Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming Star Wars game is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. That’s the word from EA Play, Electronic Arts’ E3 2018 press conference happening in LA right now. Respawn founder Vince Zampella was on hand to drop the news, along with a few extra tidbits.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date is late next year
As is usually the case with E3 reveals, it’s going to be a while before we get our hands on the actual game. The Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order release date is Holiday 2019, giving us around 18 months to wait and meaning it should arrive around the same time as Star Wars 9.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order story sounds dark
As for what it’s about? The story synopsis sounds fittingly bleak, for a game from the ex-Infinity War devs who gave us that Call of Duty 4 nuke moment.
Set between Episodes Three and Four, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order details ‘a dark time’, in which the surviving Jedi are being hunted down following the events of Revenge of the Sith. No word on whether the game with feature any pre-existing characters or an all-new cast, but it’s doubtful that an Obi-Wan: Hiding in a Cave simulator would make for the most exciting depiction of the period.
Beyond that? There’s little to say. Zampella’s appearance was to deliver a tease rather than a full-sized reveal, but we’re promised that more detail will come later in the year. Still, for all the brief discussion, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has already become one of the most exciting E3 2018 games.
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