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Everything we know about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Following two critically acclaimed Titanfall games and the extremely popular battle royale title Apex Legends, developer Respawn Entertainment is taking on the Star Wars series with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It will be far removed from the studio’s previous work, but it has the potential to reignite fans’ passion for Star Wars video games after the disappointing Star Wars Battlefront II. Here is everything we know about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order including the reveal, gameplay, characters, and release date.

Trailer

The first official trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was released during Star Wars Celebration in April 2019, and gave us our first look at the characters and setting of the game. It will take place after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, which saw the majority of Jedi killed as Palpatine created the Galactic Empire.

In the trailer, protagonist Cal Kestis explains that there are “three rules to survive” in a post-Order-66 world: “Don’t stand out,” “accept the past,” and “trust no one.” While sitting at a bar, he looks over his shoulder to find a stormtrooper staring in his direction. He also finds a device with a recording from Emperor Palpatine, who gave the order to destroy the Jedi.

Exactly what sets Cal’s journey in motion remains unclear, but the trailer shows the Padawan dodging blaster fire and leaping across a huge chasm as if he were Nathan Drake. He also faces off against an enemy who is using a dual-sided staff, and manages to hold his own without a lightsaber — he will get one, however, as we see in the trailer’s final moments.

Gameplay

No gameplay footage for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has been released yet. However, we do know that it will be a third-person action-adventure game, and you will be controlling protagonist Cal Kestis. It’s unclear if he will get to use blasters, but we do know that he will use both the force and lightsabers in combat. This includes dodging attacks as well as blocking them, according to the game’s official website.

Several different environments will be available in the game. These include “ancient forest,” “windswept cliffs,” and “haunted jungles.” It appears there will be some degree of player-choice regarding structure, as the official website said you will be able to choose your next destination.

Little else is known about what is in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but we do know about what isn’t in the game. During Star Wars Celebration in April 2019, Electronic Arts revealed that there will never be microtransactions or loot boxes in the game. It also confirmed that it will be a single-player experience. There will not be a separate multiplayer mode — a rarity for Electronic Arts in 2019.

Characters

Everything we know about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Cal Kestis is a young Padawan working alone, likely following the death of his master in the aftermath of Order 66. He is one of the last remaining Jedi — or  Jedi-in-training — alongside Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, though a connection to these characters remains unknown.

A middle-aged woman will serve as one of Cal’s allies, and is seen extending her hand to him as he attempts to jump onto a ship near the end of the official trailer. She is a pilot, taking control of the vehicle after Cal successfully boards.

The stormtrooper Cal battles in the trailer is known as a “Purge Trooper,” and was designed specifically to battle against those with force sensitivity.

The main villain of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the “Second Sister,” who can be seen landing on the front of the ship at the end of the trailer. She is an Inquisitor tasked with killing remaining Jedi, and was previously seen in Star Wars comics.

Release date and editions

Everything we know about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15, 2019.

Multiple versions will be available. In the Deluxe Edition, you’ll get “Director’s Cut” features not includes in the standard version, as well as cosmetic gear.

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