EA Play 2019 kicked off this morning with the official gameplay reveal for Respawn Entertainment’s newest single player action adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Greg Miller was joined by Respawn CEO Vince Zampella and Game Director Stig Asmussen to talk a little more about the game and show off fifteen minutes of unedited gameplay from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
We already know the story of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order takes place after Revenge of the Sith. The hero of this story is Cal Ketsis, played by Cameron Monaghan, a Jedi Padawan turned fugitive who managed to survive the events of the infamous Order 66. On the run from the Empire, Cal must hide in plain sight until an incident forces him to expose his true identity. Now, he is hunted by an Imperial Inquisitor, the Second Sister. Aided by a former Jedi Knight and his fearless droid companion BD-1, Cal must fight for survival while exploring the mysteries of an extinct civilization in hopes of rebuilding the Jedi Order.
According to Asmussen, the gameplay shown takes place about 3 hours into the story. Cal joins Saw Gerrera on a mission to Kashyyyk to help save the Wookiees who have been enslaved by the Empire while they drain the planet’s resources to fuel the imperial war machine. By this point in the game, Cal has continued to develop his powers and is no longer considered to be a Jedi Padawan. The new droid BD-1 is an explorer droid and an excellent companion for Cal on his journey. He can hack doors, computer systems, and scan the environment around you to discover new lore. BD-1 can also provide stim packs on command in a limited supply to bolster health.
My first impression of the gameplay is that Respawn really wants the combat in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to feel organic and practical. The movement looks to have a classic Respawn feel and the additions of wall running and Force flip (double jump) are a welcome sight. The combat is all free form and should make it a bit easier to learn while allowing for plenty of variation in play style for more skilled players. As Stig likes to call it, the “thoughtful combat” allows players to use their lightsaber to block, parry, and deflect. Standard push and pull elements of Force wielding are present along with a cool new ability allowing you to slow and manipulate the scenario or environment around you.
Check out the gameplay reveal from EA Play below:
What are your thoughts on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order after seeing the gameplay reveal? I cannot wait to jump into this new Star Wars story for myself later this year. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order releases November 15th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
And here’s the full new trailer of the game: