Respawn’s long-awaited single-player Star Wars game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has finally been revealed at Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago. Several members of the development team, including Respawn CEO Vince Zampella and Game Director Stig Asmussen, took to the stage to divulge story details behind the game, introduce the characters and show off a story trailer, before confirming the release date of November 15th 2019.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order centres around the new character Cal Kestis, as performed by Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless), a young Padawan attempting to escape from the clutches of the full-strength Empire, hunting down Jedi following the enactment of Order 66. Monaghan spoke of his character as good-hearted who, despite his traumatic past, maintains a “quiet optimism” as he sets upon the game’s adventure.
Cal, having lived in secrecy, is forced on the run after his true identity is revealed. He must flee the clutches of new enemies, the Purge Troopers, who are specially trained in combat against Jedi. Posing a bigger threat, however, is the Inquisitor, Second Sister, is a familiar enemy to fans of Star Wars Rebel. Set between Episodes III and IV, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order very much exists within the world of Star Wars, with these new enemies having already made sneaky appearances in the current run of Marvel Darth Vader comics.
The “Jedi fantasy story game” is, as Game Director, Stig Asmussen describes, is an “action melee” game. Cal must adapt to survive, learning the ways of the force. Upgrade systems to his lightsaber and force powers, as well as his droid accomplice, BD1, were all teased. The game also features parkour, seemingly quite reminiscent of that included in Respawn’s Titanfall games, that is said to help battle enemies and solve puzzles.
Respawn CEO, Vince Zampella, reiterated that this is a single-player, narrative-driven game featuring no multiplayer and no microtransactions, much to the excitement the audience at the Celebration Stage. Like the rest of the panellists, he was clearly excited about their upcoming release, Asmussen adding he was “super confident we are onto something.”
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC November 15th, 2019.