Respawn unveils Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date, gameplay

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Respawn Entertainment has announced that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be released on November 15, 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

The developer, owned by publisher Electronic Arts, has revealed details of the much-anticipated third-person action-adventure game: “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 lightsabre – all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.”

Bucking Electronic Arts’ recent trend towards loot-heavy games-as-a-service, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be a single-player game with varied gameplay: “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is designed with gameplay as a top priority in order to deliver the kind of intense Star War lightsabre battles that are seen in the films. Players will use their Jedi training to create different melee combinations with an innovative lightsabre 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.”

Stig Asmussen, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s Game Director at Respawn Entertainment, said: “Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period. 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 lightsabre and Force powers, allowing anyone to fulfil their Jedi fantasy.”

Steve Blank, Director, Franchise Content & Strategy at Lucasfilm Story Group, added: “When Respawn approached us with the idea for this game, we were immediately supportive. A single player, story-driven title in the Star Wars universe was exactly what we were looking for, and we know the fans have been eager for one, as well. Focusing on Cal stepping back into the shoes of a Jedi post Order 66 opens up a lot of gameplay opportunities and rich story threads to develop for this new character and his backstory.”

For more information on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and to pre-order the game, head to its website.