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It's been a long time coming, but we finally have more information on Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, the upcoming action game from Titanfall and Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment. The studio held a panel for the game at Star Wars Celebration and gave us an in-depth look at various aspects of the game, as well as concrete confirmation on when we'll be able to play it.
While lighter on details that many hoped, the panel did deliver a Jedi Fallen Order trailer and release date. Beyond that, there was some talk about what gameplay will be like, the story, and the game's protagonist, a newcomer to the Star War universe.
Jedi Fallen Order was officially confirmed at E3 2018, but Respawn has said very little about the game since. What we knew prior to the panel was that it is set after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and before Episode IV: A New Hope. However, now we've been introduced to the game's main character, learned about the story, been given insight into the gameplay, and have a release date.
For those that may have missed the panel, we've rounded up all the news that came out of it and put them into one handy place. Below you'll find a list of all the important information to catch-up. You can also head over to our Star Wars Celebration news roundup to find out about everything else going on at the show. There you'll find the first trailer for the next entry in the movie series: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Release Date
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order's release date has been confirmed as November 15, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The PC version will be distributed through publisher EA's Origin store.
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Story Details
Jedi Fallen Order takes place shortly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. Having branded the Jedi as traitors to the Galactic Republic, the Emperor issued Order 66, which meant Jedi were hunted down and killed. The protagonist of Jedi Fallen Order, a Padawan named Cal Kestis--played by Cameron Monaghan--is a survivor of Order 66. He is on a journey to pick up the pieces of his tragic past while trying to complete his Jedi training.
Game director Stig Asmussen, who directed God of War 3 at Sony Santa Monica, has said Respawn is aiming to deliver the same intense lightsaber battles that fans of Star Wars have seen on movie screens in the game. Gameplay will combine melee and Force abilities, and also involve platforming and puzzle solving. Read more about Jedi Fallen Order's gameplay here.
The Actor Playing Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order's Protagonist
To bring Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order's protagonist to life, Respawn Entertainment has brought in actor Cameron Monaghan. Monaghan is known for his work in Shameless and, more recently, Gotham, plays a character called Cal Kestis, who is on the run after surviving Order 66.