If the rumours currently circling around the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order story are true then it involves a padawan called Cal and the Emperor's Inquisitors. We already knew it took place not long after the Jedi-killing Order 66, but the details doing the rounds right now suggest it could be all about the Empire's attempts to finish the job.
Until now, all we really had to go on was official info from developer Respawn's founder Vince Zampella, confirming the name, a general timeframe along with a barest hint of story and setting ("shortly after the events of Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith") and a 2019 release date.
Now we have some more concrete details that have been confirmed to some degree by some well known Star Wars fan sites with rep for being right. So, if the info is correct then a brief teaser for mo-cap that EA released shows Cal in action in the shot up there (and more in the full video below).
So scroll on down and see everything we currently have on Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date might be November 2019
Currently the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date is officially Holiday 2019. Some rumours suggest that could actually mean November, and while that month is only gossip so far it's highly likely - it'll hit both the sweet spot for Christmas and mean the game will be out for Star Wars 9's December 19 release.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order story sounds dark
All that's been officially revealed about the Star Wars Jedi fallen Order story is that it "tells an original Star Wars story around a surviving Padawan set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith". That's not a great time for the Jedi in case you forgot. After the Emperor issued Order 66 all but a few scattered Jedi were killed and the group as a whole was essentially wiped out.
There's also some rumoured info from a Star Wars marketing day that should be taken cautiously, although Making Star Wars - a site with a good rep for reliable info - has corroborated at least some of the TV/movie info from the same presentation. The alleged info states that the game takes place five years after Revenge of the Sith and follows a padawan called Cal, and a woman called Ceres acting as a "mentor figure". It's not clear if Ceres is actually a Jedi herself.
These leaks also mention a "9th sister and 2nd sister?" The Ninth Sister is an established character and a member of Emperor Palpitine's Inquisitorius, a group of Force sensitive warriors most famously used to hunt down surviving Jedi in the aftermath of Order 66. Most, including the Ninth Sister, were former Jedi. There's no Second Sister character officially yet, although there are at least four or five unnamed Inquisitors that have appeared in various comic and shows, and at least two of those were female. If this info is correct then Second Sister is likely Respawn's chance to create a new character while respecting established canon.
Yes, obviously, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order lightsabers are totally in
With that name, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order lightsabers are a given, and we've even seen them in action in this brief segment of an EA video about its future games. There's not much to take from this, although if the leaked story info is to be believed then the boy with the blue lightsaber would be Cal, the Padawan hero of the game. There's no sign of the spinning double bladed lightsabers usually used by the Emperor's Inquisitors but then that would be an instant give away.
It's worth noting here that the game director in that video, Stig Asmussen, previously worked on the first three God of War games, directing the final part of the trilogy. So he's got experience dealing with combat and large scale set pieces.
Don't worry, Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order multiplayer isn't a thing
While it's unconfirmed, it looks like there won't be any Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order multiplayer. The talk, via the same Making Star Wars corroboration above, is that Star Wars Battlefront 2 will scratch the multiplayer itch, keeping Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order single player focused.
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