Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Trailer, Story, Characters, Release Date, & More
Developer Respawn (known for Apex and Titanfall) and EA (Electronic Arts – Publisher) gave visitors to Star Wars Celebration in Chicago it’s very first glimpse into the new game slated to be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15, 2019.
While this is a teaser into the storyline, it does not contain any gameplay footage at this point. This is a bit disconcerting given that it will be released to the public in just over 7 months.
The storyline is centered around Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan, who is fleeing from the Emperor’s famous Order 66 to completely wipe out all Jedi. A couple of images of the game show Cal on a cliff with his sidekick (BD-1) shining on some ancient symbols. Another shows an image of Cal’s lightsaber upon a field of runes. Perhaps from a hidden Jedi temple he’s re-discovered?
“No microtransactions. No loot boxes. And no, we won’t be adding them. A single-player Star Wars story for those of you who are ready to become a Jedi. – @EAStarWars“
EA made it very clear that they are diverging from (perhaps lessons learned) it’s normal Games as a Service/Microtransaction revenue model. This is a single-player story (male – this has already received some outrage that you can’t pick a female lead) and that it would not have microtransactions or loot boxes. This is great to hear that they addressed this concern upfront as it killed their Star Wars: Battlefront II series. It’s also exciting to hear the EA didn’t incentivize Respawn to develop under EA’s proprietary engine Frostbite vs. the tried and tested Unreal 4 engine. This is huge new in light of recent news how Bioware (another EA developer) continues to struggle with trying to bend Frostbite to their will with the disastrous game Anthem. My bet is that since the announcement of the development of the game was back in May 2016, and Respawn didn’t come into the EA publisher family until 2017, too much development had already been done in the UE4 engine.
How does this play into the exising Star Wars timeline?
According to Matt Martin of the Lucasfilm Story Group, some hints at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order were included in Star Wars: Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith, a 2017–2018 comic book series written by Charles Soule. Some connections to the comic book series were shown in the game’s reveal trailer, such as the Purge Troopers and the Second Sister, which first appeared in the series’ thirteenth and nineteenth issues, respectively. -source: Starwarsfandom.com
Can Respawn ride the wave of the success with the Apex title taking on the titan Fortnite? Can they wrestle the storytelling mastery from rival Bioware in the Star Wars universe? Can EA leave Respawn alone to put forth a finished title versus rushing it to market in typical EA fashion? Time will tell and we’ll be keeping our eyes fixed on what could be the first new and refreshing first person Star Wars game in a very, very long time. Time to get the cheat codes ready. What? That’s only a Sith thing?
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER
A galaxy-spanning adventure awaits in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order™, a new third-person action-adventure title from Respawn Entertainment. This narratively-driven single player game puts you in the role of a Jedi Padawan who narrowly escaped the purge of Order 66 following the events of Star Wars™: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. On a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order, you must pick up the pieces of your shattered past to complete your training, develop new powerful Force abilities, and master the art of the iconic lightsaber – all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.
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