In all this excitement leading into the fourth quarter of the gaming calendar, I kind of lost track of myself. But being that today is pretty much a week from Force Friday, the most powerful merchandising day in the world and can blow your bank account clean off, you have to ask yourself one question: Is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order going to make me feel lucky? Well, will it? Punk?
Aside from the fact that Clint Eastwood is about to bust down my door for ruining Dirty Harry forever, I’m still intrigued as to just how the next big Star Wars game is going to turn out. Will it be derivative, feel like Dark Souls with arm-severing laser swords or will it finally break the EA curse of lacklustre games set in a galaxy far, far away? No idea if I’m being honest but hey look here! A new trailer to gawk at:
In the Galactic Empire, the Inquisitorius has only one mission: seek out and destroy all remnants of the Jedi Order. Learn more about what Cal Kestis is searching the galaxy for and why the Empire will stop at nothing to bring him down.
If you can’t watch the video above because your boss has a habit of Force-choking employees for spending company time on video game sites run by devilishly short and handsome writers, it’s pretty much what you think it’ll be: New protagonist Cal Kestis, weaving through a collection of Imperial cannon fodder, Inquisitors and other beasties that want to murder his face off.
There’s also a hint to the story of Fallen Order, as Cal is teaming up with a gang of rebels to uncover a MacGuffin that the Empire is currently after. It’s probably a mystical treasure that allows Qui Gon Jinn’s obsession with Midichlorians to be expunged from continuity. Even if the gameplay looks entirely okay, my hat is still off to Respawn for creating a game that looks as Star Wars as can be, shining with all manner of overt and covert special effects.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be out on November 15 for the usual console and PC suspects.
Last Updated: September 27, 2019