Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date and details3rd September 2019
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order looks like it could be the best Star Wars game to ever grace our consoles and PC and with its release date set for November 15, here is everything we know about the upcoming title.
The first gameplay trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was unveiled at E3 earlier this year and it looks as smooth as you would expect for a modern-day Star Wars game and built in the Unreal Engine 4.
The game is set for release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC though nothing has been confirmed for the Nintendo Switch.
The setting of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The player will don the role of Cal Kestis, a Jedi who according to Respawn (the team developing the game) will not be tempted by the ‘dark side’.
Fans of the popular Gotham TV show, based on the Batman comics and centred on the rise of Jim Gordon, may well recognise that the role of Cal Kestis is performed by Cameron Monaghan who played Jerome and Jeremiah.
The setting of the game will take place between The Revenge of the Sith and before A New Hope where the Empire is currently reigning at the height of its power and the remaining Jedi are scattered, hiding from the claws of the Empire.
After the execution of Order 66, the Empire is aiming to eradicate any existence of the Jedi Order.
Cal, a Jedi Padawan, must survive the Empire’s purge and explore the mysteries of a long-lost civilisation in a bid to rebuild the the Jedi Order.
During the E3 gameplay video, it was revealed that Cal will be heading to familiar places, such as the Wookies’ homeworld of Kashyyyk.
However, he will also be heading to new worlds that haven’t previously been touched upon in other Star Wars media. One such location is the world known as Bracca.
Fans of the Clone Wars TV show might remember the Seventh Sister, an Imperial Inquisitor who hunts Jedi. In Jedi Fallen Order, Cal will be hunted by the Second Sister, another Imperial Inquisitor.
He will also be hunted by Purge Troopers which look like earlier versions of the Dark Troopers which fans saw in the Rogue One film.
There will be a familiar face crop as well – namely, Saw Gerrera – fans of the Star Wars franchise may recognise the character from either the Rogue One film, or the Clone Wars TV show.
HERE WE GO!
You play as a new hero called Kal as he learns the ways of the Jedi in the aftermath of Order 66!
— Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Intel (@IntelJedi) April 13, 2019
The combat will be a blend of Zelda and Dark Souls
It will be a third-person action adventure game. The player will be able to utilise the Force to manipulate the environment as well as wielding a lightsaber that can parry enemy attacks.
Using Force-enhanced reflexes, the player will be able to leap, climb, swim, die and wall-run across the various terrain that will appear throughout the game.
During Cal’s epic adventure, he will be aided by a former Jedi Knight, a rebel pilot and a droid companion by the name of BD-1.
BD-1 will present the player with the quickest path to safety and help them recover from a fight if they are badly wounded. It will be filling the role of R2-D2 for Luke Skywalker and BB-8 for Rey.
The game’s map design and combat is heavily inspired by some classic titles already on the market, namely The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker and Dark Souls.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, game director Stig Asmussen, revealed that it wanted some of the map design to feel like a Metroidvania game.
He also revealed that it wanted to emulate Wind Waker’s combat where you can toggle on and off targeting enemies, and exploit their weaknesses.
But, he explained the team also wanted some grit to its combat, much like Dark Souls, however the game still needs to be accessible and not as brutally challenging as Dark Souls yet more grounded than Zelda.
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There will be no multiplayer or microtransactions
It has been known for some time that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order would be exclusively a single-player game, but more interestingly there will not be micotransactions.
When the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 reboot came out, EA fell under fire its persistent use of microtransactions causing a ruckus among Star Wars fans.
However, this is not a mistake that looks to be repeated. Blair Brown, a producer for Jedi: Fallen Order, tweeted back in April: “So happy to be working on a single player story focused game again, no multiplayer and no MTX (microtransactions) for Jedi Fallen Order.”
While it is a shame the game will not feature multiplayer, this decision will likely have been taken to prevent the inclusion of micotransactions – which have become a norm for multiplayer games – to stop Jedi Fallen Order falling to the same scrutiny that plagued the reboot of Battlefront 2.
— Blair Brown (@BlairBroon) April 12, 2019
There will be a prequel comic released in September
Before the game is released in November, there will be a prequel comic titled Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Dark Temple.
The comic is set for release in September and will be a five-issue Marvel miniseries that leads up to the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order video game.
It will follow Jedi Master Eno Cordova and his Padawan Cere Junda – who becomes an ex-Jedi and mentor to Cal in the game – on a mission that grows more and more dangerous as it progresses.
Below you can watch the 26 minute gameplay footage which was unveiled at E3 in 4K:
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