Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Reveal Countdown – Everything You Need To Know (Pic: Electronic Arts)
EA is just hours away from giving us a glimpse at its next major Star Wars game and with yesterdays first look at Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker, fans are at fever pitch.
The reveal is part of the Star Wars Celebration event currently taking place in Chicago – a fan festival chock full of panels and all the latest news from a galaxy far, far away.
Later today at 1.30PM Central Time – 19.30PM for us here in the UK – EA and Respawn Entertainment (developers of Titanfall and Apex Legends) will kick off their big reveal event for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is scheduled to last for an hour.
You can watch the livestream via YouTube and Twitch.
Exactly what the team at Respawn will be showing remains a secret though a teaser from earlier in the week suggests that well be seeing a trailer at the very least. Heres the official panel description taken from the Star Wars Celebration website:
“Join the head of Respawn Entertainment, Vince Zampella, and Game Director, Stig Asmussen, along with many special guests, to be the first to learn about this holidays highly anticipated action adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Hear how Respawn and Lucasfilm collaborated on this original Star Wars story, following a young Padawans journey in the Dark Times following Order 66. And of course, well have a few surprises in store.”
Leaked artwork from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Pic: Electronic Arts)
There are already some clues there for fans to dissect. First up we have the games release date which is slated for the holiday season.
According to a recent leak via Reddit, the hotly-anticipated Star Wars title is being pegged for November which would make sense, considering EAs previous track record.
Both Star Wars Battlefront and its sequel launched in the same month and with Episode IX hitting cinema screens on December 19th, a mid to later November release date seems likely.
Order 66 is another massive focal point for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. For those who dont remember, it was the command given by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine (Darth Sidious) to wipe out the Jedi, explaining why there are so few during the events of the original movie trilogy.
Again, the aforementioned leak goes into more detail. The game will allegedly take place 5 years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, casting players as one of the few surviving Jedi, a male padawan named Cal. Still in training, there are interactions between him and his mentor, the storyline pulling from comics and other “Expanded Universe” fiction that fills some of the blanks between the prequel trilogy and A New Hope.
Again this information hasnt been verified though it sounds like an exciting, if predictable, approach to unearthing this lost chapter in the Star Wars saga.
That said, the leak has been right about several things shown during the Star Wars Celebration. It mentions Kylo Rens helmet being reforged in the same way it was in the Episode IX trailer with mentions of a jungle planet and an even bigger emphasis on legacy characters. Leia and Luke Skywalker made appearances as well as Chewbacca and Lando with a shock return of series antagonist, Emperor Palpatine.
With around six to eight months until launch, dont be surprised if Respawn show us a bit more than just a pre-rendered trailer flanked by a few pretty concept sketches.
However, we still know very little about how the upcoming game will play. Respawn is easily one of the worlds top flight teams when it comes to online sRead More – Source