Following the titles gameplay reveal at E3 2019, EA Games have released extended gameplay footage of their upcoming Star Wars title.
EA have released extended footage of its Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order E3 demo. Stig Asmussen, the games Director, thanked the interested public for their “amazing and informative” response, in an open letter posted to EA’s site.
Asmussen took the opportunity to discuss some of the games greater influences. The likes of Metroid, Castlevania, and the Souls titles as examples of games looked to when discussing the games non-linear approach to level design.
The letter in full can be read here.
Asmussen signed off the letter with an extended cut of the E3 gameplay demo shown off during the EA Play livestream. The full 26-minute demo can be seen here:
What I find most interesting about this cut is just how open it feels in contrast to the 15-minute version originally shown off. While the obvious comparison appears to be the likes of Dark Souls when discussing the combat, the opening moments of Cal climbing a moving AT-AT bear more than a striking resemblance to Shadow of the Colossus.
A brief moment aboard your ship, following the initial meeting between Cal and Saw Gerrera, gives us a look at multiple (presumably) explorable planets, in addition to Kashyyyk. And, most importantly, BD-1 shows the map of Kashyyyk as having multiple, branching paths, rather the corridors the initial demo suggested the game may have.
Add-in options within conversations, and a storyline referencing Revenge of the Sith’s Wookiee General, Tarfful, and I’d be lying if I said wasn’t a bit more excited about the game than I was post-E3.
I’d, personally, like to get my hands on the game before its release, which I certainly hope to do in October, but I am more at ease at this stage.