This weekend at Star Wars Celebration, Respawn Entertainment brought a first look into the world of the new STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER video game from EA. The game, set to be released later this year, will follow a Padawan trying to survive as the Empire rises following the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (in the aftermath of Order 66) and the defeat of the Jedi Order.
Below is a recap of the big hits courtesy of Star Wars.
- Fallen Order is a single-player experience, full stop. Players won’t find any multiplayer component in this narrative-focused Star Wars game.
- Lucasfilm and Respawn spent at least a year nailing down Fallen Order’s world, story, premise, and characters. Like the best of the films, Jedi: Fallen Order will introduce players to a host of new planets and characters that feel authentic to the rest of the Star Wars universe.
- Fallen Order is all about visceral, one-on-one combat. Respawn’s designers, engineers, and animators went through an iterative process, developing a combat loop that would empower players with evolving lightsaber abilities and Force powers. But as a Jedi on the run in the wake of Order 66, it was important to achieve a balance: thoughtful combat that’s easy to pick up but still allows for a sense of depth. Respawn wants players who spend a lot of time with the game to feel a sense of mastery — of their saber technique and the Force.
- Actor Cameron Monaghan plays former Padawan Cal Kestis. Cameron Monaghan of Gotham and Shameless fame portrays Fallen Order protagonist Cal Kestis, a Jedi pupil on the run from the Emperor’s relentless Inquisitors. Kestis works for an organization called the Scrapper Guild, salvaging the wreckage of fallen capital ships in the aftermath of the Clone Wars.
- The game ties into the larger world of Star Wars storytelling. One of Fallen Order’s headlining baddies is the Jedi hunter known as the Second Sister, one of the Emperor’s Sith Inquisitors. She was created by writer Charles Soule and artist Giuseppe Camuncoli for their acclaimed run on Marvel’s Darth Vader, and appeared for the first time in issue #19. Another Soule-Camuncoli creation, the red-eyed purge troopers, will also play a prominent role in the game as elite stormtroopers specially trained to fight Jedi — making them all too eager for the day they finally come face to face with one of the dwindling Order’s last. Some of the game’s all-new creations include Seer, played by MadTV alum and voice actress Debra Wilson, and a droid named BD-1, whom narrative lead Aaron Contreras based on his own beloved dog. BD-1’s voice has been devised and performed by none other than legendary Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt.
See it for Yourself
STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER is available to own starting November 15, 2019.