Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment (Apex Legends) announced a new Star Wars game during the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago last weekend. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a third-person action-adventure set after the events of Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. They announced a release date: November 15 on PC (Origin), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Fallen Order will star a new Jedi-in-training, Cal Kestis, played by Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham). Cal survived Order 66, the Emperor’s decree that all Jedi be exterminated when he rose to power during Revenge of the Sith. Kal will need to continue his training while surviving the Empire and their assassins.
Cal will be accompanied by his droid BD-1, make new friends like Cere and see familiar faces while he’s on the run. The Empire uses special Purge Troopers and Inquisitors to track down Jedi, including the one known as Second Sister.
The Second Sister previously made an appearance in the most excellent Star Wars Rebels animated show, which also took place during the same era between the prequels and the original trilogy.
“Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period,” said Stig Asmussen, Game Director, Respawn Entertainment. “The team at Lucasfilm have been amazing collaborators, helping us explore and further develop this part of the timeline where the Empire is at the height of its power and any remaining Jedi are in hiding. Within this narrative, we’ve crafted a game with intense, yet thoughtful and fun melee combat using the lightsaber and Force powers, allowing anyone to fulfill their Jedi fantasy.”
As a Jedi much of the gameplay will revolve around using the lightsaber and force powers to solve puzzles, traverse the world, and defeat enemies.
“When Respawn approached us with the idea for this game, we were immediately supportive. A single player, story-driven title in the Star Wars universe was exactly what we were looking for, and we know the fans have been eager for one, as well,” said Steve Blank, Director, Franchise Content & Strategy, Lucasfilm Story Group. “Focusing on Cal stepping back into the shoes of a Jedi post Order 66 opens up a lot of gameplay opportunities and rich story threads to develop for this new character and his backstory.”
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available now for pre-order. It’s out November 18. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB, but Star Wars media is typically T for Teen.