Although Star Wars movie and TV news was prominent at Star Wars Celebration 2019, one of the most exciting reveals of the event was video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Developed by Titanfall studio Respawn Entertainment, Jedi: Fallen Order will be released on November 15, 2019.
Jedi: Fallen Order had Star Wars fans wondering about it since it was initially revealed in 2018. The topic of much discussion, particularly given the struggles of publisher EA to release Star Wars games worthy of the license and last year's loot box debacle surrounding Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Jedi: Fallen Order needs to be a hit to help alleviate doubts over EA's use of the property. Following Star Wars Celebration, at the very least the community knows a little more of what to expect.
Respawn Entertainment shared plenty of details about Jedi: Fallen Order as part of its panel. With that in mind, here's everything that was revealed as part of Star Wars Celebration.
The Story of Jedi: Fallen Order
The most exciting part of the reveal was Jedi: Fallen Order's inaugural story trailer, which confirmed an awful lot about where the game is set within the context of the wider Star Wars lore. Taking place after the events of Revenge of the Sith, but before A New Hope, Jedi: Fallen Order revolves around the fallout of Order 66. This action was the one that led to the near-destruction of the Jedi, as they were hunted down by the forces of the Emperor.
Enter Cal Kitsis. Cal is the playable character of Jedi: Fallen Order, and is a Jedi Padawan who escaped Order 66. Played by Cameron Monaghan of Gotham, Cal has been hiding his Force sensitivity for some time, but after being forced to reveal himself he must go on the run under pursuit from forces including Purge Troopers and the Second Sister of the Inquisitors – the group made infamous by the events of Star Wars Rebels.
Along the way, it looks like Cal is going to visit plenty of new places for Star Wars fans. Cal's journey will start on Bracca, which is one of many new locales that Respawn Entertainment is going to include within Jedi: Fallen Order. But if that footage of the Star Destroyers at the scrapyard in that trailer is anything to go by, there's going to be plenty that's familiar to Star Wars fans as well.
Cal does appear to have some help in his escape from the Inquisition. The Jedi Padawan will have a droid companion called BD-1, but also will have Cere for support, a former Jedi Knight played by Debra Wilson who will reportedly act as Cal's mentor. However, given how much the trailer warned players to "trust no-one," it might be worth keeping a close eye on those who come to Cal offering help.
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