EA Play is now underway, and the livestream is bringing news about a variety of EA titles. The first on the list was Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Stig Asmussen and Vince Zampella introduced a video showing 15-minutes of in-depth gameplay, then gave some more details about the combat system and gameplay.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order follows Cal Kestis, a young padawan trying to survive after Order 66, which seeks to destroy all Jedi. He has a robot called BD-1 (Buddy Droid-1) who is there to help him along his journey. We already know that the game is a singleplayer story-based title and follows Star Wars canon. It takes place just after the events of Star Wars III: Revenge Of The Sith.
The video segment showcased 15-minutes of gameplay, which was said to be from around three hours into the game. In the footage, which you can watch above, Cal was tasked with freeing wookies from cages, as well as fighting a range of enemies, from a giant spider to a Stormtrooper. We also saw some exploration, including platforming and using force powers to influence the environment.
As our padawan progresses through the game, different quests appear, guiding him through the story arc. You can also see him pick up skill points, which are said to help him build his force powers.
In terms of combat, the game has lightsaber battles, and combines these with force powers to create a more fluid combat system.
The style is very similar to most modern action-adventure games, and Zampella and Asmussen were on hand to give us more details.
They describe the combat system as "thoughtful combat." Players can block, parry, deflect, and even throw their lightsaber. In addition to lightsaber battles, Cal can also use force powers to navigate battles and the terrain.
The game allows for a force push-and-pull ability, as well as a double-jump. They also have a "slowing" force power, which acts as a glue-type of ability in between the force push-and-pull. Enemies that Cal will face include Stormtroopers, Fire Troopers, and Scout Troopers.
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order will be released on November 15th for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.