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Star Wars Celebration 2019: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Trailer

The game we have been waiting for is on the horizon.

Apr 23, 2019

By: Noah Friscopp

Respawn Entertainment, developers of the addictive battle royale Apex Legends finally showed off their next game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at Star Wars Celebration 2019. The game’s story follows Cal Kestis, a padawan learner who somehow survived Order 66, the order given by Emperor Palpatine to hunt down the Jedi Knights in Revenge of the Sith. He is forced to hide his force abilities in the new Empire and doesn’t let himself trust anyone. Of course, this doesn’t last, and he finds himself on the run from the Imperials’ Inquisitors. These dark warriors are trained specifically to hunt down Jedi Knights that have escaped the clutches of the Clone Army and Darth Vader.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - Official Trailer

 

A Long Time Coming       

Even though the trailer above doesn’t show any gameplay, we do know a few details about how the game will play. It is a single player, story-driven adventure only with no multiplayer features. So no Jedi shenanigans with a friend in coop mode sadly, but instead an experience that wants to totally put you in the shoes of the hero. This is (technically) the first single player Star Wars game since LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2016, so excitement is very high for this one. If you don’t count the LEGO title, it goes back even further all the way to 2010’s The Force Unleashed II. Fans everywhere hope that this is the game that ends the many years waiting for a truly great Star Wars game experience.

Cal and his droid companion explore a mysterious new planetCal and his droid companion explore a mysterious new planetCourtesy of EA

Not a Stealth Game   

It has been described to not be a stealth game, even though Cal is shown hiding from the Empire’s clutches in the trailer. Instead, the main focus of Fallen Order is intense, one on one battles with a whole lot of force powers and lightsabers. The combat has been designed so that anyone can pick up and understand the basic controls, so don’t expect it to be super difficult. However, previous lightsaber heavy games like Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy were easy to learn but hard to master, and hopefully, that is what Fallen Order ends up being like. Either way, it is good to hear that players of all skill levels can play and enjoy the game.

An Imperial Inquisitor and the new Purge TroopersAn Imperial Inquisitor and the new Purge TroopersCourtesy of EA

Not Open World

As awesome as the thought of an open world Star Wars game sounds, where you meet tons of interesting characters and go on endless quests in a huge galaxy to explore, it isn’t going to be this one. Respawn instead decided to go with a little bit smaller and more focused levels that allow the team to better tell Cal’s story. It won’t be a totally straight path though, with plenty of possibilities for exploration and backtracking to find new items you couldn’t reach before. It isn’t confirmed what sort of items we will be looking for on Cal’s journey, but maybe it’s new lightsaber colors, hilts, or force skills? We will have to wait until E3 to see exactly what the game really looks like, but everything so far sounds very exciting. They also promise that even though it is only a single player game, it won’t be a short one. Fallen Order has plenty of story content to keep the game fun for a long time.  

Cal and friend resting by the fireCal and friend resting by the fireCourtesy of EA

“This is a new day, a new beginning.” – Ahsoka Tano

I believe Respawn when they say that they are making a great Star Wars experience. After their amazing work in the single-player campaign of Titanfall 2 and their free to play smash hit Apex Legends, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sounds like another terrific game in the making. Unfortunately, again, we will have to wait until EA Play 2019 to hear and see more from the game, but with an exciting story to be told and fun lightsaber combat and force powers to master, this is one to keep your eyes on.

The game releases on November 15th, 2019.

Courtesy of EA
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