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A huge new ‘Star Wars’ game where you play as a Jedi is coming out this November

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen OrderEA/Disney/Respawn Entertainment

  • A huge new "Star Wars" game was unveiled on Saturday, named "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order."
  • The game is being made by Respawn Entertainment, the same studio that created "Titanfall" and "Apex Legends." It arrives on November 15, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
  • "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" fits into the movie canon between the events of "Episode 3" ("Revenge of the Sith") and "Episode 4" ("A New Hope").
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A huge new "Star Wars" game was revealed on Saturday: "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" is expected to arrive November 15 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It's a single-player action game focused on lightsaber combat and Force powers.

Even better: The game is being made by Respawn Entertainment, the same studio behind the excellent "Titanfall" series and recent blockbuster "Apex Legends."

Here's everything we know so far:

1. "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" is a single-player action game with some light puzzle solving.

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The gameplay in "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" sounds more along the lines of "God of War" than "Star Wars Battlefront."

"Players will use their Jedi training to create different melee combinations with an innovative lightsaber combat system and Force abilities," the game's press release says. "Players will also use traversal and other platforming abilities to strategically overcome opponents and solve puzzles in their path across this galaxy-spanning adventure."

In short: Melee-focused combat with some level of customization, in addition to special "Force" powers and movement.

2. It stars an entirely new character: Cal Kestis.

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Spoilers for "Episode 3" ahead!

In "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" ("Episode 3"), a very moody Anakin Skywalker — before turning into everyone's favorite cyborg, Darth Vader — sets out to destroy the Jedi Order.

It's part of a bigger Jedi purge, known as "Order 66." Few Jedi survived the purge, but apparently the main character in "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" is one of those few.

This is Cal Kestis, played by actor Cameron Monaghan.

It's not clear how Kestis escaped the purge or how he's related to the more well-known "Star Wars" characters. What is clear is that he'll start out on a planet named "Bracca," which is entirely new for the "Fallen Order."

3. There will be some fan service, as you might expect.

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Given the timing of "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" — falling in-between the events of "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope" — it's not clear which major characters could show up. Perhaps Obi-Wan Kenobi, or a burgeoning Darth Vader? We'll see!

All we know so far is what was teased in the announcement: "'Star Wars' fans will recognize iconic locations, weapons, gear, and enemies, while also meeting a roster of fresh characters, locations, creatures, droids and adversaries new to 'Star Wars.'"

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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