The first Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay is here and it has the cutest droid

Feast your eyes on the first Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (opens in new tab) gameplay, all 3.5 seconds of it. EA and Respawn Entertainment have shown us the teensiest of teases of the single-player Star Wars game in action via a Twitter video that’s so short it could probably fit under the old 140 character limit. Still, as one of the most-anticipated E3 2019 games (opens in new tab), we’ll take whatever Fallen Order morsels we can get.

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The gameplay comes in two snippets: the first shows main character Cal Kestis leaning down to let his droid friend BD-1 climb onto his back, probably because BD-1’s adorable chicken-bot limbs can’t carry him quite as fast as Kestis’ great striding man-stalks. “Come on, buddy,” Kestis says, and BD-1 responds with a few whistled chirps. The whistles sound less synthesized than what I’m used to hearing from droids like R2-D2 and BB-8; at first, I thought Cal was whistling to the droid like he was calling for a dog.

The second snippet shows Kal climbing up some grating (thank goodness the Empire’s taste in architecture is so scaleable) as a pair of TIE fighters roar overhead. It looks like somebody’s keeping watch out over the area Cal just came from. If I know my third-person action adventure games, Cal’s about to pop up and throw that poor jerk over the edge without a second thought.

This tease arrived a few hours after Game Informer (opens in new tab) previewed its own look at the game in its next issue, including this lovely cover art that confirms the game will have a damn Sarlacc Pit – like the one Boba Fett fell into in Return of the Jedi. What more could you want?

Make sure you check out our EA E3 2019 (opens in new tab) predictions for more on what we could see of Fallen Order and beyond. Then watch our latest Release Radar for a preview of everything big in games and entertainment next week.

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