Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Preview
EA and Respawn Entertainment gave us a good look at their upcoming Jedi jaunt during EA Play 2019. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order already has all the trappings of a singularly Star Wars experience, at least on the aesthetic front. On the other hand, will the gameplay get its hooks in us on launch day? To be perfectly honest, we aren’t sure and we just haven’t seen enough to pass any judgment at this point. Check out our full video preview here:
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an upcoming single-player action-adventure video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, set in the Star Wars universe shortly after Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. It was announced during E3 2018 and a more detailed reveal took place at the Star Wars Celebration in April 2019.
Set a few years after Revenge of the Sith, Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis has escaped clone Order 66 and is now on the run from the Galactic Empire. After attempting to salvage a Venator Class Star Destroyer above a Sarlacc Pit, an accident happens in which a nearby Imperial Probe Droid surveys the event in which Cal has to openly use the Force to save one of his friends from falling into the pit. The droid transmits the footage to the Empire causing Cal’s true identity to be revealed to the imperials. The Empire dispatches the Second Sister, an inquisitor trained by Darth Vader, to hunt down the Padawan and eradicate the remaining Jedi Knights.
Taking place after Order 66, which started the galaxy-wide purge of the Jedi Order, players take control of Padawan Cal Kestis (portrayed by Cameron Monaghan), one of the last surviving Jedi as he attempts to survive while being chased by the Galactic Empire and the evil Second Sister Inquisitor (portrayed by Vanessa Marshall). Throughout his journey, young Cal will visit familiar worlds with the assistance of the rebel extremist Saw Gerrera (portrayed by Forest Whitaker) and his old mentor Jedi Master Cere (portrayed by Debra Wilson).
During the game players will meet iconic Star Wars characters such as Saw Gerrera and the Second Sister inquisitor and visit worlds such as Kashyyyk, Mygeeto and Umbarra as well as creating new worlds and characters to explore.
The game will be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 15, 2019.
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