Today during the Star Wars Celebration, EA finally unveiled Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to the world. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a story-driven third-person action game that Respawn Entertainment has been working on for many years now. The title is a single-player experience without any multiplayer component and, more importantly, microtransactions.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order should launch on November 15, starting at $60. However, there is a deluxe edition which should cost more. Currently, it seems like the title will only launch on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.
Players will meet Cal on Bracca, a brand-new Star Wars planet and one of several new locations introduced in the game. Cal is hiding from the Empire in plain sight but is forced to go on the run when he exposes his Force powers. 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 this 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.
During a Star Wars Celebration panel, Respawn revealed that there are multiple planets in the game, as a part of an all-new story experience. With lightsaber in-hand, gameplay focuses on thoughtful melee-based combat. The trailer didn't showcase raw gameplay, but it did give a taste of the visuals, featuring in-game assets.
Players step into the shoes of Cal Kestis, a Jedi on the run with your droid BD-1, after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, when the Jedi have fallen. Cal has survived Order 66, the Emperor's secret decree to eliminate all Jedi. 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. You have access to Force powers, but throughout the campaign, you'll learn more and become a true master. You'll also team up with other characters like former Jedi Knights in order to survive. Players will also use traversal and other platforming abilities to overcome opponents and solve puzzles.
Respawn's Game Director Stig Asmussen said the following about the announcement.
Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period. 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.
Lucasfilm's Director of Franchise and Content Steve Blank added the following.
When Respawn approached us with the idea for this game, we were immediately supportive. A single-player, story-driven title in the Star Wars universe was exactly what we were looking for, and we know the fans have been eager for one, as well. Focusing on Cal stepping back into the shoes of a Jedi post Order 66 opens up a lot of gameplay opportunities and rich story threads to develop for this new character and his backstory.
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is EA's first story-driven Star Wars action game, following the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. From Respawn Entertainment of Titanfall and Apex Legends fame, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be an unmissable experience for series fans on Xbox One.
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