Watch The First Trailer For Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

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Watch The First Trailer For Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

During a panel for this year's Star Wars Celebration, EA and Respawn unveiled the first trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

The trailer is story-based, not showing actual gameplay but, according to director Stig Asmussen, using in-game assets. The trailer follows protagonist Cal, and we see a few shots of him traveling throughout the galaxy and fighting The Empire as a one of the few Jedi remaining after Order 66. He abides by three rules for survival: Don't stand out, accept the past, and trust only in the force.

Hideo Kojima And Norman Reedus To Discuss Death Stranding At Tribeca Film Festival

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Hideo Kojima And Norman Reedus To Discuss Death Stranding At Tribeca Film Festival

Last we heard of Kojima Productions' much-anticipated and very mysterious game Death Stranding it was behind schedule, which is not a good sign. It looks like creator Hideo Kojima is ready to give us another update in just a couple of weeks, though it may not be a major one.

Kojima and actor Norman Reedus (who stars in the game), along with The Game Awards' Geoff Keighley, are set to discuss the game for an hour at a panel at the Tribeca Film Festical on Thursday, April 25. The panel description says that "together, they [Kojima and Reedus] will discuss pushing the boundaries of the video game medium and talk about how their relationship has established over working on the title together."

The panel doesn't say any new gameplay or concepts will be revealed, and it's likely to be more of a "behind-the-scenes" discussion rather than a deluge of new info. Still, it's possible some new details might spill out of the panel, so if you're just dying to see what Death Stranding really is (something even several trailers haven't made completely clear), it might be worth marking April 25 on your calendar.

Assassin's Creed Creator Says Amsterdam 1666 Is Still Happening

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Assassin's Creed Creator Says Amsterdam 1666 Is Still Happening

Although Assassin's Creed creator Patrice Désilets and his studio Panache are currently working on Ancestors (you can find our impressions of a recent build of that game here), the studio originally wanted to work on Amsterdam 1666, a game set in that location and year that was something of a mix between Assassin's Creed's historical intrigue and Ancestors' animal-manipulating hook. While that project has since been officially canceled, Désilets hasn't given up on it completely.

Speaking with VG247, Désilets said Amsterdam 1666 is still happening. "For sure, Amsterdam 1666 is gonna happen," he told them. He also mentioned that Ancestors, which also has players controlling different animals, could work as a proof-of-concept of sorts to further refine many of the concepts shown in an off-screen gameplay video of Amsterdam 1666 shown a few years ago.

The game was the subject of a protracted legal battle between Désilets and Ubisoft, after the two parties had a dispute over the project's development and Ubisoft decided to cancel development and terminate Désilets. 

What To Watch This Weekend: League Of Legends, Apex Legends, And Tekken 7

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What To Watch This Weekend: League Of Legends, Apex Legends, And Tekken 7

We've got a cavalcade of competition this weekend! Shootin' and fightin' reign supreme as League has its biggest NA match of the season.

The League of Legends North American LCS comes to a head this weekend as Team SoloMid takes on Team Liquid to determine the champion of the League league. Should be exciting! (Stream / Schedule)

Meanwhile, the Overwatch League continues, with eight more matches happening across today and tomorrow. (Stream / Schedule)

Rumor: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order To Release On November 15

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Rumor: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order To Release On November 15

Respawn Entertainment can't catch a break with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Two days ago, Amazon accidentally posted concept art from the game on its site, and now it appears a pin that will be given away at today's panel, has a November 15 release date printed on its back.

The image is making the rounds on Twitter, landing on various accounts like @Nibellion. You can see the image below, which would be an odd thing to doctor up, but we've seen people fabricate strange things, so take it with a grain of salt:

Looks like Jedi Fallen Order will be available on November 15 pic.twitter.com/hyUGUfWexL

Take A Tour Of Star Wars Celebration

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Take A Tour Of Star Wars Celebration

Day Two: The talk of the show was Star Wars: Episode IX (now known as The Rise of Skywalker). Even before the Episode IX panel kicked off at 11 a.m., fans were gossiping about what they might see in the footage. Once the trailer was shown, the discussion transitioned to speculation. Who is the Skywalker mentioned in the title? Is the Emperor really back? It was awesome to be a part of some of these talks, and just being around the enthusiasm from fans was electric.

Since my day was bogged down with appointments and having to jet off to write stories, I didn't get to take many pictures, but I hope to focus on that for a few hours tomorrow. From what I could tell, the lines were maybe even longer today, given more people were at the show. Getting the exclusive merchandise is a time commitment. On the plus side, The Star Wars Show stage has great viewing lines from within the convention hall and great audio too. All of the big stars from the Episode IX panel came out to chat and shoot t-shirts to the crowd.

Here are the images I captured on day two:

Actress Teases Existence Of Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel

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Actress Teases Existence Of Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel

When Horizon Zero Dawn released a few years ago in 2017, the new IP from the makers of Killzone shocked and delighted players to the tune of 10 million copies. It would be absolutely no surprise to find out that the game is getting a sequel and thus it's absolutely no surprise to hear it be teased through one of the actresses involved in the first game.

According to a post on Reddit, a fan at the Star Wars Celebration talked to actress Janina Gavankar, who most players might remember the protagonist of Star Wars: Battlefront II's single-player campaign. Gavankar also played the character Tatai in Horizon's Frozen Wilds DLC, which prompted the fan to thank her for getting them into the game by talking about it.

“Just wait until you see the sequel,” Gavankar replied in a now removed Twitch clip. “You’re gonna die. I know some secrets. You’re gonna die.” The clip is mirrored here.

Weekend Warrior – Baba Is Winter Is Coming

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Weekend Warrior – Baba Is Winter Is Coming

In the spirit of Game of Thrones' return, winter is coming to Minnesota one last time. We will be using that as an excuse to hole up and play some games this weekend! There will be a lot of The Division 2 going on, but a smattering of other games in there for good measure.

There's also going to be lots of Star Wars talk this weekend. We already got the new movie trailer, and a tease of Respawn's Fallen Order with more to come. There's a lot happening. What are you getting up to? You excited to see which of your favorite characters is going to bite the dust in Game of Thrones? You going to play cool video games and forget television exists? Let us know in the comments! Please.

Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner) – Do I really need to say anything? STAR WARS! ALL. WEEKEND. LONG. Also, that Episode IX trailer is ridiculously cool. Can’t wait!

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Is A Single-Player Game With No Microtransactions

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Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order Is A Single-Player Game With No Microtransactions

Lucasfilm's The Star Wars Show is broadcasting live from a stage set in the heart of Star Wars Celebration, and is delivering exclusive one-on-one interviews with the cast of Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, the creators of Vader Immortal, and Respawn's CEO Vince Zampella, who will likely be on in the day's ahead as well when he has more to share about Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.

Zampella didn't want to reveal much ahead of the game's official reveal (tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. CT), but did light up the crowd by saying "It's a single-player story with no multiplayer and no microtransactions. It's a story game." The "no microtranactions line" brought a big cheer. Jedi: Fallen Order is set in the dark times shortly after Emperor Palpatine initiated Order 66 – his command to wipe out all of the Jedi.

We'll have complete coverage of Jedi: Fallen Order as the panel unfolds tomorrow. You can see Zampella on The Star Wars Show below at the 3:07:43 mark:

J.J. Abrams Confirms A Character's Unexpected Return For Star Wars: Episode IX

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J.J. Abrams Confirms A Character's Unexpected Return For Star Wars: Episode IX

Today Lucasfilm released the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX (AKA The Rise Of Skywalker) and with it fans are already a flutter, with theories and rumors sweeping across Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. However, J.J. Abrams has already uncharacteristically confirmed one of those theories hinted at in the trailer. If you want to go into Episode IX absolutely blind, turn back now. We're jumping into spoiler space, friends.

Okay. So, at the end of this teaser, the familiar, spine-tingling cackle of Ian McDiarmid's Emperor Palpatine can be heard. Abrams has confirmed that the voice is indeed Ian McDiarmid and that Palpatine is returning in The Rise Of Skywalker. Empire Magazine digital editor-in-chief got the confirmation from J.J. Abrams himself:

In case there’s any lingering ambiguity from the trailer (and McDiarmid’s appearance at the panel!), I can 100% confirm that Palpatine is back in The Rise Of Skywalker as I just asked JJ. He’s thrilled - and slightly incredulous- that McDiarmid’s presence on set didn’t leak. pic.twitter.com/qDzPQagXSW