Monday, June 12, 2017

Janina Gavankar to Narrate 'Battlefront II: Inferno Squad' Audiobook

By: Dominic Jones

Between a new trailer and the first gameplay footage, there has been a lot of news about Star Wars Battlefront II coming out of EA Play this weekend.  In addition to all the news about the game itself, we've also learned a fun tidbit about the Battlefront II tie-in novel Inferno Squad by Christie Golden (Star Wars: Dark Disciple).  This weekend it was revealed that actress Janina Gavankar, who will play Commander Iden Versio in the game, will narrate the audiobook.  This was first reported by Florian from Jedi-Biblithek on Twitter.  The actress later confirmed the news, tweeting, "Secret is out? I can talk about this now?? Tis truuue!!!! And Ms. has me so emotional with this backstory."

Golden also shared her excitement on Twitter, saying, "<3 Cannot WAIT to hear your performance!"
Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad is set for a release on July 25th and will serve as both a prequel to the game and a follow up to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  The novel will see Iden and Inferno Squad tracking down members of Saw Gerrera's Partisans who survived the destruction of Jedha City by the Death Star in Rogue One.

Gavankar was on hand at EA Play this weekend, where she excitedly hosted the Star Wars Battlefront II portion of EA's big presentation and took part in the gameplay reveal.  You can check that out below,

For those of you wondering, yes her dress was inspired by Iden's look in the game.  Gavankar wrote about the design of the dress on her website, Alt Found.

You can hear Gavankar as Iden in both the cinematic and gameplay trailers, which you can watch (again, probably) below,

Star Wars Battlefront II hits shelves on November 17th, 2017.  You can read Inferno Squad (or listen to the audiobook) starting July 25th.

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