Jedi Fallen Order Release Date Confirmed At Star Wars Celebration

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Jedi Fallen Order Release Date Confirmed At Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order officially has platforms and a release date: it's coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15, 2019, developer Respawn Entertainment has announced. The date was revealed during the game's panel at this year's Star Wars Celebration event, where it was also confirmed that the PC version would be exclusively available on Origin. We also got a look at a trailer, although there was unfortunately no gameplay (and few details to be had in general).

We now know that players will take control of a young Padawan that escaped Order 66, the Emperor's decree to wipe out all Jedi--even the younglings in training. You can read more about Jedi Fallen Order's story here. A day before the panel, Respawn confirmed Jedi Fallen Order has no microtranactions and is single-player only.

Although Respawn is known primarily for developing first-person shooters such as the Titanfall series and, more recently, the battle royale hit Apex Legends, Jedi Fallen Order is a is more focused on melee combat. In 2014, God of War 3 director Stig Asmussen joined Respawn, bringing some third-person action expertise to the studio.

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order's Main Character Played By Gotham, Shameless Actor

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Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order's Main Character Played By Gotham, Shameless Actor

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order follows the story of a Padawan that escaped the Emperor's ruthless extermination of the Jedi, and developer Respawn Entertainment has brought in actor Cameron Monaghan to portray its main character, Cal Kestis. Fans were introduced to Kestis and Monaghan during the Jedi Fallen Order panel held at this year's Star Wars Celebration.

Monaghan is known for starring as Ian Gallagher in the TV series Shameless and, more recently, has made a name for himself playing Jerome and Jeremiah Valeska, a version of DC's iconic villain Joker in the Batman prequel series Gotham.

His character, Cal Kestis, is on a journey to overcome the tragic events of his past while also attempting to complete his training to become a full-fledged Jedi. Of course, he's also fighting for his life, as the Empire and its Inquisitors have been empowered by Order 66 to wipe out the Jedi, and they're after him.

Jedi Fallen Order Has No Microtransactions Or Multiplayer

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Respawn boss Vince Zampella has confirmed that Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order is a story-driven, single-player game. There will be no multiplayer to speak of, and no microtransactions either, which means the game will be bucking a few recent trends in favor of delivering players a focused narrative.

On the Star Wars Celebration Day 1 live stream, Zampella said, [Jedi: Fallen Order] is a single-player story gameā€¦ No multiplayer, no microtransactions. It's a story game." Zampella's words were met with applause and shouts of joy.

[Update: Saturday's Jedi Fallen Order panel has concluded, having brought us both the first trailer and a release date: The game is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 15. There were also some high-level details shared about the story and its protagonist, but we didn't get a look at gameplay and learn a whole lot about what the game plays like. The panel was light on information overall.]

Huge Xbox Sale Begins, 500+ Games And DLC Discounted

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It's the beginning of Spring (or Autumn in other parts of the world), and to celebrate, Microsoft has kicked off a huge sale for Xbox One and Xbox 360 games and related content.

The Spring Sale, as it's called, offers discounts up to 65 percent on more than 500 Xbox One and Xbox 360 digital games and extra content. As part of the sale, there are 95 Xbox One games available for $10 or under. And to make things sweeter, Xbox Live Gold members can save even more (up to 10 percent extra), while new Xbox Live Gold members can sign up for only $1 and also receive 1,000 coins for Apex Legends. The Xbox Game Pass $1 introductory offer also continues for new subscribers as part of the Spring Sale.

In addition to games, some Xbox One consoles, like the Fallout 76 Xbox One X bundle, are $100 off, while the custom Xbox Design Lab controllers are $5 off. The Spring Sale runs until April 22, so you'll have to act relatively quick to get in on the savings.