Jedi: Fallen Order was finally presented to the world as part of the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago. The presentation included a panel and a first trailer that revealed a lot of in-game information.
But before all that, you probably would like to watch the trailer. Take a look and join us after the video as we continue to discuss what we learned.
A New Story in a Galaxy Far Far Away
Starting with the most important detail – Fallen Order is a single-player action-adventure title, with an emphasis on story, so it will not contain any loot boxes or microtransactions.
The game takes place between Episode 3 and Episode 4, and follows a Padawan named Cal Kestis voice and played by actor Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless). He survived Order 66 to eliminate all Jedi and is now trying to stay under the Empire’s radar.
Cal lives by three rules – do not stand out, embrace the past and trust no one. He manages to survive by working for a construction company, dismantling an old Star Destroyer.
As shown in the trailer, a workplace accident forces him to use the Force and expose himself in front of an Imperial Inquisitor. This particular Inquisitor is the Second Sister, who first appeared in the comic Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith #19: Fortress Vader. Second Sister is highly intelligent and capable, and we can see in the trailer how uses the force to steer the spacecraft Cal and his ally are flying.
Another Foe we get a glimpse of is the Purge Trooper – the stormtrooper armed with an electrified baton.
Cal will not be fighting against the Empire and its troops all alone – a Droid named BD-1 will join him along the way. A Jedi named Cere will also guide Cal along his adventure and be his mentor. Our hero will have to face his past and trust new friends to escape the Empire. On top of that, Cal will have to face failures and to redefine the meaning of being a Jedi during the dark times under the Sith’s regime.
Give the Kid a Lightsaber
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order falls under the category of action-adventure. According to the panel guests at the Star Wars Celebration, Cal will learn new methods to channel the force, new lightsaber techniques and will keep learning as long as the plot unravels. BD-1 will be upgradable as well.
All of those abilities will have to be used to progress through the story, which the developers describe as “tactical and intelligent.” We will have to study their enemies and use the right abilities and weapons against them.
The trailer hints at platforming and traversal mechanics, similar to what we saw in Respawn’s Titanfall 2. If that is indeed the case, we have a lot to look forward to, as these parts were the best ones in the game.
Jedi Fallen Order is expected at November 15 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and PC.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.