Unfortunately, for players hoping to slice and dice your opponent in EA’s upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, you’ll be left sorely disappointed as the game will not allow the removal of limbs from other human characters by way of lightsabers.
According to a preview from IGN, senior designer of Fallen Order, Justin Perez, has said the game will not feature lightsaber dismemberment of any kind for humanoid characters. Sure, Cal Kestis’ lightsabers might leave scorch marks on enemies after he’s done slicing into them but they will still remain in one piece.
Given that the chopping off of various body parts has become something of a trope for the Star Wars series, some fans were undoubtedly disappointed at how PG this new game turned out to be.
Perez clarified that the dismemberment will work in select cases, such as with droids, spiders, and basically any being with limbs that can be lopped off, “but not humanoids” Perez reiterated.
For those who were wondering about the lack of human dismemberment, IGN then goes on to state that fans can pin the blame for that on the “Disney branding folks” which makes quite a bit of sense. Disney has always been known for its family-friendly content and with them owning the Star Wars franchise, it is little surprise that they have applied the family-friendliness to Fallen Order as well.
Despite the lack of human dismemberment, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is still shaping up to be one of the better video games in the Star Wars franchise and we are excited to see how it will fare post-launch.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is set to launch on November 15, 2019.