Order 66 changed Star Wars forever. With it, the Jedi were (almost) wiped out -- starting in Episode III -- and the Clone Army became Sith-led stormtroopers of the Empire. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order takes gamers into the heart of the event, positioning players as a Jedi Padawan during the aftermath of the order's execution -- and now we know a lot more about it.
Before its panel at Star Wars Celebration, Titanfall and Apex Legends studio Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming game has been teased with some ominous imagery, showing off a damaged weapon and a reminder that standing out can sometimes be deadly:
Respawn Entertainment head Vince Zampella and Game Director Stig Asmussen discussed the game alongside David Collins, narrative leads, producers, and Lucasfilms representatives. Jedi Fallen Order producer Blair Brown previously confirmed that the game would have no microtransactions and would be a single-player, story-focused experience. Sounds like an action-y melee game, with a lightsaber and Force powers.
Confirming all that -- and so much more, like a little droid friend, BD-1, for the protagonist -- was the non-gameplay (but still rendered in-engine) footage the team debuted for fans.
Take a look:
That's Cal Kestis, he's played by Gotham's own Cameron Monaghan, and he's learning to not trust anyone and lay low ... until he shows his hand by reaching out and using the Force to save a friend. What follows is an Uncharted-esque run-and-gun-style game that looks to emphasize combat and story equally while you learn how to become a Jedi. Plenty of mo-cap went into the game, which will end up giving Cal a Clint Eastwood-esque vibe as he faces down a new inquisitor villain hunting down surviving Jedi. Cal will be aided by a ragtag group, like an ex-Jedi played by Debra Wilson, as they avoid a new kind of stormtrooper: the Purgetrooper.
The game itself is due to release Nov. 15.
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