Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay revealed; Souls-like lock-on and rolling


Fallen Order has finally been unveiled beyond vague "it's Star Wars so it's cool" platitudes, as EA has given us actual gameplay to judge today at E3. Set after the events of Revenge of the Sith, it follows a young Jedi named Cal Kestis, who helps out the Rebellion and grows in abilities over the course of the game - though he does not, unlike Kyle Katarn, have a choice between Dark Side and Light Side powers.

As a massive Titanfall fan, I can't wait to see what Respawn has cooked up for its single-player Star Wars game. It won't shy away from bestial combat either, as the demo shows a few fights with insectoid foes.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 15. Throughout the footage we see some trademark Respawn wall running and robe swinging.

The box art for the standard edition is far more interesting. Outside of mobile games, an MMO and two Star Wars Battlefront titles, there hasn't been a whole lot coming from the license.

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We also get a glimpse of the wildlife on the planet to - such as massive spider beetles and other such creatures while our hero gets to show off a variety of force powers such as quick dash, force push (and pull) and the ability to slow time down. We first heard a recap of some of the things we already knew like the fact that the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order takes place after Order 66 has been executed.

While mastering your abilities, players will engage in cinematically charged lightsaber and Force combat created to deliver the kind of intense Star Wars lightsaber battles as seen in the films.

Star Wars fans will recognize iconic locations, weapons, gear and enemies while also meeting a roster of fresh characters, locations, creatures, droids and adversaries new to Star Wars. Combat, based entirely around the lightsabre, starts with Jedi Outcast's fairly simple system, but also appears to include a fair amount of post-Souls mechanics, like dodging, a stamina meter, and a health-pack animation that leaves the player vulnerable. Explore and overcome a wide range of challenges focused on combat, exploration and puzzle-solving. In the dark half, the villainous, Jedi-hunting Second Sister holds her double-bladed lightsaber, leading the red-visor-sporting purge troopers, while AT-STs stalk below.