Stick to your lightsabers: It's a new Star Wars game on the way and it's called Jedi: Fallen Order. And now we have the first concrete details, thanks E3 2019 and an extended gameplay trailer, released in June.
In the development of Respawn Entertainment (the studio behind Apex Legends and Titanfall), Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was announced during E3 2018, but we did not get a glimpse of Star Wars until early 2019 during a special panel at the annual event Celebration in Chicago, before EA completely lifted the covers at the E3 2019.
While the official revelation only gave us a glimpse of a story trailer, it was more than enough to get us excited about the upcoming game. With the E3 2019, we took a closer look at the game – including some lightsaber games – before the developer released an expanded demo later this month.
While fans of the galactic franchise have seen official ties in the form of Star Wars Battlefront I and II, the new entry takes a different turn, focusing on a single-player experience more in line with 2008's The Force Unleashed – and us Here you will find all the concrete news and wild speculations you could wish for.
(To update: A brand new story trailer for Jedi Fallen Order has been released. Convince yourself below.)
Cut to the hunt
- What is it? A new single player Star Wars game from the developers of Titanfall
- What can I play it for? PS4, Xbox One and PC
- When can I play it? November 15, 2019
Release Date of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
EA has now confirmed the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on November 15, 2019, just in time for Christmas and the much awaited release of Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker.
If you preorder the Deluxe Edition before the start of the game, in addition to the skins for your droid and starship, you will receive two exclusive lightsaber colors in the game and an exclusive grip. EA and Respawn will also include a digital art book in the Deluxe Edition and some behind-the-scenes videos.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Trailer and Story
They assume the role of Cal Kestis, a former Jedi Padawan (AKA, a student of power). The game is set in the aftermath of Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith – the fateful time when evil Emperor Palpatine executed Command 66, in which the Jedi were attacked and killed by their own supportive Clone Trooper soldiers. Few survived and were forced to hide.
And that seems to include Cal! Cal is a young man who was only partially trained. He was forced to hide, work on construction sites and try to stay in the background, while the Imperial Inquisition that Jedi hunts continues to track down any remaining survivors.
The trailer shows how Cal must use his powers to defend himself against rogues and save a friend from falling through an accident. The trailer suggests that the game will have some elaborate set pieces and environments, hinting at a very historical experience to enjoy.
A story trailer released in September gave an even better idea of what to expect from the main story of the game. He showed that Cal is not only fleeing from the Empire, but is actively attacking them to arrive at an item associated with the Jedi Order.
Look at both pendants below:
You can also check out the unveiling of the EA Play 2019 game for the game below. Note, however, that you must exceed the 30-minute mark to skip the body part. That's basically only 30 minutes of an EA logo!
If you just want to see the game in action, there's a brand new official gameplay trailer that has everything you need to know about the game – including some surprises. (Spoiler Warning!) This is the same demo that journalists and participants saw at the EA Play event.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay
EA Play 2019 showed us a 15-minute part of the game, about 3 hours after the game started.
We were shown Chewbacca's hometown Kashyyyk, where Jedi Cal is trying to get the rebirth of the Jedi Order going. But the poor Wookies are enslaved by the Empire! So Cal has to try to help them.
On the way through a jungle corridor filled with technology, the gameplay looks no different than in Uncharted 4, with a tool that lets you swing from bars, and with Titanfall, another game by Respawn. Cal is pretty nimble, can climb walls and climb, as if he were Assassin's Creed's Ezio. He is moving hard.
After meeting with some resistance fighters, he makes his way through a door and pushes a burning refinery with his lightsaber as a torch in the dark. Below this is a battle, and Cal has to reach a troop of stormtroopers, so he forcibly pushes down a tree to find a way to them.
Here's our first look at lightsaber action. Cal can force, pull, and shuffle troops, as well as throw his lightsaber at them for a ranged attack. The fight is focused, similar to Dark Souls for individual fights, but he seems massively forgiving. There also seem to be ready-made animations that are triggered when you have helped a villain to low health. The lightsaber fight looks fortunately weighty and measured – this will be a tactical fighting game and not a hack and slash with the classic ability to hit blaster bolts at an enemy.
Cal also seems to have the ability to focus on power and slow time, allowing him to fight dangerous enemies like Flamethrower Storm Troops with a little more ease and avoid environmental hazards like spinning blades. A cool moment slowed him down, forcing a stormtrooper in time to use him as human protection against the same blaster bolt he had fired in cal moments earlier. The same technique can be used to keep an enemy on track for a moment – very much Kylo Ren.
So far, even though layers are expansive, planes are fairly linear – you're on a path from one action scene to the next, even though the dense layers prevent them from appearing too much like a series of corridors in a row. In each scene, there are also many AI interactions between NPCs – you'll see stormtroopers fighting the native, giant-beetle-like creatures of Kashyyyk, and if you plan your attack against them, this can help increase the odds in your favor to change.
Cal receives upgrade points when defeating enemies, and also appears to be completing side missions when he runs out of time and explores levels in detail. C
The timing of the story after the Sith's revenge also means that one or two familiar faces appeared. Rogue One's Saw Gerrera, aka actor Forest Whitaker, was present, as well as a bot that looked like K2SO. You will, however, have to fight against this.
Skill points will feed into your power abilities, allowing you to improve Force Pulls and Pushs, Double Jumps, and Power Slowing tricks. You also get a droid, BD1, that helps you on your way and offers the ability to hack terminals, heal your player, manage your hologram card, and be your friend. But you will not be able to turn to the dark side – Cal is good to the core.
So far so good. This is a classic Star Wars game that gives you an idea of the most popular time in Star Wars history. Instead of suggesting the initial revelation that Cal will be a weak rookie Jedi, he will be well advanced in his training. And it's all cannon – these characters will appear in the wider Star Wars universe.
It looks visually impressive … except for the Wookies. They looked like the plastic figures from the 70s. A little more free-flowing, walking Wookie hair please, EA!
Star Wars Jedi: Drop Order News and Rumors
New story trailer
In a brand new trailer released in September 2019, fans got a better idea of what to expect from the main story in Jedi Fallen Order. We already knew that the protagonist of the game, Cal, is fleeing the Empire, but the trailer makes it clear that they are trying to stop their mission to sift through the galaxy and find something to do with the Jedi. Order has to do.
These Sekiro comparisons
Jedi: Fallen Order has recently made some comparisons with From Software's Sekiro regarding his fight. Instead of getting angry, Respawn Entertainment said it was "bad" and "a little reassuring." In a recent interview with Edge Magazine (via GamesRadar), chief combat designer Jason de Heras said: "It just confirmed that you do not have to restrict everything the player does, let them have and leave a little more agency The AI gives them a slap on the wrist or a slap in the face, so it was a positive thing for us to know that there is a game that is similar to ours – very similar. "
The team readily agreed to be fans of From Software games, although given the fact that Jedi: Fallen Order was in development prior to Sekiro's release, the similarities can not be more than a coincidence. Game Director Stig Asmussen said that he and his team looked at earlier Star Wars games to find out what worked in them and how these fun elements could be advanced. The Jedi Knight games, for example, have been cited as good examples of lightsaber battles because they "really sold the saber's deadly effect" and served as better inspiration than the kind of fierce fighting found in Force Unleashed.
In an interview with Game Informer, Game Director Stig Asmussen recently gave an insight into the decision-making process behind Cal Kestis, who was named the protagonist of the game. There was an early stage in the development of the game when an extraterrestrial protagonist was considered, but was soon rejected, "because we felt – no pun intended – that many people would alienate."
While Asmussen admitted he was interested in an extraterrestrial protagonist, he said the team wanted to ensure that "there is a real human connection to the character."
Having an extraterrestrial protagonist in a Star Wars title certainly has the potential to provide a new and interesting perspective on the universe. So it's a shame the opportunity was missed. Fingers crossed, that will be explored again in the future. Nevertheless, Fallen Order has made a good impression so far and the hopes for starting the game in November are high.
Retail box Art.
EA has unveiled the retail carton art for both the standard and deluxe editions of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
This is what the Standard Edition looks like:
And the Deluxe Edition:
EA does not plan to release Traps Order on Switch
Soon after the official unveiling of the game, fans wondered if Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will ever find their way to the change. Well, according to EA's Community Manager, Jay Ingram, there are currently no plans to do so.
You can see Ingram's answer to a fan tweet below:
As amazing as the switch is, there are no such plans.April 16, 2019
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has been broadcasted live – give it a try
We already know that we received our first close look at Respawn Entertainment's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on April 13 as part of the annual Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago.
But fortunately for fans who did not make it to the event, EA streamed it live.
Check out EA's announcement tweet below to play it again:
"Become part of the Head of Respawn Entertainment, @VinceZampella, and Game Director, Stig Asmussen (…), and be the first to hear about the highly anticipated action-adventure game #StarWarsJediFallenOrder." 13:30 CT on April 13! And yes, there will be a livestream. https://t.co/tLPDJVZ7WfMarch 22, 2019
At the galaxy-wide premiere, Respawn Entertainment's director Vince Zampella and game director Stig Asmussen (who previously worked on God of War 3) revealed the much anticipated details of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Star Wars Jedi: Toy in Fallen Order – confirmed
Disney has announced that Star Wars Jedi: Trap Order items will be available from October 2019, suggesting that the game will be released not only at this time, but also that the company believes it is a title (or a series) with a long life in the Star Wars fandom. We now know that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be released in November, just a month after the release of toys.
The development is in full swing
"It's very advanced in development, and having spent time lately, it's doing spectacularly good," said Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA, on a quarterly earnings forecast (via Seeking Alpha). "This game really sets the fantasy of becoming a Jedi, and we'll have much more to share soon."
A Padawan named Cal? Approved
After rumors of a Star Wars marketing day (which apparently reached Reddit), the story will take place about five years after the Sith revenge and follow the surviving Padawan Cal (via) Games radar). This rumor also states that one of the main plot points in the game is about Caul's mentor – a woman named Ceres. Both names are confirmed now.
It is set after the revenge of the Sith
We do not know exactly what time the game is playing, but we've heard that it will happen sometime between Episodes 3 and 4, after the end of the Sith's revenge, but before Luke Skywalker's appearance in A New Hope.
With the galactic empire virtually chasing the 10,000-member Jedi Order to extinction, only a small portion of the Jedi remains alive (also known as Order 66). With the promise of the game playing "in the dark ages," it sounds like our Jedi protagonist is more the hunted than the hunter.
Could famous Jedi show up?
Playing as a "surviving Padawan", which technically means a Jedi Apprentice Instead of being a full-fledged master of the armed forces, Cal could train a bit more. Given the lack of living mentors you can train, it is possible that Obi-Wan Kenobi or Yoda – or some lesser-known Jedi, like Quinlan Vos – will occur in a minor role.
Single-player mode comes first – and no microtransactions are performed
Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella has tweeted about the upcoming game, describing it as a "SP" (single player) story.
It looks like a multiplayer component will not be available in the game at all – surprisingly, as EA has been focusing on games that go beyond a single game session in recent years. Even more surprising is the fact that there will be no microtransactions at all. everin Fallen Jedi. It's great news considering the industry leaves itself to offer games piece by piece today – but do not be surprised if that means there's an aggressive DLC system instead.
I find your lack of faith troubling
2018 was an idle year for Star Wars, with Star Wars: A solo story that is fought in theaters and the negative reaction of players on EA Dice's Star Wars: Battlefront 2 – largely in response to the widespread use of microtransactions – even more recent.
Jedi: Fallen Order has been transferred to another studio, although it is still a subsidiary of EA. But Respawn has a lot of respect for the studio behind Titanfall and Titanfall 2, two critically acclaimed sci-fi action games competing against each other in huge, mechanized suits, both offering a strong single-player and multiplayer offer.
(Credit: Respawn Entertainment)
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