Amy Hennig discusses Visceral's cancelled Star Wars game

Lawrence Kim
April 16, 2019

Hennig concluded her part on Jedi: Fallen Order by saying, "I don't have any insider knowledge, but there's a lot of reasons they could have adopted a new attitude for this". Set after the events of Star Wars: Episode 3 Revenge of the Sith, you play as Cal Kestis.

After dangling little more than a title before us for months, EA and Respawn Entertainment finally revealed more about their new Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen Order over the weekend. It sounds like it would have slotted directly into the official Star Wars canon, with some direction being taken straight from the films.

Players will need to approach enemies strategically, sizing up strengths and weaknesses while cleverly utilizing your Jedi training to overcome your opponents and solve the mysteries that lay in your path.

So what does the next phase of Star Wars look like? Project Ragtag's director Amy Hennig told Eurogamer more about the canceled game in an interview that followed shortly after EA started hyping up Respawn's upcoming project.

Fallen Order is a third-person action game where players can use lightsabers and other Force powers in melee situations, though what Zampella calls "thoughtful" combat.

Recent rumors suggested that Benioff and Weiss' Star Wars films could be set in The Old Republic, a popular time period in the Star Wars universe popularized by BioWare's Knights of the Old Republic game featuring iconic characters Darth Revan, Bastila Shan, and Darth Malak. The game is exclusively single-player and story-driven, with no microtransactions. As you unlock new powers and abilities, opportunities open up to re-traverse maps in new ways; leveraging the Force to augment the way you explore. In case you are unfamiliar with them, Inquisitors are tasked with hunting down the remnants of the Jedi after Order 66 was executed. As for the actual combat description?

Now, in a more intriguing update (also by Entertainment Weekly), it looks like Rian Johnson and Benioff and Weiss are all working together to craft the next phase of Star Wars.

It was lovely, it was raw and it had a weight to it that no other film in the series has been able to capture so far.

Weeks of hints, poster reveals and leaks preceded it, but Fallen Order's first trailer was unveiled at the Star Wars Celebration in Chicago.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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