With eleven Star Wars films, several animated shows, several live shows, books, comic books and video games all connected together to form one big official Star Wars canon (not to mention decades of new non-canon Star Wars books recently considered a book and show, officially labeled as "Legend") it can be very confusing following the entire Star Wars timeline and collecting pieces where it fits. So, when in the official timeline does the new Jedi EA Star Wars video game: Fallen Order take place?
So How's Canon Now?
Star Wars Jedi: The story of the Fallen Order appears right after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith – AKA Episode III. Chancellor Palpatine has issued Order 66, which basically regulates the mass execution of every Jedi in the galaxy and triggers the revival of the Empire (and the Emperor) as we see in Star Wars: A New Hope. A number of Jedi remain hiding in the galaxy, including Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Fallen Order protagonist, Cal Kestis, a young Jedi who has suppressed his Troop's ability, slipped his lightsaber, and took a job with the Empire, clearing collisions. ships and debris on a muddy trash planet.
Fallen Order (a video game set after Revenge of the Sith) was launched in the same week as The Mandalorian (a live-action TV show held after Return of the Jedi) and Resistance Reborn (a novel made after The Last Jedi) so don't & # 39; I feel bad when it is thrown around the time line and feel a little confused trying to follow it. Since obtaining an exclusive video game license, the majority of EA Star Wars video game output so far has focused on multi-player, arcade, and character sets and settings that are trapped together from all of Star Wars history. A narrative equivalent to a child playing with a group of Star Wars toys and making up his own story along the way. The exception, of course, is Star Wars Battlefront II 2017, a game that features an official short player campaign that takes place after the Return of the Jedi Battle in the Battle of Endor.
How Did the Story Begin?
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order begins with Cal using his Jedi skills in an emergency and being seen by the Empire, resulting in him bringing his lightsaber back to fight and reconnecting with the Force's training skills and abilities. At the time of the original Star Wars trilogy, and then, the Disney sequel trilogy that focused on Rey connected with Luke Skywalker and training with lightsaber and the Force, there were very few Jedi and characters that were sensitive to the Force inside. universe, so it remains to be seen where Cal ends when the Fallen Order story is wrapped up. But during the match, he lives and kicks the entire galaxy in which the Emperor and Darth Vader appear and the Jedi are a nearly destroyed group, with a few remaining still actively hunted as well.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order comes out on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 14. See IGN's final preview of the game here.
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