Tune in this Star Wars Celebration this weekend for the first look at Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Despite the disappointments and inconsistencies we’ve seen from Electronic Arts with their Star Wars games, anticipation is still high for Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
This weekend, we’ll get our first proper look at the game when it’s revealed during Star Wars Celebration. But, ahead of the grand unveiling, EA has taken to social media to post a teaser for the game.
The cryptic teaser offers virtually no details, featuring only what appears to be the severed hilt of what I assume is a lightsaber. The weapon is resting upon a stone surface engraved with runes that are lit up by the glow of what looks like a blue kyber crystal.
Accompanying the image is the caption, “Don’t stand out.” This presumably refers to the premise of the game, which focuses on a “surviving Padawan” after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
This “don’t stand out” would indicate that the protagonist is in hiding after the dreaded Order 66, the command given by Palpatine to execute all Jedi acting against the interests of the Galactic Republic. Of course, the Jedi were wrongly labeled as traitors as part of Palpatine’s master plan in order to wipe them out and assume control.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be revealed during a Star Wars Celebration panel featuring Vince Zampella, head of Respawn Entertainment, and Stig Asmussen, game director. The reveal will take place at 1:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 13.
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There’s a lot riding on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Since EA signed an exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement to publish Star Wars games, the publisher has done very little with the IP. In the six years they’ve had exclusive publishing rights, EA has put out just two lackluster Battlefront games with the promise of EA Vancouver’s open-world Star Wars game getting canceled. For many fans, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the last chance for EA to prove themselves worthy of the Star Wars license.
On the bright side, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is being developed by Respawn Entertainment, so there’s a reason for optimism. Respawn Entertainment has become a fan-favorite developer thanks, in part, to the successful launch of Apex Legends as well as their previous shooter franchise, Titanfall. Respawn has proven themselves capable in the first-person shooter genre, but here’s hoping they can make a quality Star Wars game.
Should Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order fall flat, there’s no telling what the House of Mouse might do. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is due out this holiday season.