The long wait is over. You can finally play Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and see the fruits of Respawn’s labour. You can read our extensive review here and see what our resident Star Wars expert, James, thought of the game. Fallen Order tells the story of Cal Kestis, a Padawan hiding from the Empire in the wake of Order 66.
The game takes place across a number of planets in the Star Wars canon and features Dark Souls-lite combat, Uncharted and Tomb Raider style exploration and some light Metroidvania mechanics.
Being set in the Star Wars universe, it’s always interesting to see which planets are included and where the action takes place. In Jedi Fallen Order there are five main explorable planets.
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Jedi Fallen Order begins on Bracca. Here, Cal is hiding from the Empire, trying to fit in and simply trying to get by.
Decommissioned ships from all over the galaxy are brought to the inhospitable world of Bracca in the Mid Rim to be salvaged, the components sold by the Scrapper Guild to the Empire and used to construct new weapons of war. In the time of the Clone Wars, the planet’s industrial base and close proximity to hyperspace lanes ensured it was the site of several fierce battles as both sides vied for the strategically important world.
The first proper planet you’ll visit in Jedi Fallen Order is Bogano. According to StarWars.com;
A remote planet located in the Outer Rim, Bogano remains a largely unexplored world due to the fact that it’s missing from most modern maps. With a surface dominated by vast mesas and sprawling wetlands, it is said the world was once the home of a quixotic Jedi Master and holds many as yet undiscovered secrets.
You’ll then head to Zeffo, which is described as;
A mountainous, water-rich world located in the Outer Rim, Zeffo was once home to a small community of archaeologists and pioneers who ventured there from the core worlds of the Republic. The peaceful community was disrupted and ultimately destroyed when the Galactic Empire rose to power, starting with the pillaging of historical sites and sacred tombs, which ended only after excavations failed to turn up anything of immediate military value.
Next up is Kashyyyk;
Kashyyyk is the Wookiee homeworld, covered in dense forest. While Wookiees build their homes in the planet’s trees, they are not a primitive species, and Kashyyyk architecture incorporates sophisticated technology.
One of the last battles of the Clone Wars was fought here under the leadership of Yoda, with Wookiees and clones battling the Separatist droid army — until the Emperor issued Order 66, commanding the clones to slaughter all Jedi. Yoda survived, however, with the help of natives Chewbacca and Tarfful, who used a hidden shuttle to evacuate the Jedi Master from the planet.
Fans of Clone Wars will be excited to travel to Dathomir;
A remote planet, Dathomir is drenched in blood-red light from its central star. The planet has continents overrun by twisted vegetation, with forests of bent trees burdened by large, cocoon-like fruit. Bordering dense swamplands is the massive stone fortresses of the Nightsisters, a witch clan.
The Nightsisters kept to themselves, but had on occasion been known to offer their services to those who piqued their interests. Far from the Nightsisters lived the Nightbrothers — a tattooed clan of Zabrak warriors were subservient to their female counterparts.
Finally, you’ll visit Ilum;
The most sacred world to the Jedi Order, the ancient planet Ilum is forever encased in ice, and whipped by biting winds. Hidden beneath the frozen surface is a Jedi Temple from the very dawn of the Order. It is here, within the legendary Crystal Caves, that Jedi initiates must undergo The Gathering.
The rite of passage, handed down over centuries, requires Jedi younglings to trust their instincts, overcome inner obstacles, and find the unique Ilum crystal that is attuned to their Force presence. Upon retrieving the crystal, a Jedi initiate begins the process of constructing his or her lightsaber, under the guidance of Professor Huyang.
Jedi Fallen Order is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.