Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order release date, gameplay, trailer REVEALED for PS4, PC Xbox game (Pic: EA)
Apex Legends and Titanfall developer Respawn has revealed that they're taking on Star Wars with their latest venture. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was unveiled this weekend during a blockbuster Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago. Here's what we know after studying the action-packed trailer.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will take place soon after the conclusion of the third prequel movie, Revenge of the Sith, and will follow Cal Kestis, a force-sensitive padawan who is running from Order 66. If you're a bit hazy on the details, basically, Sheev Palpatine ordered the clone troopers to make the Jedi extinct, so our mate Cal is a fugitive. The tagline 'Don't Stand Out' makes a lot more sense when you consider this. Poor lad is in hiding.
Cal is voiced and mo-capped by Cameron Monaghan of Gotham fame, who will go on a rite of passage journey to become a Jedi over the course of Fallen Order, constantly hunted by inquisitors from the Empire.
The main antagonist is the Second Sister, one of the Inquisitors under Darth Vader's command. There's also an army of Purge Troopers, shock-baton toting grunts who will get in Cal's way as he tries to evade the law.
The press release teases a couple of new characters, including a "mysterious companion" known as Cere and a sweet little droid known as BD-1.
As far as gameplay goes, Respawn appears to have a focus on melee combat. "Players will use their Jedi training to create different melee combinations with an innovative lightsaber combat system and force abilities."
We already know that the game is fully third-person, so it's difficult to know how the combat will shape out. Will it be more Jedi Outcast, Uncharted or even perhaps Dark Souls? Until we see gameplay, it's anyone's guess.
Alongside the in-depth combat, there will be "traversal and other platforming abilities" like the Titanfall 2 wall run you saw in the trailer. It will be interesting to see how Respawn experiment with this now they have full use of the force. Oh yeah, there'll be puzzles too, which most likely will be solved with force powers. If you think about it, Cal having to limit his force use might make covert force stealth puzzles a really interesting way to tie the narrative to the gameplay.