Today, at EA Play 2019, we got the first ever look at EA’s highly anticipated upcoming Star Wars game—Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The head of Respawn Entertainment, Vince Samella and the director of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Stig Asmussen took to the stage at s special event to show 15 minutes of uncut gameplay.
A brand-new Star Wars adventure
As quick recap, Fallen Order is a single player action-adventure game. It is set post Order 66 after the events in Episode 3. Gameplay footage shown took place about 3 hours into the game. The game’s protagonist Cal Kestis is on his way to becoming a Jedi but is not quite there yet. He is on a mission to restart the Jedi Order and his travels take him to Kashyyk, a Wookiee planet.
The Wookiees have been enslaved as the Empire ravages the planet harvesting all its resources to build up the Imperial war machine. Cal stumbles upon an Imperial sap refinery, which the Empire refines into a powerful computer. Moreover, these refineries double as prison camps. He sets out to free the Wookiees in order to get their help to stop the Empire. With the help of your trusty new droid, BD-1, you set out to do so.
A mix of exploration, adventure and combat
Right away, gameplay impressed as Cal used his lightsaber to illuminate a path and the force to break open a steel door. Upon encountering Storm Troopers, his trusty lightsaber was used to block and then deflect enemy fire. And, by using the force to slow down time, Cal threw his lightsaber at a Storm Trooper to take them out.
Additionally, the Force can be used to double jump and also to grab your opponent from across the screen, or use it to repel enemies away. And, skill points are earned, which are used to expand your force abilities. Enemies are varied and the game includes traditional Storm Troopers, Scout Troopers who are equipped with a charged weapon, Flame Troopers, and newly created Purge Troopers who hunt Jedi.
Moreover, we learned that BD-1 is more than just a friend. He can hack doors, scan new environments, illuminate dark corners, act as a meter for Cal’s health and even help in battle. BD-1 is genuinely an important part of Star War Jedi: Fallen Order’s gameplay.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen order doesn’t disappoint
Today was just a small sample of the game and from what was shown, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order looks like it won’t disappoint. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launches November, 15 2019. More details about this game will be reveled tomorrow at the Xbox E3 Briefing 2019. I’ll be there to report on it and give you the full scoop.
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