At this year’s Star Wars Celebration the creative team behind Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order took to the stage to debut the game’s first trailer and discuss Star Wars’ newest Jedi: Cal Kestis.In Fallen Order, a single-player, combat-focussed game, you play as Cal Kestis (voiced by Gotham’s Cameron Monaghan) a Jedi-in-training who managed to escape Order 66 and who is now on the run and working to keep his identity as a Force sensitive secret from a group of Purge Troopers – elite Storm Troopers specifically trained to fight Jedi – who are on the hunt for him.While Cal shows off a variety of Force abilities suggesting that he was rather far along in his studies of the Force, the game’s development team teased that the lightsaber seen in the trailer might not be his and, over the course of the story, it’s going to change and evolve.Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order hits stores November 15.
Carrie Fisher’s sudden death in 2016 surprised the entire world, but it hit the Star Wars fandom particularly hard given the actress’ connection to the franchise and the plans for General Leia Organa’s involvement in future films.After initial uncertainty whether Fisher would appear in Episode IX, it was eventually announced that Leia would, in fact, return, and at this year’s Star Wars Celebration, The Rise of Skywalker director J. J. Abrams spoke candidly about how that’s going to happen.Speaking on a panel about the upcoming film, Abrams explained how, rather than using CGI to recreate Fisher’s likeness, her scenes in The Rise of Skywalker will all be crafted from unused footage of the actress pulled from both The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi:What are you gonna do?You can’t recast that part, and you’re not just going to have her disappear.The idea was what if we could write scenes around her, so she could be in the movie, and we have her performance.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's story, star Cameron Monaghan, a trailer and its release date of Nov. 15, 2019 were revealed during a Saturday panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.A trailer has hit, as has news that actor Cameron Monaghan of Shameless and Gotham will star in the game as a Padawan named Cal Kestis who who escaped Order 66 and finds himself in mortal danger immediately after the events of Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith.The new teaser shows his character on the run, trusting no one.Respawn boss Vince Zampella confirmed Saturday that the game will be a single-player story game with no multiplayer function or microtransactions.It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Nov. 15."Many Star Wars fans, ourselves included, are really interested in the dark times, so we wanted to explore that mysterious, dangerous period," said Stig Asmussen, a game director at Respawn as part of the announcement.
If you've ever wanted to literally step into the world of Star Wars, you'll be able to with the new Disney Parks attraction Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.According to new details revealed during a Galaxy's Edge panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago, fans will be able to drink blue milk and soda out of thermal detonators, customize lightsabers and listen to new music from the Modal Nodes band in the upcoming Disney Parks attraction.CNET reporter Sean Keane attended the panel and live-tweeted updates.Two main elements of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge include The Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.Rise of the Resistance will drop guests into the middle of a battle between Leia Organa's Resistance and the dark First Order.More revealed by Disney and Lucasfilm at the panel:
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is getting a big reveal Saturday during Star Wars Celebration Chicago.Little is known about the game so far, under development by Titanfall and Apex Legends-developer Respawn Entertainment.That should change when the panel goes live on the EA Star Wars Twitch account, which will start at 11:30 a.m. PT, 2:30 p.m.ET and 7:30 p.m. UK.We've embedded the stream at the top of this story too, which will update as announcements are revealed.The game is known to take place in the fallout of Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, focusing on a surviving Padawan following the issue of Order 66 -- a military command that led to the slaughter of the majority of the Jedi and Force-sensitive individuals from the era.
First announced back in September, we've now been treated to our first look at the Vader Immortal game arriving alongside the Oculus Quest when it launches in the coming weeks.We've embedded the trailer below, which was shown off as part of the Star Wars Celebration event in the US.It looks like the action is set on Vader's home base at Mustafar, which featured in the Rogue One movie.From the two minutes of footage we've got, it seems you're a prisoner inside the base and you need to get out.Apparently you've got a droid to help you out – and a lightsaber.As we already know, these are interactive stories rather than games per se, but the trailer does give us a glimpse of some combat and some climbing, so there will be plenty of interaction as well as story.
It’s a single-player story-based game coming this fall from Respawn, with no microtransactions and no loot boxes, said Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn, onstage at the reveal panel at Disney’s Star Wars Celebration in Chicago moments ago.It’s going to be the second major launch this year from Respawn, which released the free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends in February.That game got more than 50 million downloads in its first month.Zampella said he had the “honor” of helping to create some of the best-known video games — Medal of Honor, Call of Duty, Titanfall, Apex Legends — and now he is equally proud to be making Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order.It looks like it’s going to be a deep game that the old LucasArts fans in everyone will appreciate.That’s where the pitch for the game started.
Respawn Entertainment showed off their upcoming game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, during a reveal event at Star Wars Celebration today in Chicago.It is coming out on November 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.Fallen Order will focus on combat.The debut trailer highlights the title’s story, and it shows Cal hiding and trying to survive in an Empire-run galaxy.It certainly has a lot of stuff you expect from Star Wars: aliens, droids, lightsabers, and a baddie wearing black.The debut panel also introduced actor Cameron Monaghan, who will be playing the part of Cal through voice work and performance capture.
A day after the big Episode IX reveal, Disney and subsidiary Lucas film announced that it will be donating $1.5 million to FIRST .The non-profit group was founded by Dean Kamen in 1989 to help teach STEM through initiatives like robotics competitions.Disney’s money will go to provide education and outreach to the underserved communities on which FIRST focuses.Details are pretty thin on precisely what the partnership will entail, but Disney’s certainly got a lot to gain from this sort of outreach — and Lucasfilm knows a thing or two about robots.The Star Wars: Force for Change announcement was made in conjunction with Lucasfilm’s annual Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.Yesterday the event hosted a panel with the cast of the upcoming film that included a teaser trailer and title reveal.
At long last, we have our first real glimpse of Star Wars: Vader Immortal.The first proper glimpse of the game was revealed at the Star Wars Celebration event in Chicago today.There’s a lot to unpack, but let’s start with the good news; the experience is coming to the Oculus Rift S too.It had previously been announced as a launch exclusive for Oculus’ other headset, Quest.It’s not clear if the app will launch on both headsets at the same time or come to Rift S a little later on.Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff.
It may not be the Millennium Falcon, but United Airlines plans to debut planes with a Star Wars look this fall.During Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, United Airlines said it will introduce special Star Wars-themed livery for its airplanes to promote the release of The Rise of Skywalker, the latest Star Wars movie.The Star Wars livery will be on United's fleet of Boeing 737-800 planes."The aircraft will be exploring the 'domestic galaxy' and will not be assigned a specific route, meaning customers across the US may have the opportunity to travel on this unique plane," an United spokesperson told SFGate on Friday.As part of the promotion, United is giving away two tickets to the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."At United, our mission is to connect people and unite the world, which is exactly what the Star Wars franchise has epically done for more than four decades," United Airlines said in a statement.
For those of you who loved 2017’s awesome post-apocalyptic role-playing robot-riding extravaganza Horizon Zero Dawn, actress Janina Gavankar just confirmed that a sequel is in the works.We don’t know any more as yet, but I know I want it now.Gavankar — best known as Iden Versio from Star Wars: Battlefront 2‘s story mode — played DLC character Tatai in Horizon Zero Dawn.She has expressed great appreciation for developer Guerrilla Games and was also apparently a fan of the game even before appearing in it.So it’s probably not a surprise that, when an appreciative fan approached her at Star Wars Celebration, she effused about the game, saying, “Just wait until you see the sequel.You’re gonna die!” The comments were captured on a Twitch clip that’s since been deleted, and transcribed in this Reddit post.
Rey, Finn, BB-8 and Poe Dameron have been on an epic journey since 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.And in December, their adventure -- along with the entire Skywalker saga of nine movies -- will meet some kind of conclusion when Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker comes to theaters.Here's everything we know so far.The first teaser trailer is here, fresh off of the the Star Wars Episode 9 panel at Star Wars Celebration Chicago on April 12.Many of the actors announced the end of production on social media, and director Abrams tweeted a photo of Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac embracing as shooting ended in February.However, unlike the director change that befell Solo, where Ron Howard took over the project after original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller were in production for six months, Abrams began work on the project during preproduction.
Industrial Light & Magic’s xLab showed off a new trailer for Star Wars: Vader Immortal at Star Wars Celebration, giving the first real look at the gameplay and story for the long-awaited VR experience that the company is working on together with Oculus.Officially titled Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series — Episode I, the VR title will be the first of three episodes telling a new story written by David S. Goyer (centered around Darth Vader, of course).Players will take on the role of a smuggler pulled out of hyperspace near Mustafar, where they come in conflict with the Dark Lord of the Sith himself.And while the details of that conflict aren’t quite clear yet, it seems that players will be able to wield a lightsaber, and possibly even duel against Vader along the way.From a gameplay perspective, the ILMxLab is clear that this isn’t just a simple VR movie — it’s a fully interactive title, which the trailer showcases as players climb the side of the citadel and use tools.The main storyline of Vader Immortal — Episode I is said to take between 45 minutes to an hour to play through, but the title will also include a standalone “Lightsaber Dojo” mode for more open-ended gameplay.
It’s going to be a big weekend for Star Wars, as Star Wars Celebration 2019 is currently being held in Chicago.While Disney has already revealed some key information about the next Star Wars movie, Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker, the movies aren’t the only focus of the weekend.Tomorrow, we’ll also be learning more about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, an upcoming game from the folks at Respawn Entertainment.Little is known about Fallen Order at the moment, so tomorrow will essentially be the official reveal of the game.Before that can happen, though, concept art for the game has leaked out.It obviously doesn’t give away too much – how much can a single piece of art tell us?
I met Darth Vader on Thursday.The encounter happened in Vader Immortal, a VR experience from Lucasfilm interactive entertainment branch ILMxLab, at Star Wars Celebration Chicago.Coming off the noisy show floor into the booth, I was pretty skeptical as an Oculus Quest headset and set of headphones were placed on my head, and controllers thrust into my hands.Apparently I'm a smuggler who's been pulled out of hyperspace and dragged off to meet the Dark Lord of the Sith (played by Scott Lawrence, who recently played Yeager in Star Wars Resistance).Vader strides in and demands that I open some kind of an artifact, which requires me to test out my basic hand movements to push a switch.A training remote (like the ball Luke Skywalker faces off against in A New Hope) pops out of the floor and blasts at me.
Darth Vader needs your help.That’s the set up for Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series—Episode I, a new VR experience developed by ILMxLab for Oculus platforms telling a canon story set between Episodes III and IV.We got a chance to demo the product at Star Wars Celebration in Chicago and, let us tell you, being Darth Vader’s helper isn’t easy.In the Celebration demo, you start as a smuggler who’s captured by the Empire, brought to Mustafar, and told to perform one simple task... or die.The device looks a bit like a holocron, and with a few taps of the Oculus trigger, it’s opened.He has been watching you and is convinced you are the person he’s been looking for: a Force-sensitive person who can help him acquire a mysterious device called the Bright Star.
The biggest villain in Star Wars history is making a comeback.The trailer for Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker ends with the chilling cackle of none other than Emperor Palpatine, rising from the grave to threaten a new generation of heroes.Watch the Rise of Skywalker trailer here:The Episode 9 trailer was revealed at Star Wars Celebration on Friday, and when the lights came back on the audience was stunned to see actor Ian McDiarmid standing on stage.McDiarmid played the evil Palpatine in the original trilogy and the prequels, but hasn't been seen since -- Palpatine was long dead by the time of The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker.In the prequels, Palpatine was the ambitious galactic senator who provoked a war and perverted the Galactic Republic.
Star Wars Celebration 2019 is underway in Chicago, and Disney is starting to deal the details about Star Wars Episode 9 that many of us were looking forward to.Today, the company revealed the full title for Episode 9, which will wrap up the Skywalker Saga more than 40 years after it first started with A New Hope.Perhaps it shouldn’t be too surprising, then, that the full title for Episode 9 references the family at the center of this franchise.Before we continue forward, we should let you know that this article will contain some major spoilers for The Last Jedi, so if you haven’t seen it yet, you might want to stop reading.With that out of the way, Disney revealed today that the full title of Episode 9 will be Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.The company, of course, didn’t go into detail about what that title means, and on the surface at least, it’s a little confusing given the events of The Last Jedi.
The annual Star Wars Celebration fan event kicked off in Chicago over the weekend, with Friday’s highly anticipated panel for Star Wars: Episode IX revealing the first trailer for the film and its official title.Every generation has a legend.Watch the brand-new teaser for Star Wars: EpisodeIX.— Star Wars (@starwars) April 12, 2019Along with delivering the first footage from the film, the title was revealed to be Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.The Episode IX panel was hosted by late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert — a well-documented fan of the sci-fi saga — and was attended by Star Wars cast and creative teams past and present.