EA and Respawn, the ex-Infinity Ward developers of Titanfall, have announced their long-in-development Star Wars game at EA's E3 press conference - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
We know very little about the game so far, in fact EA haven't even given us a logo to work with. So here's everything we know about Jedi: Fallen Order, what we want, and what we can expect to see!
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order currently has a release date of Holiday 2019, although absolutely none of this is set in stone so may change. Incidentally, that's over six years after EA announced Respawn were working on Star Wars game.
Respawn's Star Wars title will be set between Episodes 3 and 4, like recently concluded cartoon series Star Wars Rebels, the current Darth Vader comic series, and LucasArts' The Force Unleashed games (which aren't canon anymore).This is after the formation of the Empire, the downfall of the Republic, and the massacre of the Jedi Order following Order 66.
Anakin Skywalker has become Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi is watching over the young Luke Skywalker on Tatooine, Yoda has gone into exile on Dagobah. These are "the Dark Times", as Obi-Wan and Vince Zampella put it. The only thing we're not sure of is whether it's closer to Episode 3 (like the Darth Vader comic) or Episode 4 (like Rebels or the Rogue One movie). We suspect the former, since there will still be a significant number of Jedi running around at this time.
Here are possible characters who could make an appearance in the game:
With a title like 'Jedi' and a Developer best known for First Person Shooters making it, our thoughts naturally go to the Jedi Knight series in terms of gameplay. Kyle Katarn, the main character of the Dark Forces/Jedi Knight series, was able to use his lightsaber and a range of Force powers - but also all manner of guns, too. We expect Jedi: Fallen Order to be much the same.
It'd be ridiculous to call a game 'Jedi' and not let us actually be one, but only running around with a lightsaber would seem suspicious in the Dark Times. In Star Wars Rebels, which is set in the same time period, both Kanan Jarrus and his apprentice Ezra Bridger used blasters just as often as lightsabers.
We're hoping for some sort of proper, separate single-player story campaign, but inevitably there will be a significant multiplayer mode too. This would have to be completely distinct from Star Wars Battlefront, and the only way to do that would be to focus on the Force side - maybe a more expanded, in-depth version of Battlefront's popular Heroes Vs Villains mode. for example.
Other than that, there's simply not much to go on - we can't even make a story estimate at this time. Hopefully we'll get more on Jedi: Fallen Order later this year - and that it won't get cancelled.