The upcoming third-person action-adventure game will center around Jedi Padawan Cal Kestis (voiced by Shameless and Gotham actor Cameron Monaghan), one of the last surviving members of the Jedi Order after the purge of Order 66, who is now on the run. The events of Fallen Order take place shortly after Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.
During the Star Wars Celebration event, game director Stig Asmussen stated, “It’s an action-melee game. You play as a Jedi on the run, in training, with a lightsaber and Force powers. We made sure the combat is easy to pick up, but if you put the time in you can master it. It has a lot of depth. We call the combat in the game thoughtful combat. What that means is you really have to size up your enemies, and identify and exploit their weaknesses with all the powers that you have.”
As per EA’s official release:
“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. 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.”
Interested fans can look for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order to arrive November 15 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
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