It’s an epic teaser for the latest in the fight between the Galactic Empire and the rebels looking to restore freedom to a galaxy far, far away. In the Star Wars: Squadrons – “Hunted” CG short, you’re transported to a far-away planet and an ongoing space battle. The short teaser sets up some great backstory for the Star Wars: Squadron video game.
Taking place shortly after the Battle for Endor, which was the climax of Return of the Jedi, the action takes place at the Var-Shaa Imperial Dockyards. A stubborn TIE fighter commander refuses orders to fall back and return to his waiting destroyer. With his ship damaged and the destroyer blasting off, the lone fighter tries to evade a rebel pilot. The ensuing dogfight, through space, the planetary atmosphere, and planet-side valleys and waters, portends more exciting adventures to come.