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Is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order canon?

The Star Wars timeline is a complicated thing. After Disney acquired the rights to the franchise, the entertainment giant tried to wipe the Star Wars slate clean of all the weird, extra stories established by decades of extended universe material. This left us not quite sure what is canon to the Star Wars universe and what isn't. We do know, however, that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is 100% canon

The Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order story takes place just after Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith. At the end of that film, Emperor Palpatine executed Order 66, which effectively wiped out all the galaxy's Jedi, save for a few who were able to escape. One of those escapees is Cal Ketis, who was just a Padawan when the clone armies descended upon the Jedi. He's got some pretty basic Force powers, but he's nowhere near the might of a Jedi Master. So as you can see, the game fits snugly into the Star Wars universe. Not only that, production is being handled by the watchful eyes of Matt Martin of the Lucasfilm Story Group

Which past Star Wars characters will appear in Jedi: Fallen Order?

There will be a few familiar faces making quick cameos in the game. Rogue One's Saw Gerarra (Forest Whitaker) will be making an appearance. He looks much younger, and less grizzled in the game, suggesting that the events of Rogue One – and thus A New Hope – are a long ways off. 

And while we didn't see his face, we did hear the iconic breathing of none other than Darth Vader in one trailer for the game. Will Cal have to face down the traitorous Anakin Skywalker (decades old spoilers, by the way), who tried to completely scrub the universe of Cal and his Jedi friends? We'll have to wait for the game's release in order to officially confirm that, but where there is mechanical breathing, there's usually Darth Vader.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order comes to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Nov. 15, 2019.