Respawn Entertainment officially revealed their brand new and much anticipated Star Wars game with a number of new details including release date and a story trailer.
Star Wars Jedi: The Fallen Order will be released on 15 November 2019 for PS4, Xbox One and PC and takes place after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith when the universe is suffering the loss of the Jedi. The game is a single-player, story-driven game with a large emphasis on lightsaber combat and “Force” abilities.
The game will follow a young padawan named Cal Kestis who managed to escape the Jedi-killing massacre and is on a quest to stay alive while completing his training.
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.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is being directed by God of War’s Stig Asmussen who is excited to let fans explore the dark times in the Star Wars series. “We wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period,” Asmussen said.” 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 fulfil their Jedi fantasy.”
Developers at Respawn state that Fallen Order was designed with “gameplay at the top priority” and that players will use their Jedi training to create different melee combinations with an innovative lightsaber combat system and Force abilities.
Respawn has a great track record for delivering some fantastic games. Titanfall 2’s single-player campaign is still one of the best experiences on the market and if Fallen Order is anything close to it, the game is going to be a great experience.