Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Gameplay Details: Lighstabers, Force Powers, And More

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Now Playing: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Release Date and Trailer Details - GS News Update

Star Wars Celebration is underway and developer Respawn Entertainment pulled the curtain back on Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, a new game based on the beloved sci-fi franchise. While the studio is known for first-person shooters such as Titanfall and Apex Legends, Jedi Fallen Order takes the studio into a new genre: third person action. At the Jedi Fallen Order panel, Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella and game director Stig Asmussen revealed more about how the game will play.

Asmussen previously created games at Sony Santa Monica and, most notably, directed God of War 3. He's bringing that action game pedigree to Jedi Fallen Order, with which Respawn aims to deliver the kind of intense lightsaber battles that fans of Star Wars watched play out on movie screens over the course of the series' long and storied history. He described the gameplay as "thoughtful combat" and emphasized that it's not a button-masher.

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Melee combat will be a big focus of the game, but the main character of Jedi Fallen Order is a Padawan named Cal Kestis; he's Force sensitive and thus capable of utilizing Jedi training to mix lightsaber combos with Force abilities. In addition to combat, players will be able to use traversal and platforming abilities to outmaneuver their opponents, as well as solve puzzles as they journey across the galaxy.

One of the interesting things mentioned during the panel is Cal's lightsaber will grow and evolve over the course of the game, as it is a reflection of him. Although further details weren't provided on this, it could be that the weapon is customizable in some form.

Jedi Fallen Order follows Kestis as he attempts to complete his Jedi training, which was cut short when the Emperor enacted Order 66 and branded the Jedi traitors, to be wiped from existence. Its set during the Dark Times, when the universe was smothered by evil and thrown into chaos. This period, according to Asmussen, serves both the story and the gameplay well. "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,” he said.

You can learn more about Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order's story here. Kestis, meanwhile, may look familiar to some, and you can find out why that is here. Respawn has confirmed Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order's release date as November 15, and it will be available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The next entry in the movie series, Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, and you can watch the trailer to get a taster of the final chapter in the Skywalker saga. There's also an unexpected villain reveal at the end that you don't want to miss. Check out our Star Wars Celebration hub to stay up-to-date with all the news and fresh reveals from Celebration as they happen.

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sdzald

"Cal's lightsaber will grow and evolve over the course of the game"

Ahhhhhhh the ultimate phallic symbol. The men will beat their chests and the ladies will bat their eye lashes :)

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MisterTech

I hope this sells so EA can eat thier words about singleplayer games

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Dragon_Nexus

@mistertech: This presupposes that single player games selling well needs to be proven. It doesn't. It needs to be *disproven*.

Games like Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild, God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Last of Us, Devil May Cry 5, Resident Evil 2 and so on have already shown there's a market for well made, engaging and fun single player, story driven games out there.

Publishers have instead *decided* they dont't sell based on absolutely nothing and have gone ahead trying to please their shareholders with exponential, unsustainable growth with Live Service games.

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MisterTech

@Dragon_Nexus: I'm talking in specifically for EA. I dont trust this slimey company. Unfortunately they are responsible for some of my favorite franchises. All those games you mentioned are gems... but these scumbags shutting down studios and putting people out because they are so disconnected is crazy

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m4a5

@mistertech: The problem is that this game will never sell well enough to out profit a competent "live service" game......

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MisterTech

@m4a5: true.. but maybe just enough to turn heads

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mattsaroni24

White male in his 20s huh?

Ok.

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MisterTech

@mattsaroni24: helpful

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m4a5

HAHAHAHA Looking at the "lightsaber in front of the face" picture, you can see the several planes used to give the effect.

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Dragon_Nexus

@m4a5: That would make sense for gameplay but why the hell did they do that for CG?

Yeesh.

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m4a5

@Dragon_Nexus: The problem is that the screenshot is poorly timed (and I don't know why GS chose to keep it). You won't see it in the trailer...

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Mogororo

The Nintendo Switch community wants to see Apex Legends come to this console! Season one of Apex Legends already impacted/influenced the long running Fortnite for ideas to spice up the game play and advance communications between players. We’re not asking for much. We’re only asking for the best!

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shadowwarrior4

@mogororo: what does of that have to do with star wars