Yesterday evening during the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago we were treated to a Story trailer and more details including a release date for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Developed by Apex Legends’ and Titanfall’s Respawn Entertainment, the third-person action title will be aiming to launch on 15th November 2019.
In terms of storyline, the game will be set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,when the Jedi have fallen. Fans will play as a young Padawan named Cal Kestis, brought to life by Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham), who has survived Order 66, the Emperor’s secret decree to eliminate all Jedi.
From there, players must pick up the pieces of Cal’s shattered past to complete his training and master the art of the iconic lightsaber – all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.
“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, Game Director, Respawn Entertainment. “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 fulfill their Jedi fantasy.”
Players will meet Cal on Bracca, a brand-new Star Wars planet and one of several new locations introduced in the game. It sounds like exactly what fans have been asking for what with a new Star Wars story and experience.
Star Wars fans will recognise iconic locations, weapons, gear, and enemies, while also meeting a roster of fresh characters, creatures, droids and adversaries new to the franchise.
Along the way, Cal will make new friends, like his mysterious companion Cere, as well as run into some familiar faces, all while being accompanied by his faithful droid BD-1. Cal’s flight from the Empire is made even more dangerous as he is being pursued by the Second Sister, one of the Empire’s elite Inquisitors, who seeks to hunt Cal down and extinguish the surviving Jedi. Assisting the Second Sister are the terrifying Purge Troopers, special Imperial forces trained to seek out Jedi and aid the Inquisitors in their dastardly work. All sounds like a deadly hunt.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will feature combat ranging from lightsaber battles, melee combinations and Force abilities. Players will also use traversal and other platforming abilities to strategically overcome opponents and solve puzzles in their path.