Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago Saturday, Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts unveiled a first look at “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” a new single-player action game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” takes place in the time period after Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, after the Jedi have been decimated following the Emperor's “Order 66″ decree. Players take the role of a brand new character, Cal Kestis, who features the voice and likeness of actor Cameron Monaghan (“Gotham,” “Shameless”).
Kestis is a Force-wielding Jedi-in-training who is hiding in plain sight, keeping his powers under wraps to survive and evade capture from the powerful Empire. His motto, as highlighted in the first narrative trailer, is: “Don't stand out, accept the past, trust no one.” However, as the game unfolds, Kestis eventually engages and gets involved in the conflict, joining with a band of other rebels that Monaghan described as “a strange family” during the panel discussion.
Asked about the opportunity to play a Jedi in the game, Monaghan replied, “It's no big deal, it's only every kid's freaking dream ever to be a Jedi.” Director Stig Asmussen noted a “young … — Andrew Hayward/@Variety