Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay Details Revealed
Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment unveiled its new Star Wars game.
By Jonathon Dornbush
Update 4/14: IGN got to sit down with Respawn’s Sitg Asmussen and Lucasfilm Story Group’s Steve Blank to discuss Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order following its panel reveal. Asmussen and Blank spoke to IGN about how, despite it’s “on the run” setup, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order won’t have stealth elements. You can also watch our full interview below.
For more on the upcoming game, be sure to check out our explainer of who Star Wars’ Inquisitors are. Original story follows: After a couple of teases, EA and Respawn Entertainment have finally revealed the first details about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, including its release date and on what platforms players can expect it. EA has given Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order a release date of November 15, 2019, and it will be released on Xbox One, PS4, and PC via EA Origin. As Respawn, the studio behind Titanfall and Apex Legends, and EA announced in the hours leading up to the panel, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a single-player game with no multiplayer elements or microtransactions. Watch the full Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order story trailer below.
Jedi: Fallen Order’s story falls on the timeline of Star Wars canon shortly after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. EA has previously revealed the story will focus on a young Padawan, but Respawn confirmed today that character is Cal Kestis, who will be played by Shameless and Gotham’s Cameron Monaghan. Here’s everything we learned about the game from its Star Wars Celebration 2019 panel. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Story Details Cal has survived Order 66, the Emperor’s decree to eliminate the Jedi. According to EA and Respawn, “Players must pick up the pieces of Cal’s shattered past to complete his training and master the art of the iconic lightsaber – all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.” Jedi: Fallen Order will feature new locations in the Star Wars universe, including Bracca, where Cal’s story begins. Respawn has confirmed that Jedi: Fallen Order will also feature iconic Star Wars locations, in addition to familiar gear, weapons, and enemies. Be sure to check out our immediate reaction to Jedi: Fallen Order from the Star Wars Celebration showfloor.
He’s hiding out there, but forced to go on the run after his Force powers are exposed. A story trailer, viewable above, showed off a bit of Cal’s journey, his efforts to keep a low profile, and what happens when his powers are discovered. The trailer also confirmed Cal will, at some point, have a blue lightsaber. The rest of Jedi: Fallen Order’s official story description, per EA’s official release, reads: “Along the way, Cal will make new friends, like his mysterious companion Cere, as well as run into some familiar faces, all while being accompanied by his faithful droid BD-1. Cal’s flight from the Empire is made even more dangerous as he is being pursued by the Second Sister, one of the Empire’s elite Inquisitors, who seeks to hunt Cal down and extinguish this surviving Jedi. Assisting the Second Sister are the terrifying Purge Troopers, special Imperial forces trained to seek out Jedi and aid the Inquisitors in their dastardly work.” Check out our full Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order character breakdown for more. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Details As the title suggests, Jedi:Fallen Order will put an emphasis on the Jedi, and particularly lightsaber combat. EA and Respawn say “Players will use their Jedi training to create different melee combinations with an innovative lightsaber combat system and Force abilities.” Jedi: Fallen Order will also feature some platforming abilities for traversal, as players will need to “overcome opponents and solve puzzles in their path.”