across insider information about an upcoming game release and for fans of the Star Wars franchise, the news that EA, the video game company, was getting set to release a new game was exciting. 

According to Games Radar, Star Wars: Squadrons name and artwork was leaked ahead of the official announcement. And the leak was an error that fans noticed right away. 

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"The top part of the Xbox.com homepage briefly featured a highlighted spot for Star Wars: Squadrons, as spotted in this tweet from Gematsu," Game Radar wrote. "The pre-order button on the site led to a broken page with "star-wars-squadrons" in its URL, and the art shows a Rebel and Imperial pilot surrounded by their respective forces flying into combat against each other." 

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Looking at the photo and seeing the artwork, it appears the new game is going to be set in the time of the Rebellion and will feature space and air battles. 

'Star Wars: Squadrons' name used to be 'Star Wars: Project Maverick'.

Game Radar reports an anonymous source said that the initial project title for the new Star Wars: Squadrons name was originally called Star Wars: Project Maverick, likely a temporary name given to those who were working on the project. 

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