At Star Wars Celebration this 12 months, developer Respawn Entertainment held a panel for Jedi Fallen Order, its upcoming third-particular person motion recreation. During the occasion, Respawn lastly mentioned particulars in regards to the recreation’s story, revealed the sport’s protagonist, the state of the universe he exists in, and the struggles he is preventing to beat.
As detailed through the panel, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order takes place shortly after the occasions of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Having branded the Jedi as traitors to the Galactic Republic, the Emperor issued Order 66, which meant Jedi had been hunted down and killed. The protagonist of Jedi Fallen Order, a Padawan named Cal Kestis–played by Cameron Monaghan–is a survivor of Order 66. He is on a journey to choose up the items of his tragic previous whereas making an attempt to finish his Jedi coaching. At the identical time, he should keep one step forward of the Empire and its Inquisitors, who’re looking for to kill him and his type.
Players are launched to Cal on Bracca, which is described as “a brand-new Star Wars planet and one of several new locations introduced in the game.” There, Cal is trying to cover from the Empire in plain sight, however after exposing his Force powers finally ends up on the run once more. According to Respawn, as Cal, gamers will make a variety of new mates over the course of the sport, considered one of which is a companion referred to as Cere. There will probably be “some familiar faces” that make an look too, although the studio stopped wanting saying precisely who.
“Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the Dark Times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period,” mentioned recreation director Stig Asmussen. “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.”
“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,” added Lucasfilm’s Steve Blank. “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.”
It would not be Star Wars with no droid companion, and becoming a member of Cal is BD-1. The little droid was featured in a bit of Jedi Fallen Order artwork that was leaked by Amazon. BD-1 will be seen standing subsequent to Cal, scanning a rock face.
On the Empire facet is Second Sister, who’s described as “one of the Empire’s elite Inquisitors” and, as such, is looking down Cal to extinguish him. Alongside her are Purge Troopers, that are described as “terrifying special Imperial forces trained to seek out Jedi and aid the Inquisitors.”
Respawn will little question be giving us extra particulars in regards to the recreation’s story quickly, particularly since its launch will not be far off. During the panel the developer confirmed Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order’s launch date as November 15, 2019. The recreation will probably be obtainable for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via writer EA’s Origin service.
Jedi Fallen Order is a 3rd-particular person motion recreation, which is one thing of a departure from the primary-particular person shooters Respawn is understood for doing. However, it’s directed by Stig Asmussen, who beforehand labored at Sony Santa Monica and directed God of War 3. You can discover out extra about how the sport performs in our Jedi Fallen Order gameplay overview.
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