The new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer debuted as part of the build up to the Triple Force Friday Global Reveal, highlighting a brand new look at developer Respawn's upcoming game. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the first new Star Wars title to generate this amount of anticipation in quite some time, in part because it is shedding the recent multiplayer direction of many games in favor of a story-focused campaign that will feature all-new characters and gorgeous graphics.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order made waves at E3 2019 when the game revealed a lengthy trailer showcasing how it played, featuring combat, stealth portions, and cinematics that all accurately captured the sort of charm and tone that the franchise has made famous. Comparisons made by developers, like the one that states Jedi Fallen Order combat is similar to Sekiro, have only made fans even more optimistic about a game that looks set to break the curse the video game license has had in recent years. Many fans hold a grudge against EA for the way the license has been treated, with several citing Star Wars Battlefront 2 as a game that not only hurt the image of Star Wars video games, but also the industry's business model altogether, and it's been tough bouncing back. Developer Respawn, hot off Apex Legends and renowned for making combat smooth, is exactly the studio that can turn things around, however.
In the new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer that aired today as part of the lead up to Triple Force Friday, fans were treated to a look at what Cal's journey is about, featuring his joining an attempt to take down the Empire. The trailer also showcased some incredible-looking boss fights, more dramatic cinematics, and a climatic showdown with the main villain of the games.
It's certainly new information to go on, and it will help push fan anticipation to new heights as they prepare for the game's November 15 release date. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is tagged to be one of the biggest holiday sellers for 2019, and marketing for the game certainly knows it. Respawn CEO Vince Zampella has already committed to a game that will not have any microtransactions or loot boxes, and that kind of positive association will work wonders for the title - especially because so many expect those predatory practices from an EA-published game.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has the potential to completely turn around the video game license, and from the looks of the new trailer - which leaned heavily into what the story is going to look like - that's a distinct possibility heading into the end of 2019. With a release date just over a month away, expect plenty more news to come for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in the near future.
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