Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order might not be in a galaxy so far away anymore, as Respawn Entertainment’s highly-anticipated Star Wars action-adventure title’s debut is just over the horizon. After rumors of the game’s cancellation, and years of waiting for another single-player Star Wars video game, fans are eagerly awaiting Jedi: The Fallen Order’s expected holiday 2019 release.
We’ve collected everything we know about the game so far for your viewing pleasure. From its announcement at E3 2018 to speculation surrounding potentially leaked artwork. Make sure to keep coming back as more news drops.
Jedi: Fallen Order Release Date
The initial announcement that EA and Respawn were working on a Star Wars game.
While we haven’t seen much in terms of story or any gameplay at all, we do know that Fallen Order is planned for release sometime during the 2019 holiday season. That said, let’s rewind back to even before the game’s very brief announcement at E3 2018 to see the full scope of the story of Respawn’s newest adventure…
Early Development and Announcement
Fallen Order’s origin story (or, at least, it’s public one) goes all the way back to 2014. Way before the most low-key reveal for a game at E3 ever, the studio’s founder and CEO Vince Zampella revealed that Respawn had divided its development team into two groups: one that would continue working on that year’s still-unlaunched Titanfall, and another team “in pre-production that’s smaller, just starting up,” according to Zampella.
Two years later, on “Star Wars day” 2016, EA revealed that Respawn was deep in development on, as the publisher’s EVP Patrick Söderlund put it, “an all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe.”
Four years later, during EA’s 2018 E3 press conference, we got a title and a tease of Jedi: Fallen Order’s plot. Host Andrea Rene spoke with Zampella while sitting in the audience, about the forthcoming action-adventure title. He said the game is going to take place between Star Wars Episode III and Episode IV, during the “dark times” when the Jedis are being hunted. Zampella also confirmed that players can expect plenty of lightsaber action since, he alluded, players will (almost certainly) be playing as a would-be Jedi themselves.
We also know that Chris Avellone, the writer behind Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Fallout: New Vegas, is behind the script of Jedi Fallen Order. In February, he revealed on Twitter that he’d been contributing to the title for over a year.
Now, almost a year later, we’ve been getting sneak peeks at the game on Twitter through vague tweets and possible Amazon leaks. We expect to see more about Jedi Fallen Order’s gameplay and story later this week at Star Wars Celebration. As revealed on The Star Wars Show, “never heard before” details are expected to debut at a panel during the event on Saturday, April 13.
This week also gave us a better look at the game’s potential visuals. Through a series of cryptic tweets from the official Star Wars account, we got our first look at artwork that appears to feature a broken lightsaber with embers floating nearby. We know the story at this point follows a lone padawan who survived the Order 66–a military order from the emperor for all clones to kill and find traitorous Jedi–after the events of Revenge of the Sith.
Jedi: Fallen Order Rumors
The internet is a dark and full of spoilers. On April 11, Amazon might have unintentionally leaked Jedi: Fallen Order’s artwork through a T-shirt listing. The item has since been removed from their store, but there were plenty of secrets hiding in the leaked artwork. Be warned, though this analysis is speculation, there could be spoilers ahead.
Jedi: Fallen Order at Star Wars Celebration
Star Wars Celebration has only just begun and has a lot in store for Star Wars fans old and new. As we know already, this year’s event will show off Jedi: Fallen Order. We’re not sure what those details will be quite yet, but we do know it will have its own dedicated panel. Looking to catch the news as it releases? Check out our guide on how to watch all the panels at Star Wars Celebration here.
As more details about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order arise, we’ll be sure to update this article accordingly. In the meantime, check out all of our coverage coming out of Star Wars Celebration 2019.
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