Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

At the end of February, the world was alerted to the fact that Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall, Apex Legends) and EA would reveal a trailer for their new Star Wars title on this very day. It turns out, this scheduled event happened as planned.

Imagine that.

Earlier today the studios revealed the first details and trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at the Star Wars Celebration that has been going on this weekend in Chicago. This is an original game set in the Star Wars universe and looks to take place after Order 66 was issued. This places the game set shortly after the events in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith after the Jedi have fallen. You will get to play as Cal Kestis, a Padawan that survived Order 66.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is aiming for a release on November 15, 2019 on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Origin. And since this trailer doesn't make it very clear, this game is of the third-person action adventure variety. There will not be any multiplayer for the game, nor will there be any microtransactions. The game is being made using Unreal Engine 4.

Pre-orders are now available and come in a couple of flavors. There is the Standard Edition that includes the game and some cosmetics for your lightsaber and droid companion for those that pre-order. You can pay $10 more ($69.99) to get the Deluxe Edition that includes a behind the scenes look at the creation of the game. It also includes additional cosmetics in addition to the regular pre-order bonuses.

The game will feature an authentic story set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith™,when the Jedi have fallen. Fans will play as a young Padawan named Cal Kestis, brought to life by Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham), who has survived Order 66, the Emperor’s secret decree to eliminate all Jedi. Players must pick up the pieces of Cal’s shattered past to complete his training and master the art of the iconic lightsaber - all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.

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 designed with gameplay as a top priority in order to deliver the kind of intense Star Wars lightsaber battles that are seen in the films. Brought to life by Respawn, a studio known for high-quality games that are both visually beautiful and technically masterful, players will use their Jedi training to create different melee combinations with an innovative lightsaber combat system and Force abilities. Players will also use traversal and other platforming abilities to strategically overcome opponents and solve puzzles in their path across this galaxy-spanning adventure. Star Wars fans will recognize iconic locations, weapons, gear, and enemies, while also meeting a roster of fresh characters, locations, creatures, droids and adversaries new to Star Wars.