Today, developer Respawn Entertainment unveiled Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order box art, and it appears to take its cues from iconic Star Wars aesthetics that have colored the series for decades. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has what feels like the weight of a far away galaxy on its shoulders, as it remains one of the most hotly-anticipated titles and a game that many feel will either make or break publisher EA's use of the Star Wars license.
EA's past Star Wars endeavors have been hit-or-miss, as a generous description of the abysmal state of the publisher's usage of one of the hottest properties in the entire world. Star Wars Battlefront 2 was a complete disaster that ended up influencing the industry in an unexpected way, as its predatory microtransactions kickstarted the discussion that has now culminated in lawmakers attempting to ban the practice in various countries. The reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was a breath of fresh air for the franchise as a video game medium, and the quality of Respawn Entertainment's last game—the now-struggling but still brilliantly designed Apex Legends—has given fans hope for a meaningful contribution to a license that previously housed such greats as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
The new art revealed by Respawn Entertainment offers several hints at what fans can expect out of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. At the center of the image is Cal Kestis, the protagonist of the game. Above him is a dual-blade wielding antagonist known as the Second Sister, an inquisitor. The image also reveals a new model of AT-AT, classic Star Wars vehicles, some armor designs for antagonists, and presumably, a few of the game's supporting cast on the left of Cal.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be a key element of EA Play this coming week during E3 2019's festivities, so any of the characters featured here that fans know nothing about will likely have details shared soon. Currently, what fans know is that the game will feature a Jedi on the run after escaping the Jedi purge, working through a galaxy under Imperial rule while trying to reestablish the fallen Order. The game will prioritize Force usage that offers multiple gameplay paths and allows players to get creative, although demonstrations of that are still forthcoming.
Overall, the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order box art shows off the same polish we've seen from earlier examples of the game. That's exciting, but until meatier gameplay and descriptions are shown, it's still exactly the kind of promise that has been made by EA and its use of the license before. Cautious optimism is the order of the day, Star Wars fans.