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Not long from now in a Galaxy pretty close by, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will finally be out in the wild and available for all good Star Wars fans everywhere to dive into. In fact, developer Respawn has just announced that the game has gone gold - well ahead of the November 15 release date.
When a game "goes gold", it means that the product can finally be played all the way through and is of a high enough quality to be sent off for manufacturing. It's really the last big step to release, so this is surely great news for all the guys and girls who've been toiling away on the upcoming Star Wars adventure for the past few years.
Respawn announced the exciting news over on Twitter, writing that they " can't wait for you to embark on this adventure across the Galaxy with us." I have to say, I'm equally thrilled at the prospect of finally being able to sink my teeth into a new single-player, story driven Star Wars game. God knows it's been a while.
We recently got the chance to go hands-on with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and were mightily impressed with what we played. Star Wars superfan Mark Foster had tons of praise for the adventure, noting that it has the potential to be something truly special.
"If the stars align and the game's story match up with the wonderful combat, traversal and puzzling that we've seen, I'm quietly confident that this could be a defining Star Wars game of our era, maybe even ranking among the greatest in the fictional universe," he wrote.
The game's story certainly seems like it has plenty of dramatic potential to be fair, as we take on the role of a young Jedi who was forced to go into heading following the rise of the evil Empire, and the Emperor's infamous command that all Jedi be killed on sight.
The game takes place in that particularly dark period of Star Wars history between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, so I'm expecting plenty of twists, turns, betrayals, and very probably a bittersweet ending - not unlike Rogue One.
I'll be honest, given EA's handling of the Star Wars license so far, I've been carefully managing my expectations for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. But as we get closer and closer to that release date, I can't help but feel a deliriously excited little kid who just wants to play with a lightsaber again.
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