SALT LAKE CITY — A new “Star Wars” video game is on the way, and it’ll bring some epic lightsaber battles right into your home.
- EA and Respawn announced over the weekend that the new game “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” will drop Nov. 15 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
- The title drops about a month before “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the ninth film in the “Star Wars” franchise, hits theaters.
Details: The game will take place after “Revenge of the Sith” but before “A New Hope.” The game will have a single-player focus with a story-driven plot. Heavy focus will be on lightsaber battles and using the Force.
Footage: See the footage of the new game below.
The story: According to The Verge, “Fallen Order” will have a main character named Cal Kestis, who is a Padawan learner who has survived the Jedi Purge. Cal will be on a planet called Bracca, which is new to the “Star Wars” franchise and one of several new planets introduced in the game. Cal will be on the run from the Empire and a villain named Second Sister, who wants to kill Cal and any remaining Jedi.
Read the entire press statement from EA and Respawn on the game below.Comment on this story
- "Players will meet Cal on Bracca, a brand-new Star Wars planet and one of several new locations introduced in the game. Cal is hiding from the Empire in plain sight but is forced to go on the run when he exposes his Force powers. Along the way, Cal will make new friends, like his mysterious companion Cere, as well as run into some familiar faces, all while being accompanied by his faithful droid BD-1. Cal’s flight from the Empire is made even more dangerous as he is being pursued by the Second Sister, one of the Empire’s elite Inquisitors, who seeks to hunt Cal down and extinguish this surviving Jedi. Assisting the Second Sister are the terrifying Purge Troopers, special Imperial forces trained to seek out Jedi and aid the Inquisitors in their dastardly work.
- "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is designed with gameplay as a top priority in order to deliver the kind of intense Star Wars lightsaber battles that are seen in the films. Brought to life by Respawn, a studio known for high-quality games that are both visually beautiful and technically masterful, players will use their Jedi training to create different melee combinations with an innovative lightsaber combat system and Force abilities. Players will also use traversal and other platforming abilities to strategically overcome opponents and solve puzzles in their path across this galaxy-spanning adventure. Star Wars fans will recognize iconic locations, weapons, gear, and enemies, while also meeting a roster of fresh characters, locations, creatures, droids and adversaries new to Star Wars."
Bigger picture: According to Forbes, both EA and Respawn made it clear the game will be driven by a single-player mode and will have no multiplayer function. More importantly, the game won’t have any microtransactions, which was a big controversy over EA’s last “Star Wars” game, “Battlefront II.”