The galaxy wide premiere of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was recently announced for Star Wars Celebration. Here’s what we can expect to see.
This year’s Star Wars Celebration is expected to deliver fans a plethora of news related to the franchise’s upcoming movies, television shows, comics, and of course, the video games, particularly Respawn Entertainment’s hotly anticipated Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Star Wars Celebration is running this year from April 11-15 in Chicago, IL, and according to the official schedule for the event, a panel for the upcoming game is scheduled for Saturday, April 13th from 1:30-2:30 CT.
Along with the date and time for the panel, the schedule also offers a description for the event, stating the following:
"“Join the head of Respawn Entertainment, Vince Zampella, and Game Director, Stig Asmussen, along with many special guests, to be the first to learn about this holiday’s highly anticipated action adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Hear how Respawn and Lucasfilm collaborated on this original Star Wars story, following a young Padawan’s journey in the Dark Times following Order 66. And of course, we’ll have a few surprises in store.”"
To this point, not much else is known about what the upcoming game will entail, but here’s what has been revealed so far.
Firstly, while the most recent Star Wars video games released by Electronic Arts have been multiplayer focused, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is said to be a single-player action adventure campaign, in the vein of the The Force Unleashed franchise, in which the character’s weapons consisted of a lightsaber, as well as several force abilities.
According to EA.com, the game is currently slated to be released “Holiday 2019”, and the former God of War 3 director, Stig Asmussen, is heading the team developing the game. It was also recently confirmed that Chris Avellone, the writer of Fallout New Vegas and Knights of the Old Republic II, would be returning to the Star Wars franchise to write the story for Jedi: Fallen Order.
Not much else has been revealed about the upcoming game’s story, but according to some credible Reddit leaks, the story of the game will take place about five years after the Jedi Purge in Revenge of the Sith and will follow the adventures of a former Padawan named Cal, who survived the efforts to kill the remaining Jedi. The leaks also stated that the Inquisitors and the Nightsisters will also make appearances in the game.
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Also, while this has not been confirmed and is merely my own speculation, I think that given the time period this game is set to take place in, its probable that Darth Vader will make an appearance as an antagonist. During this era, Vader was tasked with hunting down the remaining Jedi, so it would make sense for our hero to cross paths with him at some point.
With what little information we have to this point learned about the game, it appears as though it has potential to be something special, and would be a refreshing change of pace from EA’s last release, Battlefront II, which was a mainly multiplayer game which was ruined by in-game micro-transactions.
At the panel on April 13th, Star Wars fans will likely be getting more details on what the story mode will entail, as well as either a teaser trailer or possibly some beta game-play to showcase what we can expect from it.
As an avid gamer myself, while I do enjoy playing online multiplayer with my friends, I also love a good, single-player action adventure game, which I something we have yet to get while under the Disney banner.
However, under the direction of the creator of God of War III and being penned by the writer of Fallout New Vegas, two very highly praised single-player games, I’m hopeful that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will live up to expectations, and will hopefully begin a trend of more quality, single-player games to be release going forward.
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