Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is finally known to the world with much more than just a title and brief plot synopsis. The game’s dedicated panel at Star Wars Celebration 2019 revealed both the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date and trailer, as well as introducing us to a promising new protagonist named Cal Kestis. Though we’re still waiting for our first look at real live gameplay, there’s already a lot to be excited about.
We’ve assembled everything we know about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order in one handy place – whether you’ve been following the project since the whispers started circulating in 2014 or if you’re just coming aboard now, you’ll find something to get excited about.
We’ve finally seen Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order revealed at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, and there’s more details to cover than a long-forgotten expanded universe novel.
We’ve got an official release date, story details, some indication of what gameplay is going to look like, and most importantly, an appropriately epic story trailer. We’ll keep updating this section as we learn more about Respawn’s first Star Wars game, so make sure to check back.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s trailer reveals the game’s story
We’ve gotten sprinkles of the story thanks to prior leaks, but EA has officially dropped a Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer showing us the world we’ll be exploring and who we’ll be playing as. Plus, Respawn says it’s all in-engine footage, so that’s nice. We’ve broken down everything in the story trailer below.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s release date is confirmed
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is releasing on November 15, 2019 on PC and consoles, as confirmed by the Star Wars Celebration panel. You can pre-order it on Origin already, and there are two editions: a standard edition and a deluxe edition, the latter of which includes some extra cosmetic DLC, and behind-the-scenes features and content.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s story is set after Revenge of the Sith
Cal Kestis, played by Gotham’s Cameron Monaghan, is a young force user and a budding Jedi, and he’s the hero of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. He’s survived the initial onslaught of the infamous Order 66, but now he’ll be on the run in plain sight, until some incident forces him to expose his force powers. He’s now hunted by the Second Sister. No, not the Seventh Sister from Clone Wars, but definitely another Imperial Inquisitor who lives to hunt Jedi. According to Respawn’s Vince Zampella, she’s powerful enough to control the flight stick of Cal’s escape ship remotely, so she’ll definitely present a challenge.
“Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period,” says Stig Asmussen, game director on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, who previously worked on the God of War series. “The team at Lucasfilm have been amazing collaborators, helping us explore and further develop this part of the timeline where the Empire is at the height of its power and any remaining Jedi are in hiding. 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.”
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date is November 15, 2019
You won’t have to wait too much longer for the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date to arrive. EA has confirmed that the game will come out on November 15, 2019, squarely within its previous release window of “holiday 2019.” Make sure you keep an eye on our guide to video game release dates if you want to see what else will land around then.