Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order had a grand (but possibly misguided) reveal at the most recent Star Wars Celebration. Since then, a number of interviews and quotes from the team have revealed plenty of new information about the upcoming action game. It can be hard to keep up with, so we’ve rounded up all the information in one handy place. Here are the important things you need to know about the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay systems, story, plans for DLC, and more.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order cast features some big names
Electronic Arts is sparing no expense in the development of Jedi Fallen Order. The main character, Cal, will be played by Gotham and Shameless star Cameron Monaghan. Meanwhile, MadTV star and veteran voice actress Debra Wilson will serve as his mentor, Cere. Even the droid BD-1 has a huge name attached to him as he’ll be played by Academy Award winner Ben Burtt, who also did sound design for the Star Wars films and voiced R2-D2.
That’s only the currently announced cast, so expect to see some additional familiar names when more of the story is unveiled.
Chris Avellone is penning part of the script
Fans were thrilled when veteran games writer Chris Avellone confirmed that he was working on the project and had finished his portion. However, he’s not the sole writer. In an interview with VG247, Avellone revealed that there are six writers in total and that he isn’t “even the lead guy.” The Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords writer then went on to praise Respawn for how seriously they’re taking storytelling. “That’s one of the reasons I like Respawn, because when they tackle something like that, they understand what the important points are.”
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order combat won’t be mashy
While gameplay details are currently extremely scarce, we do know that Cal will use his lightsaber and Force abilities to take on plenty of enemies. However, don’t expect this to be a mindless button masher. Respawn says the game has “thoughtful combat,” that will require players to read enemy attacks and exploit their weaknesses in order to succeed. Even when you’re a badass Jedi, you still need to be careful when battling powerful foes.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order ties in to the Darth Vader comic book series
Despite the game not being out until November 15, 2019, we’ve already seen some of the characters in the Darth Vader series of comics. Second Sister, who appears to be the main antagonist, has been seen in issue #19. Additionally, the newly created enemy type of Purge Shooters have popped up in the background of the series and will continue to appear. These were created to be even more powerful than Storm Troopers and offer up a good fight to Cal and other Jedi. If you want some additional hints as to Jedi Fallen Order‘s world and story, you’ll want to check out Darth Vader.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order won’t be a short game
Some players were worried about the length of Jedi Fallen Order after it was revealed to be a story-focused single-player offering. However, that fear is entirely misguided according to the game’s director. “In terms of time frame, it’s not going to be a short game,” said Stig Asmussen. He then dismissed people thinking it was going to be a “five-hour game,” and said it will be a “quality experience.”
Cal’s lightsaber will grow with him
One of the biggest teases in the Jedi Fallen Order reveal was Cal’s lightsaber. It looks as if the weapon has seen better days as it had heavy wear on it. The developers said that the lightsaber will grow and change alongside Cal throughout the game’s events. Whether or not that means players can go down a darker path remains to be seen, but it’s clear that the lightsaber will be pivotal to more than just combat.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order pre-order bonus and a deluxe edition
If you’re looking to see everything that Jedi Fallen Order has to offer then you’ll want to pre-order the game’s deluxe edition. Costing $69.99, this premium package will include several behind-the-scenes features on how the game was made. On top of that, there’ll be “unique cosmetic equipment,” although additional details are quite scarce. These will probably be costumes for either Cal or BD-1.
Additionally, the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order pre-order bonus is also “unique cosmetic equipment.” Once the full details are announced by EA, we’ll be sure to share them.
No Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order microtransactions
The publisher has made it quite clear that this won’t be a Star Wars Battlefront 2 situation where microtransactions are added into the game after launch. Other than the small bonuses included with pre-orders and the deluxe edition, there will be no additional downloadable content sold for Jedi Fallen Order. Players will get the full single-player experience when they purchase the game and won’t have to worry about throwing more money into it down the line.
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order gameplay won’t be super punishing
While Jedi Fallen Order is supposed to be a deep game, Asmussen assured fans that it won’t be unforgiving in an interview with Press Start. “I love the Souls games… but we don’t want to have something that’s super punishing,” said the director. Instead, the game will focus on giving the player different Force abilities and more experienced players will be able to take down enemies quicker due to utilizing advanced strategies.
Expect to learn more about gameplay in June
Community Manager Jay Ingram was thrilled with the response to the trailer but knew that some viewers were disappointed by the lack of gameplay. However, those fans won’t have to wait much longer to see the game in action. “We’ll be talking more about gameplay in June,” said Ingram. Of course, that falls into the same period of E3 and Electronic Arts’s own EA Play event. So, a proper gameplay reveal can be expected to be a huge part of their press conference this year.
That’s everything we currently know about Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, but more information will come out in the coming months. It’s set to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15, 2019.