Today at the panel for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order we got the first look at the next Star Wars game coming to consoles, as well as tons of new details for the single player adventure.
In addition to Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella confirming the game would not include multiplayer or microtransactions yesterday, we learned who the main character will be, as well as what kind of adventure is in store for fans.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order follows Cal, a former Jedi Padawan who managed to escape the clutches of the Empire after the Emperor executed Order 66. Respawn revealed Cal will be played by Gotham star Cameron Monaghan via motion capture. It’s not clear how many years the game takes place after Revenge of the Sith, but Cal has been doing his best to lay low and not be noticed in order to keep his Force abilities from being exposed, until he can no longer do so, sending Cal and the player on what Monaghan teased as “a boy and his dog adventure” with the new droid BD-1. Together, the two go on a journey, meeting new characters along the way across new worlds, including one called Brecca.
“Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period,” said Stig Asmussen, Game Director, Respawn Entertainment. “The team at Lucasfilm have been amazing collaborators, helping us explore and further develop this part of the timeline where the Empire is at the height of its power and any remaining Jedi are in hiding. Within this narrative, we’ve crafted a game with intense, yet thoughtful and fun melee combat using the lightsaber and Force powers, allowing anyone to fulfill their Jedi fantasy.”
Asmussen stressed combat would be a key element of the action-combat game, which will also introduce a new type of Trooper for the Empire, the Purge Troopers, who are working as a set of first responders to help the Inquisitors hunt down the remaining Jedi. As for the Inquisitors themselves, the game will feature the Second Sister who appears the be the primary antagonist for Cal.
While the developers were reluctant to reveal too many story details, it was stressed that the lightsaber Cal can be seen with in the trailer will both grow and evolve over the course of the game, and may not actually belong to Cal. Cal himself was described as both street smart and weary but still optimistic despite suffering the tragedy of Order 66. While Cal may have been keeping a low profile since the purge, the new game will feature Cal teaming up with former Jedi characters. But don’t expect any sort of Master and Apprentice dynamic. Our hero and other former Jedi will be working as equals on a team together against the Second Sister and Purge Troopers.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available now for pre-order, and will offer fans unique cosmetic content. For more details, visit StarWarsJediFallenOrder.com.
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order releases November 15, 2019, on PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order as we learn it.
New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Character Posters Feature Surviving & Fallen Heroes
Marvel Studios released new Avengers: Endgame character posters for both the surviving and fallen heroes of Thanos' decimation in Infinity War.
Nearly one year ago, fans were devasted when Avengers: Infinity War concluded with Thanos carrying out his mission to eradicate half of the population in the universe, including several MCU heroes. In exactly one month, fans will finally discover how the surviving Avengers plan to avenge their fallen comrades and potentially undo Thanos' decimation with the help of newcomer Captain Marvel (Brie Larson). Now, Marvel Studios has released several character posters not only for the surviving heroes who will embark on a game-changing mission in Endgame but also for those who fell victim to Thanos' eradication in Infinity War.
The line-up includes Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Brie Larson as Captain Marvel, Bradley Cooper's Rocket Raccoon, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Paul Rudd as Ant-Man, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, and many more!
You can check out the first character poster below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
Endgame will serve as both a follow up to Avengers: Infinity War as well as the conclusion to the 22 films that came before it, which have now been dubbed as the Infinity Saga by Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, before Marvel kicks off Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Spider-Man: Far From Home in July.
While plot details still remain under wraps, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are expected to team up with Brie Larson's Captain Marvel and utilize the Quantum Realm in their efforts to undo the decimation from Thanos' snap and bring back half of the universe's population, who were turned to dust by the Mad Titan.
What do you think of the new Endgame character posters? Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, Endgame stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Benedict Wong, Jon Favreau, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, with Gwyneth Paltrow, with Josh Brolin as Thanos.
Avengers: Endgame will be released in theaters on April 26, 2019.