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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Puts the Spotlight on BD-1 in Latest Video

Cal Kestis' droid BD-1 takes center stage in the latest video about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Hot off the heels of several previews of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, DualShockers included, and the final trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, EA and Respawn Entertainment have released a new video for their Star Wars game. It focuses on BD-1, the loveable droid that will help Cal Kestis throughout his adventure in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

We do see new footage from several cutscenes featuring BD-1, but the video mainly highlights how the developers over at Respawn Entertainment made him a loveable droid that fits into the Star Wars universe. They discuss difficulties in getting BD-1 to express emotion, and how they ultimately got him to emote through head motions and dog-like actions. BD-1 can also ride on Cal Kestis’ back, something the developers say was inspired by Luke carrying Yoda on Dagobah. The likes of R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB8 are definitely hard to contend with, but Respawn seems to be putting in the effort to give BD-1 enough of a personality to stand toe to toe with them. It also helps players during gameplay by scanning the environment and giving health packs, so BD-1 is an integral part of the experience.

With The Mandalorian, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Star Wars Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker all releasing over the next couple of months, fall 2019 seems very exciting as a Star Wars fan. You can check out the new video about BD-1 below. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will finally release for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 15, 2019. Those of you interested in pre-ordering can do so on Amazon right now.

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Tomas Franzese

Tomas Franzese is a News Editor at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.

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