Off the back of its gameplay reveal at E3 2019, Respawn Entertainment has released an extended 26 minute walkthrough for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which select media could play during E3 2019.

The gameplay walkthrough was accompanied by a blog post from Stig, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Game Director which explained the extra features seen in the extended walkthrough, including how it draws from games like Metroid.

As you can see in the video below, the player experiences a set-piece the team refers to as a “Star Wars moment”, before briefly catching a glimpse of the planet hopping system, an example of upgrading and a glimpse of the Metroid inspired map.

” We spent months going back and forth discussing the best strategy to release this content, and ultimately decided for the first-look, it was critical to present a focused 15 minutes of raw, in-game footage highlighting lightsaber gameplay that speaks to the Jedi fantasy in an empowering way,” said Stig in the blog post.

Stig emphasised that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s level design is inspired by non-linear games like Metroid, Castlevania and the Souls series, featuring several planets to travel to with unique abilities and upgrades that unlock paths on other planets.

Our Thoughts

This 25 minute walkthrough and blog post gives us a better understanding about how Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will work throughout the campaign. As someone who just saw the 15 minute reveal from EA Play, it’s reassuring to see the game combining more non-linear environments with linear sequences like we see towards the end of the walkthrough (and which was shown at EA Play).

It turns out revealing a game is hard, but I’m much more excited for Fallen Order having watched this extended gameplay. It does raise the question about why EA didn’t just show the extra 10 minutes at EA Play, anyone who saw that broadcast knows it wasn’t due to time restrictions.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be available on 15 November for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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