While half the internet is getting ready to return to Westeros for the final season of Game of Thrones, the other half are donning their Jedi robes and practising their cryptic sayings after games publisher EA announced a new Star Wars game will be coming later this year.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is being developed by Respawn Entertainment and will release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One November 15.
It will be a single-player only, third-person view game and according to EA, is set just after the events of the Revenge of The Sith film, when the Jedi Order has collapsed.
“Fans will play as a young Padawan named Cal Kestis, brought to life by (actor) Cameron Monaghan (known for appearing in TV shows Shameless and Gotham), who has survived Order 66, the Emperor’s secret decree to eliminate all Jedi,” the announcement said.
“Players must pick up the pieces of Cal’s shattered past to complete his training and master the art of the iconic lightsabre — all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.”
EA have said lightsabre combat will feature strongly in the new game, which “has been designed with gameplay as a top priority in order to deliver the kind of intense Star Wars lightsabre battles that are seen in the films”.
“Players will use their Jedi training to create different melee combinations with an innovative lightsabre combat system and Force abilities,” the publisher said.
It wouldn’t be a Star Wars game without iconic locations, equipment, weapons and foes, and EA have promised all those things will be present, along with “a roster of fresh characters, locations, creatures, droids and adversaries new to Star Wars”.
The publisher has also taken the unusual step of publicly announcing the game will not feature any micro-transactions or lootboxes; likely in response to the hammering it received from fans over those features in its previous Star Wars game, Battlefront II.
Ultimately, if you’re a Star Wars fan who has been craving a single-player experience like some of the classic adventures, it looks like you’ll be able to return to that galaxy far, far away when Fallen Order releases on November 15.
Source: Royce Wilson