Electronic Arts unveiled the first look at the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay this morning at their EA Play event. Star Wars fans have been waiting quite a while to get a look at the gameplay and the trailer does not disappoint with over 13 minutes of footage. The main character in the game is one of the surviving Jedi, Cal Kestis, after Order 66 and he is voiced by Gotham's Cameron Monaghan. At one point in the trailer, he comes into contact with Saw Gerrera, who is voiced by Forest Whitaker.
Forest Whitaker first played Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but the character was first introduced in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where he was voiced by Andrew Kishino. The character was mentored in military combat by Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, along with his Padawan Ahsoka Tano and clone trooper Captain Rex. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order shows Saw Gerrera as a younger version of himself, which is a lot different from the last time we saw him on the big screen.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was first shown off at Star Wars Celebration earlier this year after being teased last year at E3. Star Wars fans have been pretty lucky when it comes to big screen content over the years, but the video game department has been a bit dry. The last game to come out was Battlefront 2, which was quickly overshadowed by controversy over micro transactions and a weak story mode, which was deemed too short by many fans. Since then, fans have been left waiting for a true single-player game with a heavy narrative. EA promises to deliver just that with Fallen Order.
The Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer certainly teases an intriguing storyline tied to the official canon, but fans are more than likely a little nervous about EA handling another Star Wars video game. With that being said, Titanfall and Apex Legends developer Respawn is behind the project, so there has been some considerable hype surrounding the upcoming game, which has been compared to Nintendo classics like Metroid and The Legend of Zelda. If they are truly able to pull that kind of game off, Star Wars fans, and gamers in general, will more than likely be pretty happy with the results.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is set to be released on November 15th, so there is plenty of time to work out any last minute kinks in the gameplay before it is released to the public. The game will be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Hopefully the game will be able to satisfy long-time fans who have been waiting patiently. You can check out the lengthy gameplay trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order below, thanks to the EA Star Wars YouTube channel.
Forest Whitaker returns as Saw Gerrera in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order! pic.twitter.com/cwi236758N— Walt (@UberKryptonian) June 8, 2019