'Star Wars' just gave us our best look yet at the movie's new desert planet

Jakku star wars starshipStar Wars/FacebookThe view from your new desert speedster. Hop right in!

The “Star Wars” Facebook page just surprised fans with an interactive video which gives us our first closeup of Jakku, the new desert planet which will be featured in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Words don’t really do it justice, but the video let’s you spin around and take a 360 degree view at your surroundings while the video continues playing.

Even if you’re not a “Star Wars” fan, you should check it out. It’s that cool.

Keep scrolling to take a tour of Jakku. 





Hop atop a desert speeder bike as you set off on a 56-second tour of the Battle of Jakku.

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We'll learn more about the battle when EA's video game 'Star Wars: Battlefront' is out in November.

Not only can you look forward ...

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... but you can also move the camera from east to west and north to south to take in the planet's full scope.

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Don't forget to check the rear!

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A bunch of ships are strewn across the planet's desert in pieces.

Giant pieces of debris are scattered everywhere.

We see a lot of starships entrenched in sand.

They bring to mind the giant star destroyer seen in the second teaser for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'


You can check out the teaser here.

It's not looking so good for this guy.

By the time you reach the giant ship at the video's end, you won't be able to see everything that passed you by.

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We noticed this guy hiding out in the background near the beginning of the clip.

About halfway through the video you can spot a few ships flying overhead in the background.

Did you notice the duo who fly up next to you?

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We're sure there are some Easter eggs or hints for 'The Force Awakens' hidden in here.

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