Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Officially Announced with Trailer, Out This November
At this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration event, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Titanfall and Apex Legends developers, Respawn Entertainment was officially announced to the world. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be a “narrative driven”, third-person singleplayer game, that will have you play as a young Jedi Padawan by the name of Cal Kestis, performed by Cameron Monaghan who plays Jeremiah Valeska aka The Joker in TV’s Gotham.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order tales place after Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith following the purge of Order 66 by the Empire, which aims to execute any known Jedi, making them extinct. Cal goes into hiding for many years trying to lead a normal life, however, with one that welds such great power, it’s only a matter of time before attention is drawn and he is forced out of hiding.
Cal will learn the ways of the Jedi, such as mastering the Force and his lightsaber. Cal must be clever about his approach if he is always going to stay one-step ahead of the empire, so he must approach each mission and potential conflict with caution and strategically. However, while this sounds much like a stealth game, apparently developers Respawn has stated that Jedi Fallen Order is not primarily a stealth game, though it sounds like it will of course have some elements.
In Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order we will also visit iconic locations, meet recognised characters and use fan-favourite weapons, as well as encountering some new characters including companion Cere, locations such as Bracca and more along the way. One deadly foe that Cal will encounter is the Second Sister, an Elite Inquisitor of the Empire that will stop at nothing to hunt and kill Cal to eradicate the Jedi from our galaxy once and for all.
Game Director at Respawn, Stig Asmussen had this to say on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order:
Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period,” said Stig Asmussen. “The team at Lucasfilm have been amazing collaborators, helping us explore and further develop this part of the timeline where the Empire is at the height of its power and any remaining Jedi are in hiding. Within this narrative, we’ve crafted a game with intense, yet thoughtful and fun melee combat using the lightsaber and Force powers, allowing anyone to fulfil their Jedi fantasy.
It must also be noted that on their Twitter page, EA has stated that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will feature no microtransactions or loot boxes. Now while I appreciate that neither of those won’t be forced into a singleplayer game, EA have been one of the biggest culprits of monetisation mechanics, so I won’t praise their shiny backsides any time soon, as we’ve been burned to many times. That said, I really hope that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a fantastic game, because I love Star Wars, and hopefully EA will start to earn some trust back in the coming years.
No microtransactions. No loot boxes. And no, we won’t be adding them. A single-player Star Wars story for those of you who are ready to become a Jedi. https://t.co/kTheWVBjJc
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) April 13, 2019
Below you’ll find the reveal trailer for Jedi Fallen Order, which has no gameplay by the way, but fingers crossed we get that during E3 in the coming months.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will release for PC (via Origin), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this year on November 15th.