Updated 25/06/2019 – Added in Metroid reference
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order FAQ
Q: What kind of game is Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order?
A: It’s a third-person action adventure that has you controlling Cal Kestis – a Jedi Padawan that has managed to escape the Order 66 decree by Emperor Palpatine that results in the destruction of the Jedi Order. The game is also basically Star Wars: Metroid, as there are planets and areas that you won’t be able to access or get very far in until you return with new equipment to be able to do so. I mean, if that doesn’t excite you, then you’re probably dead. A force ghost, perhaps.
Q: Will the game have multiplayer support?
A: Absolutely not – Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order has been envisioned since day one as a single-player, narratively driven experience.
Q: When does Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order release?
A: Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is set to release on November 15, 2019. Stick that bad boy in your calendar.
Q: What are the pre-order bonuses for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order?
A: Players will get three different skins for Cal’s lightsabre, among other things.
Q: When Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order set in the grand scheme of things?
A: As alluded to in the previous question, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order takes place just after the events of Star Wars: Episode III.
Q: Let’s dive deeper into the story of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – what’s it all about anyway?
A: Ok so, with the Jedi Order in tatters, Cestis has made it his personal quest to restore the group to its former glory. Accompanied by his charming little droid, BD-1, Cestis encounters a variety of characters from the wider Star Wars saga, such as rebel extremist Saw Gerrera (voiced by Hollywood thesp Forrest Whitaker, for example. Keep this article in your bookmarks so you can see how the voice cast for the game expands.
Q: Ok, so I’m a Jedi – what kinds of force powers can I wield?
A: Woah there partner, you begin as a Padawan and it isn’t until much later in the game that you evolve and become a fully-fledged Jedi with all the powers that the position brings with it. From what we’ve seen so far though, Kestis can use force push, pull, dash, leap, throw his lightsabre and even slowdown time to allow him to dodge between laser blasts and navigate treacherous chasms. The dude is capable – don’t worry.
Q: Cool. So, can I rock over to the dark side of the force then?
A: Nope – Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is very much framed as a linear adventure that is concerned with the light side of force triumphing over the dark. Sorry chap, no force choke or forked lightning for you.
Q: What does Cal’s droid buddy, BD-1 actually do?
A: Well, in addition to looking awesome, BD-1 can give health packs to Cal to replenish his health through a quick tap of the D-pad. The thing is, these packs are limited in their amount and Cal can restore them by resting at checkpoints which also causes the enemies to respawn – Hi Miyazaki!
Q: How does movement around the environment look?
A: It looks good! Not only can our young hero leap, climb and slide around the place but he can also do a nice bit of wall-running too (this is a Respawn game after all).
Q: How is combat dealt with in the game?
A: Allowing players to leverage a mixture of force powers and lightsabre strikes, Cestis can deflect laser blasts, carve up Stormtroopers and combine melee attacks with force powers in a range of interesting ways – such as pulling an enemy towards him and impaling them on his lightsabre, for example.
Q: What sorts of enemies can players expect to fight in Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order?
A: Stormtroopers – many different types of Stormtroopers. From the regular Stormtrooper types, to devastating Flame Troopers and finally Purge Troopers which force Cestis into extremely challenging sabre duels, the Empire has no shortage of ways to murder our hero. And that’s not it either – in addition to the Imperial forces, Cestis can expect to come into conflict with all manner of droids, massive creatures and more besides.
Q: Will there be progression trees in the game?
A: There certainly will! As in other games that boast skill trees, players will be able to unlock a range of different skills according to their playstyle – providing ample incentive to level up Cal Cestis at every opportunity.
Q: What games have influenced the creation of Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order?
A: In an interview with Game Informer, the lead developers behind Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order frequently cited Dark Souls and Metroid as influences for the game – and yeah, such inspirations can be clearly seen too – as the combat evokes Miyazaki’s super punishing action RPG while the exploration of the environment and the discovering of new areas brings Nintendo’s Metroid to mind. I mean, if you’re Respawn there are certainly worse games you can cite as your inspiration.
Thanks for reading! Naturally, as more facts and details are released we’ll update this article – so watch this space!