After months of waiting, Respawn Entertainment has finally given us a first look at its upcoming single-player Star Wars game Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.
The game is set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and puts players in control of a young Padawan named Cal Kestis, who will be played by Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless). Cal survived the Emperor’s Order 66 and has been hiding his powers while working for the Empire, but is forced to go on the run after being exposed.
While on the run, Cal will by accompanied by his faithful droid BD-1 and make new friends, including the mysterious Cere and “some familiar faces.” He will also have to avoid the Second Sister, one of the Empire’s elite Inquisitors, and the new Purge Troopers, special Imperial forces trained to seek out Jedi and aid the Inquisitors.
“Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period,” Stig Asmussen, Game Director at Respawn Entertainment, said. “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.”
“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,” Steve Blank, Director of Franchise Content & Strategy at Lucasfilm Story Group, added. “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.”
As previously confirmed by EA, Jedi: Fallen Order will be a single-player game with no microtransactions.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launches November 15th, 2019 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.