Fans of The Force have a lot to be excited about.
Just a day after the release of the Episode IX trailer, and following Disney’s announcement of their new streaming service – Disney+, Respawn Entertainment is set to embark on yet another journey into the Star Wars universe.
The new title, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, was officially announced on Saturday during a panel discussion at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.
The single player story that follows the journey of a young Padawan named Cal Kestis, is bringing some serious star power to gaming consoles as Shameless and Gotham alumnus Cameron Monaghan will take on the starring role.
Monaghan joined the panel on Saturday during the big reveal.
The opening of the trailer, which you’ll need to remind yourself several times is a video game and not a movie, shows the young Padawan on the run and sharing the three rules to survival in this new world: “Don’t stand out. Accept the past. Trust no one.”
The game is set immediately following the fallout that took place during Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith
While they say some familiar faces from the galaxy will make appearances, you can assume that Jar Jar Binks won’t be providing any comic relief.
Stig Asmussen, a game director at Respawn, said the studio really wanted to dive deeper into the dark side of things.
“Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period,” adding the game will have a focus on combat, lightsaber and Force powers.
Respawn is known for serious gaming with mega hits such as Titanfall and Apex Legends already under their belt.
The new game is a shift from previous titles such as Star Wars Battlefront II, which faced massive fan blowback for its character progression and pay-to-win mechanics. Electronic Arts, the studio behind the franchise, eventually disabled in-game purchases and released several updates to regain players.
Now… this is the info you’ve been looking for:
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order will be available November 15, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.