Respawn and EA have finally revealed more footage and details for their upcoming title, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Check out the newest massive batch of gmaeplay footage for the upcoming Star Wars title down below. This is actually the full uncut version of the 15 minute footage segment from E3 2019, so it offers a ton of insight into the game and how it will play. In short, it’s a story-driven experience that blends an action game feel with the plucky swashbuckling style of the original films. In other words, it might just be the best Star Wars action game ever made.
The opening sequence shows a group of Imperial AT-ATs battling their way across a swampy world under attack from what look to be Rebellion forces. It’s basically yelling comparisons to Shadow of the Colossus at the viewer, which I’m A-OK with. This shows off the more action-heavy focus of the game, a focus which draws heavy inspiration from legendary gaming franchises like Metroid. And this comparison isn’t something that’s being made by accident, game director Stig Asmussen said as much in a public announcement released today:
We spent months going back and forth discussing the best strategy to release this content, and ultimately decided for the first-look, it was critical to present a focused 15 minutes of raw, in-game footage highlighting lightsaber gameplay that speaks to the Jedi fantasy in an empowering way. But it should not be mistaken that our combat is overpowered or easy. I promise there is considerable challenge and depth to be found within our combat system. The same can be said about our approach to level design, which is crafted in a non-linear way with heavy influences from games like Metroid, Castlevania, and the Souls series. The game will feature several planets that the player can elect to travel to via starship. On these worlds unique abilities and upgrades can be found that open up new paths across other planets, making retraversal an essential part of the gameplay experience. This is a lot to describe in 15 minutes of gameplay. Getting hands on the full 25 minute experience is best to completely understand it.
During the EA Play event at E3 2019 Electronic Arts revealed a big chunk of gameplay footage Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This release was later joined by an extended cut that was shown privately to press at E3. And while it’s clearly a little rough around the edges in terms of visual and gameplay, it’s a promising early preview of the game.
The game will feature several planets that the player can journey to at their leisure as they progress through the story. This is of course a big part of the gameplay experience in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Players will need to travel to these worlds to unlock new unique abilities and upgrades as they play. The game is powered by Unreal Engine 4, so gamers can expect plenty of beautifully realized landscapes, cities and other locales as they journey across the galaxy.
One downside is that the game will not have any planned DLCs, and will be solely focused on a single-player experience. So players expecting more than this are likely to be disappointed.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will release on November 15th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.