Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the next Star Wars title to come from Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment. The title has been confirmed to be single player, narrative-focused action game without the inclusion of micro-transactions.
The game will be set just after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith after the infamous Order 66 has been executed. The game will follow the actions of a Jedi Padawan in hiding named Cal Kestis who managed to avoid execution and is hiding from the Empire in plain sight. Read our preview from E3 2019 to find out what we think so far.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date and platforms
Fallen Order will release on 15 November 2019 on PC and consoles.
You can pre-order the Standard or Deluxe edition on Origin right now, with the latter including some extra cosmetic DLC, behind the scenes features and content.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay
Your journey through the eyes of Cal will have you meet many different characters, both good and bad, across several worlds and locations from the Star Wars universe. You’ll eventually be hunted by the Inquisition and a particularly powerful Jedi hunter called the Second Sister. You’ll also encounter anti-Jedi stormtroopers called Purge Troopers, designed specifically to deal with force users.
The game will focus around lightsaber combat through a combat system that will include parrying and dodging attacks, while a host of force abilities will accompany this to provide the full Jedi experience. Platforming will also play a heavy role in the game, allowing players to use the environment to move around and create their own solutions to problems, in a style that looks very reminiscent of the Uncharted games.
According to Respawn, Cal’s lightsaber will also evolve and change over the course of the game, although details are pretty hazy around this. It’s would be an interesting spin to move with a Padawan as he explores his own connection to the force as you move through the game and we’re hoping that’s what we’re getting.
At EA Play 2019 - the company's annual pre-E3 event - the company unveiled 14 full minutes of gameplay from Fallen Order, so watch that right here for the best sense of what to expect. There's a mix of platforming, puzzle-solving, and lightsaber fights, along with a tease of the story and the appearance of a couple of familiar faces from Rogue One.
While that was exciting enough, the company published an extended version of the gameplay video on YouTube. The new video clocks in at just over 26 minutes, providing around 12 minutes of brand-new footage. You can see the gameplay clip in its entirety below:
Micro-transactions in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Thankfully, EA has confirmed that microtransactions won’t be a part of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
It’s a bit sad that this needs to be highlighted and noted, particularly for a single player game, but EA’s reputation for aggressively monetizing their games is well earned. Hopefully, we won’t be seeing any changes on this issue.