“Execute Order 66!”

Respawn Entertainment and EA are behind the next instalment in the Star Wars video game franchise, this time with their upcoming third-person action adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Fallen Order follows Cal Kestis, voiced and modelled by Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham), “a surviving Padawan in a post-Order 66 galaxy where the Jedi are considered traitors.”

Fallen Order is also being helmed by God of War III director Stig Asmussen, who stated: “Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period… The team at Lucasfilm have been amazing collaborators, helping us explore and further develop this part of the timeline where the Empire is at the height of its power and any remaining Jedi are in hiding. Within this narrative, we’ve crafted a game with intense, yet thoughtful and fun melee combat using the lightsaber and Force powers, allowing anyone to fulfill their Jedi fantasy.”

The game will reportedly be entirely single player based, with no multiplayer or microtransactions. The decision to not include microtransactions is an odd but welcome change from the standard EA formula, as previous Star Wars Battlefront games have been under scrutiny due to this.

The focus on an entirely singleplayer based story may also have fans excited the most. As it has been a while since a Star Wars game has featured an enjoyable, lengthy story mode of the calibre of the Knights of the Old Republic series from the early 2000s. May may be hoping that the success of this game may pique EA’s interest in more story-driven content or possibly remasters or sequels to older Star Wars titles, especially after the cancellation of the much anticipated Star Wars 1313 earlier in the decade.

A trailer was also released recently for the latest instalment in the movie franchise, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is set for a November 15th 2019 release date on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

By Jimmy Ioannou

Images provided by Star Wars/Youtube

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