EA and Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is slated to arrive in late 2019 and, based on a recent announcement, it looks like the game will finally receive a proper unveiling this weekend.
The official Star Wars Twitter feed posted an image this morning that got the games community buzzing. The image features what appears to be a severely damaged lightsaber resting on a round sigil covered in runes. At the heart of the image is the name Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Become a Jedi. Tune-in for first look at #StarWarsJediFallenOrder this Saturday, at 1:30pm CDT from #StarWarsCelebration. Watch live at https://t.co/iI4qodqiOf, stay up to-date with the latest from Celebration at https://t.co/mVXi17qoJk. @EAStarWars pic.twitter.com/3B3bR3XDmn
— Star Wars (@starwars) April 9, 2019
It looks like EA wasn’t aiming for much mystery, though, as they offered lots of extra information in the body of the tweet. First, they invite you to “Become a Jedi.” Next up, we’ve got all of the official reveal details, including the fact that the new game will finally be revealed this Saturday, April 13, as part of the Star Wars Celebration event. The reveal will air at 1:30 p.m. CDT and there’s even a link you can bookmark, in case you want to watch the event live.
At the bottom of the post are a couple extra tidbits. For starters, it appears this image is called “Broken Hilt,” and there’s even a tagline warning “Don’t stand out.”
Thankfully, we have an idea what all of this is about. We know that Fallen Order takes place following the events of Episode III, when Order 66 was executed. That order basically triggered the mass slaughter of any Jedi Masters and Padawan, who were now seen as enemies of the Republic. We know that you play as one such surviving Padawan in Fallen Order, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the game boasts a tone similar to Assassin’s Creed, with players forced to operate stealthily through part of the gameplay.
Otherwise, we don’t really know much about what to expect. EA is publishing, but after the Battlefront II fiasco, it seems unlikely they’ll want to do anything to piss off series fans or Disney with predatory in-game mechanics or broken reward loops. As for the developer, it’s Respawn, who typically turn out bangers like Titanfall 2 and, more recently, Apex Legends. So consider us very cautiously optimistic.