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Every Star Wars fan has, at some point or another in their life, dreamt of having their own lightsaber. It's totally a thing and it's totally cool so shut up mum. As any franchise aficionado will tell you, you don't just get a lightsaber, you've got to earn it, to build it with your own two hands. It's an integral part of becoming a Jedi Knight.
Sadly, many of us never got to actually make our own laser sword due to the technological limitations of our stupid planet, and the fact that Star Wars is, y'know, not real. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I was devastated too. But fear not ye nerds, as it has been confirmed that lightsaber customisation is going to be a part of the upcoming game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and from what we can tell, it's going to be pretty extensive.
At a recent hands-on event with the game in LA, we discovered that you can shape protagonist Cal Kestis' lightsaber to your very own specifications using workbenches you find around the levels in the game and aboard your ship, the Mantis Blade. But that's not even the best part; check this out.
Customisation, is broken down into four catagories; colour, emitter, switch, and sleeve and material. Yes you read that right, you can customise the colour of the blade. Neat huh? Now it must be said that in the build we played, we only know of two possible colours for the saber - blue and green. Could the full game feature a full rainbow of colours for you to tinker with to your heart's content? It certainly seems likely (although you'll have to keep those colours canonical folks, this is EA and Disney after all).
The rest of the options are also pretty self-explanatory; emitter is the opening where the business end of the pointing and stabbing gets done, switch is the uhh... switch that turns the stabbing on or off, while the sleeve and material, pertains to the overall look of the thing, with various sleeve and material options available to make the stabbing more jazzy. I'm trying to find ways to make them sound more obvious than they are here. Can you tell?
It seems like the materials needed to craft a legendary blade of your own design are found entirely within the world of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, in chests smattered around the various levels. So no microtransactions and no loot boxes. Or so it seems at time of writing (sadly, there's every chance that could change because video games).
Now before I let you go, as if all that weren't enough, you can also do surface level customisation to Cal himself with a variety of ponchos, jackets and colour pallets for his clobber, too. Your trusty droid BD-1 gets an array of sweet paint jobs to choose between, as does your interstellar runabout the Mantis Blade. That's all we clocked during our time with the game, but there's every chance there could be even more. Another story for another time, I'm sure you'll agree.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is going to be force jumping itself onto shelves on November 15th on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.
Featured Image Credit: EA / Respawn Entertainment
Topics: Jedi: Fallen Order
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