If one thing is clear, is that this could be a great year for Star Wars fans. Not only is J.J. Abrams’ eagerly anticipated follow-up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi hitting theatres this year, but another Star Wars game from renowned publisher Electronic Arts will likely also be landing on shelves come this fall.
Little is known about the Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order game at this point though – this will all have to wait until a big reveal takes place at the Star Wars Celebration this spring.
This event is scheduled to take place between April 11 and April 15, and according to The Star Wars Show (via GameSpot), the reveal for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order will be on April 13. Hopefully we’ll get to see a trailer and some gameplay footage there.
What little we know about the game now, though, will be enough to get any Star Wars’ fan hopes up. This is because Jedi Fallen Order is being developed by Respawn, the people behind the award-winning Titanfall games.
Also, Jedi Fallen Order will be single player focused – it’s been a while since Star Wars fans got a good single player game set in the Star Wars universe, and this could be it. The game’s storyline is rumoured to star a Padawan named Cal and his mentor (a female character with the name Ceres). The game is also rumoured to take place between Episode 3 and Episode 4 of Star Wars. That is, between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope as Star Wars cognoscenti will already know.
Whether this could be an open world game like Visceral Games’ cancelled Star Wars project or something resembling LucasArts’ Star Wars 1313 remains a mystery, all we know is that Star Wars’ fans will surely be having a field day if this turns out to be a great Star Wars video game this year.
This is because publisher EA’s previous Star Wars games have left something to be desired. 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront was visually and aurally superb, and nailed the Star Wars atmosphere, but lacked any real depth and was only good for a few hours of play. It’s later sequel was hated by many due to EA wanting to launch the game with “pay to win” microtransactions which were removed at the last hour – an embarrassment for the US video game company. But Battlefront 2 has gotten better over the years thanks to patches and the addition of new gameplay modes and characters such as villain Count Dooku and others.
Here’s hoping, then, that the Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order’s reveal next month impresses us all, and that this turns out to be the Star Wars game fans are looking for when it comes out later this year.