Star Wars fans everywhere are majorly excited to experience the all-new single-player adventure game “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” which is coming out in only a few months! And as one can imagine, playing as a padawan forced into hiding, one might encounter game-play that could be a little violent. In fact, it might be fair to think that it could become a bloody mess as you wield your lightsaber around in the virtual world of the game. Well, think again, because Disney specifically made sure the game would have none of this.
In “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” players take on the role of Cal, who embarks on a journey to finish his Jedi training while fending off pursuing Galactic Empire forces. If you haven’t already guessed, fending off perusing Galactic Empire forces requires physical combat, which would largely include that of a lightsaber.
As we all know, lightsabers are more than capable of dismembering and amputating foes in battle. However, Disney mandated that no such acts of violence are to be depicted within any Star Wars franchise, including “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.”
Drewy Carvin, a story artist for “The Clone Wars” TV series, recently shared that Disney has strict rules for such scenarios. “One of the rules we were given was to always hide the cut in case of decapitation,” said Carvin. “And never show blood. The burn of the Lightsaber is supposed to cauterize it instantly.”
Respawn Entertainment will be working under similar rules when it comes to developing “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order,” which is why there will be no human dismemberment in the game. However, players will be able to dismember other types of enemies, including that of giant spiders and robots.
“Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” is out this November for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.