EA Celebrates Star Wars on May the 4th, Jedi: Fallen Order Gamplay Confirmed for E3

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will show off the gameplay reveal at E3 2019, according to a series of May the 4th celebratory EA Twitter posts.

May 4, 2019

Are you deep in on your Star Wars celebration for the now-iconic May the 4th psuedo-holiday? You are in good company–publisher EA isn’t holding back on the event. To celebrate May the 4th, Electronic Arts has unveiled a new special event for Battlefront II, fan-favorite titles being introduced to the Origin Access Vault, and — most importantly — when we can expect gameplay reveal from the upcoming Respawn Entertainment title, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

News comes by way of publisher EA directly, who took to Twitter using the #MayThe4thBeWithYou hashtag. The publisher took a four-tier approach in announcing everything that they were doing today, starting with nearly doubling the Star Wars titles available in the EA Origin Access Vault. These include the following games:

  • Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Battlefront II (2005)
  • Republic Commando
  • Rogue Squadron 3D
  • Dark Forces
  • Shadows of the Empire
  • X-Wing Alliance
  • Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
  • Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
  • Starfighter
  • Episode I Racer
  • Rebellion

The standout titles in the bunch seem to be the PS2 titles Starfighter and Battlefront II that are well-regarded as some of the best of the series’ games in existence. With that said, Jedi Academy is nothing to sneeze at:

On the other end, what kind of publisher would EA be if they weren’t plugging their current supported Star Wars titles? With this in mind, they announced that Princess Leia from Star Wars: A New Hope would be available in Battlefront II beginning today and ending on May the 6th — err… May 6th.

Likely the most important bit to readers on the site is their third way they are celebrating May the 4th: offering up some more detail into Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. While we don’t specifically get any news on the game, we do get confirmation that we will see the gameplay reveal in June alongside E3 and the Electronic Arts separate event, EA Play. While this was expected given that Jedi: Fallen Order is among one of the most anticipated titles for EA, it is still always great to get an affirmative confirmation.

Last but not least, EA confirmed they are ending the EA Star Wars Xbox Giveaway promotion they have been running for some time now. If you are interested in winning an Xbox One X, a copy of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and some Star Wars merch, make sure to put in your submission before tonight:

Even without EA, Star Wars is without a doubt having a tremendous year in 2019 — thanks to the opening of new theme park attractions, games, and films.

If you are doing your own Star Wars celebration, let us know how you are spending it in the comments below.

Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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