New Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Trailer Hints at a Forgotten Secret of the Jedi

New Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Trailer Hints at a Forgotten Secret of the Jedi

The Empire wants whatever MacGuffin Cal Kestis is searching for.

"We're done hiding, Cal." The new story trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Respawn Entertainment's upcoming single-player game, is all about clashing with the Empire.

Set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, the time period of Fallen Order isn't great for its Force sensitive hero, Cal Kestis. Cal's knowledge of the Jedi's ways make him a target for Inquisitors, Dark Side warriors who hunt down Jedis for the Empire. As soon as an Inquisitor is on your trail, hiding won't cut it.

In the new trailer, we get a good look at some of the planets Cal will travel to in Fallen Order, along with the secrets they hold. In one sequence, we see Cal navigating an ancient temple while an Inquisitor says Cal is looking for something "precious to the Empire." The trailer cuts to Cal wiping away a layer of grime on the symbol for the Jedi Order, and the implication becomes clear: Cal's more than just a Force sensitive lad with a lightsaber. It looks like he knows about something the old Jedi Order left behind.

Whether or not Cal's Jedi quest aligns with the needs of his newfound Rebel pals doesn't really matter so long as they're all being hunted by the Empire. Towards the end of the trailer we see Cal engaged in combat with some typically pissed-off Star Wars megafauna, but the real threats along his path are the Empire's military elite. We see Cal and an Inquisitor engaged in a good old-fashioned lightsaber battle, locking blades on a rainy night right as a spaceship pulls up on them both. It looks like it's the ship commandeered by Cal's Rebel allies, but whoever the pilot has it out for is presumably at risk of getting a face full of blaster fire.

In USG's hands-on impressions from E3 2019, Mike Williams said Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order reminded him of action-adventure games like Uncharted mixed with combat reminiscent of the God of War reboot. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 15. For more information, head over to our guide to everything we've learned about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order so far.

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