Brand new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay footage has surfaced showing fans of the galaxy far, far away a new look at Respawn's upcoming single-player title and what it has in store for a very passionate fandom. The latest inside look gives us an up close and personal viewpoint of some AT-AT action in addition to a more pointed feature regarding the game's mechanics.
The above video showcases the demo that Star Wars fans were privy to during EA Play at E3 this year. The new alpha demo with extended features starts off with our protagonist, Jedi Cal Kestis as he swims his way through the River of Origin on Kashyyyk. He finds himself facing off against two AT-AT Walkers, taking a more stealthy approach when engaging in combat. Once inside, Kestis takes control of the Walker and uses it to cause utter mayhem against the Empire.
What's interesting is that it looks like more than a little player choice comes into play. In the original sequence of this video, he didn't take control of the Walker, instead incapacitating the enemies within. Respawn has mentioned in the past that the game will offer a playstyle for everyone, something seen first-hand when looking at the extended gameplay footage above.
The footage continues on, giving a closer look at the story and more exploration of the planet that gave us Wookies. It is also a neat chance to see some of the dialogue options in play, something that many were interested in seeing more of when Respawn announced their IP would be a single-player narrative.
Game Director Stig Asmussen also released a letter on the EA blog talking about their marketing strategy, even touching on how games like Castlevania, Metroid, and even Dark Souls influenced it:
"I promise there is considerable challenge and depth to be found within our combat system. The same can be said about our approach to level design, which is crafted in a non-linear way with heavy influences from games like Metroid, Castlevania, and the Souls series. The game will feature several planets that the player can elect to travel to via starship. On these worlds unique abilities and upgrades can be found that open up new paths across other planets, making retraversal an essential part of the gameplay experience. This is a lot to describe in 15 minutes of gameplay. Getting hands on the full 25 minute experience is best to completely understand it."
In case you missed our previous coverage about the upcoming Star Wars adventure, it will be a single-player, story-rich game, one in which is set after the events of Order 66 and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Cal himself is a young Padawan that has survived a string of tragic events, forced to be on the run as he learns what it means to be a Jedi.
As for the game itself, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order makes its debut on November 15 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.