Jedi: Fallen Order Trailer Reveals Release Date and a Young Padawan Who Survived Order 66April 14, 2019 Off By Justin
The game is set in the Dark Times which is after Revenge of the Sith. Most of the Jedi has been eliminated and those who survived are in hiding. The game follows the story of a young padawan named Cal Kesis played by Cameron Monaghan (also plays Joker in the show Gotham). The young Jedi is hiding in plain sight while trying to complete his training to master the Force and the lightstaber.
Players will meet Cal on Bracca, a brand-new Star Wars planet and one of several new locations introduced in the game. Cal is hiding from the Empire in plain sight but is forced to go on the run when he exposes his Force powers. 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.
“Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period, ” Stig Asmussen, who is a game director at Respawn, 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,” said in a statement by 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.”
The gameplay is a top priority said by developers. Players will have to use their Jedi training to use various melee attacks using the lightsaber combat system as well as their Force abilities.
The game is set to be released for PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 on November 15.