Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gets first story trailer, release date announced

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gets first story trailer, release date announced

Platforms: Sony PlayStation 4 | Microsoft Xbox One | PC

Respawn's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order received its first story trailer today at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, along with a release date of November 15th 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The trailer doesn't feature gameplay, but everything in the trailer is being rendered in-game in Unreal Engine 4. Crucially, EA's much maligned Frostbite Engine is not being used for what is now EA's biggest release of 2019.

Take a look at the trailer below.

You play as a Jedi called Cal Kestis, played by Cameron Monaghan. Cal is a Jedi on the run, primarily from the Inquisitors who hunt Jedi following Order 66 in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Cal must complete his training before the Inquisitors discover his plan to rebuild the Jedi Order.

Cal is also getting his very own cute droid companion called BD-1.

BD-1 is unsurprisingly adorable.

Cal's lightsaber will be upgradable throughout the game, no information on what kind of upgrades would be available were given though.

"This is a Jedi fantasy story game. This is about being a Jedi", emphasised Vince Zampella, who seemed quite emotional to be revealing the game.

Zampella also spoke of the game's melee-based combat, saying "combat is key" and that combat is easy to pick up but with depth to master. Inside Respawn they call it "thoughtful combat".

Zampella once again reinforced that there is "no multiplayer, no microtransactions" during the panel. This is strictly a single-player, story based game.

Below is the full Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration, including the discussion about the game for your viewing pleasure, with Respawn developers and Cameron Monaghan. The Fallen Order panel begins around 2 hours and 40 minutes in.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15th 2019.

Now, can we see some pretty gameplay please?

Star Wars

Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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