It’s official, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is a go. Announced at Star Was Celebration, the Respawn developed single player title is looking great.
After the fall
Does Fallen Order take the place of The Force Unleashed in the new Disney-era canon? Not that it’s the same story, because it definitely isn’t, but it is similar to that duology.
In Fallen Order you play as Cal Kestis, a young former-padawan. After the enacting of Order 66 and subsequent elimination of the Jedi Order by the newly crowned Emperor, Cal finds himself aimless. More than that, he’s forced to forsake all of his training in order to blend in with the rest of the now-Imperial citizenry and survive.
As you’ll see in the trailer below, that’s easier said than done.
A fresh start?
There’s a lot there to get excited about. Publisher EA seems to be aiming this one to fulfill some fan wishes too. Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is a single-player game only, and comes out of Respawn Entertainment. That’s a top notch pedigree by the way, since Respawn last made the excellent Titanfall 2.
While Jedi Fallen Order is a campaign only affair though, it doesn’t sound limited by any means. EA promises a sweeping story that sees Cal set out on a mission to restore the Jedi Order. That’s a quest that’ll put him up against Purge Troopers, Inquisitors, and maybe even the Dark Lord himself.
Jedi Fallen Order also seems like it’ll be an open-galaxy game. EA adds that you’ll be able to “Explore ancient forests, windswept cliffs, and haunted jungles as you decide when and where you want to go next.”
Aiding Cal on his way will be the Star Wars universe’s staple Jedi powers too. You’ll be able to wield a lightsaber, and also “combat forms to refine striking, blocking, and dodging your enemies”. So it seems Cal will be able to hone his abilities as you play.
All in all, this sounds awesome. And being from Respawn I’m more than a little willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. November can’t come soon enough.
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order lands on consoles and PC this November the 15th. You can pre-order here.