Respawn Entertainment has released a new 25-minute gameplay demo for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. This demo originally debuted at E3, but has finally made its way online for fans who weren't in attendance at the event. We were treated to a cinematic trailer for the game at Star Wars Celebration, which gave us a first taste of our hero, Jedi Cal Kestis, played by Cameron Monaghan (Gotham). Here though, it's all about the actual gameplay and, if this video is any indication, this could be the game fans have been waiting a very long time for.
The video kicks off on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. Cal and his trusty droid BD-1 are swimming through murky waters on their way to adventure. Cal is tasked with taking out a number of different types of enemies in the demo, including a variety of Stormtroopers. A familiar face from Rogue One also shows up in the form of Saw Gerrera, who is a bit younger and more spry here. Though, his hatred for the Empire is as potent as ever. Mostly, it gives us an excellent sense of what it's going to be like to actually play this game.
While this isn't the first gameplay footage the studio has revealed, it's easily the most extensive. It gives us a true sense of scope, which is absolutely massive. We, additionally, get that sense of adventure inherent to this franchise, be it through climbing up the leg of an AT-AT or just taking out various bad guys with a lightsaber. It also reveals more of the painstaking attention to detail that was paid by the game's designers. Not every Star Wars fan is a big gamer, but every Star Wars fan can certainly appreciate what is being done here.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, unlike the Battlefront games, is a single-player, campaign-focused video game. It takes place following the events of Revenge of the Sith and Order 66, the order sent down by Palpatine to have the Jedi wiped out. Cal, a former Jedi apprentice, has been hiding in plain sight carving out a new life as part of the Scrapper Guild. However, when a work incident forces him to use his powers to help a friend, he has to flee to save himself and avoid being captured. On the run, he must stay one step ahead of the Empire while also unraveling an ancient mystery that could help restore the Jedi Order.
Stig Asmussen (God Of War) serves as the game's director. In the years since Disney purchased Lucasfilm, video games are perhaps the department that has seen the most lackluster output, where that was once somewhere fans could turn when the movies weren't being made. Will this be the start of a new, wonderful era? Fingers crossed. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 15. Pre-orders are available now. Be sure to check out the new gameplay video from the EA Star Wars YouTube channel for yourself.