Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an upcoming Star Wars video game, developed by Respawn Entertainment (Titanfall, Apex Legends) and published by Electronic Arts for the Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. It is set for release on November 15th, 2019.
Taking place five years after the end of the Clone Wars and the rise of the Galactic Empire, the game follows Cal Kestis, a maintenance worker who dismantles derelict Republic ships and equipment as a part of post-war clean-up. Little does anyone know, Cal is a former Jedi Padawan who survived Order 66 and went into hiding. When an industrial accident causes him to reveal his Force-sensitivity, the Jedi-hunting Imperial Inquisition is alerted to his survival and he is forced on the run. With the Empire at the height of its power, Cal must learn to survive and hide in a Galaxy where he may well be the last of the Jedi, and perhaps begin to rebuild the fallen Order.
A prequel comic series, Dark Temple, focuses on the backstory of Cal's mentor Cere Junda when she was a Jedi Padawan.
Tropes present in this game:
- Bloodless Carnage: The gameplay footage shows no blood or dismembering for humanoid enemies, with only orange burn marks from the lightsaber due to the blade cauterizing the wounds. Wyyyschokks mangling stormtroopers to death likewise leaves no blood to be seen.
- Canon Immigrant: Two of the Kashyyyk enemies seen in the preview videos, the wyyyshokks and the flame beetles were originally from Legends. The wyyyshokks were first mentioned in Han Solo and the Lost Legacy and flame beetles originally debuted on the ninety-first issue of the original Marvel Star Wars comics, "Wookiee World".
- Colossus Climb: The extended gameplay demo starts with Cal climbing an AT-AT for a High-Speed Hijack.
- Fire-Breathing Weapon: Preview footage shows a stormtrooper with a flamethrower.
- Giant Spider: Preview footage shows the Wyyyshokks, large arachnid predators from the Kashyyykian jungles, where they easily dispatch stormtroopers and take multiple lightsaber strikes to put down. They'll also spit webs at Cal to slow him down.
- Grappling-Hook Pistol: In the preview footage, fellow rebel characters get up the side of the mountain with the grappling hooks slung underneath their pistols and rifles as soon as they finish giving Cal a mission briefing.
- Literal Disarming: Gameplay footage released so far shows Cal cutting limbs off from wyyyschokks. However, this doesn't work on the human opponents.
- Projectile Webbing: Wyyyschokks seen in the gameplay preview can fire entangling web globules in several highly precise patterns.
- Slo Mo: Preview footage shows that Cal is able to use his Force to slow time down during combat to the point that blaster bolts travel several times slower.
- Spread Shot: The preview footage shows Wyyyschokks are able to shoot web globules in a spread of three.
- "Don't stand out.", "Accept the past.", "Trust no one.", and "Trust only in the Force." were used for the pre-trailer teaser image of Cal's broken lightsaber.
- "Broken hilt.", referring to the teaser's lightsaber that has the bottom half of its hilt broken. This was also used for the pre-trailer teaser image.
- Throwing Your Sword Always Works: Gameplay footage shows Cal accurately throwing his lightsaber. Justified, since Cal can use the Force to direct the weapon.
- Vine Swing: Cal, in the gameplay footage, is seen swinging on forest vines as he moves through the jungles of Kashyyyk.
- Wall Run: Cal is seen running on walls in the preview footage.