Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Will Feature "Thoughtful" Lightsaber Combat, Other Gameplay Details Revealed

After a thrilling demo for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Respawn shared a few more details on what to expect from combat and gameplay.

As the next major Star Wars title to release later this year, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order made a big splash with an exciting 15-minute demo for the game at EA Play 2019. Outside of the first glimpse of gameplay shown in the trailer, Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella and Stig Asmussen shared plenty more on what to expect from the title.

As far as combat is concerned, Asmussen said that the development team’s main goals for Fallen Order were to make it feel satisfying, with host Greg Miller noting the weight and heft that the lightsabers feel as shown in the demo. Specifically, Asmussen said that they wanted to have “thoughtful combat” that gives plenty of options, as players will be able to slash, parry, and dodge while taking on enemies.

As seen in the gameplay demo, Force powers will also play heavily into the combat as players can utilize the traditional Force push and pull to move enemies or pull them in closer. However, one of the new powers they are incorporating is the new “Force slow” ability, which will let players slow down time dramatically. Asmussen said that this new ability will act as the “glue” between the player’s other Force abilities and how to combine them with other combat techniques.

Zampella and Asmussen confirmed that Fallen Order will feature plenty of traditional Star Wars enemies that we’ve come to know from the films such as Stormtroopers, Scout Troopers, and more. However, Fallen Order will also feature a new enemy type called Purge Troopers, which were shown in the demo and created specifically for the game. Purge Troopers are a new type of enemy that are trained specifically to engage with Jedi and take them out mercilessly, and will present some unique challenges against Cal’s Jedi abilities.

It was also detailed by Zampella and Asmussen that the droid character seen in the trailer is named “BD-1,” which stands for “Buddy Droid” and was partially inspired by BT from Titanfall 2. Aside from being your adorable droid companion, BD-1 will also assist the player by being able to scan the environment for important story details or clues, and can also provide the player with health-restoring stimpaks from time to time.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15, 2019, and you can pre-order the game on Amazon now.

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Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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