One of the most anticipated games of this year is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which was showcased for the first time at E3, however the response it got was mixed because of how bland the game seemed. That wasn’t the case though as media persons who saw the extended demo said that there’s way more depth to the game and we finally get to see it in the Extended Gameplay Demo.
This gameplay demo is the same as the one that was shown to the media during E3 and does a better job showcasing all the various aspects of the game from the Metroid-like exploration to how it has been inspired by the Soulsborne games and Sekiro with their combat gameplay elements.
The first 10 minutes of the extended cut showcase so much of the game, like a look at combat with a Spider, using an AT-AT and how you’ll have to gain upgrades to open up new exploration paths. Further into the video, we get a look at the “bonfire checkpoint” system which restores our health and acts as a place to upgrade our skills as Cal meditates.
There’s a lot more depth to the game than meets the eye and hopefully at PAX and/or Gamescom we see more of this game and what it has to offer. The extended gameplay did give us a better look at the non-linearity of the planets and exploration and combat which has left us with a better impression than the first one.
Game Director, Stig Asmussen also realized that the E3 trailer didn’t showcase much and had a lot to say about the game which you can read about by clicking the link below.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s first gameplay was shown at E3 this year which left people with mixed feelings. Part of this was due to the lack of dismemberment and how weak the Lightsaber looked. Now we know why Respawn took that route.
According to Ryan McCaffrey of IGN who spoke to the Lead Designer of the game, the reason for no dismemberment seems to be because the decision was made by LucasFilm/The Lucas Brand themselves.
However, this decision is solely for Human-like enemies as there will be dismemberment for Droids and the other insect/animal creatures like the Spiders that was shown in the gameplay demo.
When the Lead Designer Brandon Kelch was discussing Dismemberment he said, “we kind of used the films as reference, and working with Disney, it’s like, you know, it’s used as powerful moments, and like kind of critical things. So, we’ll use it in a similar way.”
This can lead us to believe that Human Dismemberment will be tied to important story moments when either a side character or a villain gets cut open by a Lightsaber.
With this information, we now know that it wasn’t Respawn’s decision to leave out one of the most iconic things in Star Wars which is how powerful a Lightsaber is and how dangerous it really is. This isn’t the first time that dismemberment hasn’t been featured in a Star Wars game though.
The original Battlefront games, The KOTOR games, and the first Force Unleased lacked dismemberment by Lightsaber in the game while the Jedi Academy and Jedi Outcast games on console had it by default but had to be activated using Cheats on PC.
Who knows, maybe modders can add human dismemberment to the game for the pleasure of the players of the game. That way one of the most common issues people have with the game can be fixed and since the game seems to be really interesting, it will help players with immersion.
During a panel at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, Respawn Entertainment, a studio of Electronic Arts, announced that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a new third-person action adventure game, will launch on November 15, 2019 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via Origin.
The game will feature an authentic story set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, when the Jedi have fallen. Fans will play as a young Padawan named Cal Kestis, brought to life by Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Gotham), who has survived Order 66, the Emperor’s secret decree to eliminate all Jedi. Players must pick up the pieces of Cal’s shattered past to complete his training and master the art of the iconic lightsaber – all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.
“Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period,” said Stig Asmussen, Game Director, Respawn Entertainment. “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.”
“When Respawn approached us with the idea for this game, we were immediately supportive. A single player, story-driven title in the Star Wars universe was exactly what we were looking for, and we know the fans have been eager for one, as well,” said Steve Blank, Director, Franchise Content & Strategy, Lucasfilm Story Group. “Focusing on Cal stepping back into the shoes of a Jedi post Order 66 opens up a lot of gameplay opportunities and rich story threads to develop for this new character and his backstory.”
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.
Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Respawn Entertainment will share the first look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at Star Wars Celebration Chicago on April 13 at 1:30 p.m. CDT, the companies announced. The event will be live streamed on Twitch.
Join the head of Respawn Entertainment, Vince Zampella, and Game Director, Stig Asmussen, along with many special guests, to be the first to learn about this holiday’s highly anticipated action adventure game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Hear how Respawn and Lucasfilm collaborated on this original Star Wars story, following a young Padawan’s journey in the Dark Times following Order 66. And of course, we’ll have a few surprises in store.
Respawn Entertainment has been in the limelight with Apex Legends but let’s not forget about their highly anticipated title, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which is going to be shown at Star Wars Celebration on April 13th as confirmed by a tweet by EA Star War’s twitter account.
Earlier last year, the game got leaked by a user on Reddit who claimed to have been at a Star Wars-focused marketing presentation which showcased the game among other Star Wars media and stated that the game would release in November 2019.
Considering that release date, the game being showcased in April makes sense since the marketing campaign will last for about 6 months with maybe a big reveal at around E3 2019.
The release date being November is being taken seriously because the information about the Star Wars film and Mandolorian TV Show were verified by a website dedicated to Star Wars news and leaks so everyone has been taking these leaks very seriously.
At Star Wars Celebration, we can expect to see a bit about the story and maybe a little bit of in-game engine footage which will set up the game and also showcase the visuals of the game. This could very well confirm the leaks about the game.
The developer of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Respawn, has recently struck gold with Apex Legend and went on record to say that EA did not have any input in the development of the game which leads us to believe is the main reason for the game’s success. Besides the amazing gameplay of course.
Considering the fact that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is going to be a Singleplayer game only, we can hope that the game is free from microtransactions and does not have any “progress boosters” or even cosmetics locked behind a paywall. But since it is a Star Wars game, that too a singleplayer one, EA knows people are going to buy it so they might find a way to sneak in microtransaction.
Titanfall 1 and 2 had good singleplayer campaigns and the ability to wall-run, double jump and move about quickly could be something that can translate very well into a Star Wars game where you play as a Jedi.
Our hopes are high but only time will tell what this game has to offer. Are you excited about the game? Let us know your thoughts on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and whether or not it will turn out to be a good game.
Electronic Arts has announced their preliminary financial results for the third fiscal quarter that ended on 31st December 2018 and with it came a statement from the COO and CFO.
Blake Jorgensen, COO and CFO of Electronic Arts said, ” FIFA stands out as a robust franchise through a tumultuous year in the video game industry. Elsewhere in the business, we’re making adjustments to improve execution and we’re refocusing R&D. Looking forward, we’re delighted to launch Anthem, our new IP, to grow Apex Legends and related Titanfall experiences, to deliver new Plants vs. Zombies and Need for Speed titles, and to add Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to our sports titles in the fall.”
The biggest relief from this statement is that Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is on track for a Fall 2019 release as previously known. After the announcement and launch of Apex Legends, some were skeptical about their Star Wars title but thankfully it seems to be coming along well.
Other than that, fans of the Need for Speed series will be happy to know that EA has not forgotten one of their most well-known IP. They plan on delivering a new Need for Speed title soon but whether or not it will appease the long time fans will be a big question.
They’re also working on a new Plants vs Zombies game which according to CEO Andrew Wilson is part of the shooter series which means its another Garden Warfare title. A new Titanfall game might also be in the works since he specifically mentioned ” Related Titanfall experiences”.
While FIFA is their biggest game, I’m glad to see that they’re not forgetting the Titanfall and Plants vs Zombie series. Both of those series have had games that are extremely fun to play and I’m to be getting more.
If you’d like to check out Electronic Arts’ preliminary financial result, click here.
The Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game by Respawn Entertainment has been in the works for quite some time at EA and we may now finally have information about it.
According to a user on Reddit who leaked a ton of information about all things Star Wars in 2019, the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game is slated for a November 2019 release. The game is said to take place 5 years after Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith after the fall of the Jedi.
The main character is named Cal who is a Padawan who survived Order 66. His mentor is a woman named Ceres and they will interact with characters from the comic books. There were also mentions of the 2nd Sister and the 9th Sister. The sisters are probably part of the Order of Inquisitors who are Force Sensitive agents sent to hunt down the remaining surviving Jedi. How this story ties in with Star Wars lore including Rebels which had not one but 2 Jedis will be interesting since there are very few known Jedi.
The user who has leaked this info is also a reliable leaker when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. MakingStarWars has also verified this leak so it seems like this could be a very, very genuine leak. Who knows, maybe we’ll even see something about it at TGA if we’re lucky.
If you’d like to read the full thread, which has quite a few general spoilers for Star Wars Episode 9 and information about the other upcoming Star Wars projects, check the links below. Thanks to /u/Xyzsvtabc for the information.