News Roundup April 15th

by Huey Chewwy in

The trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is here, a new Forza game is a free-to-play title, Octopath Traveler is coming to the PC in June, and Kitana is not here to take your crap in Mortal Kombat 11.

No Titans falling here

The first look at Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was revealed on Saturday during the 2019 Star Wars Celebration. While the footage is rendered in engine, what we see is not actual gameplay. But that certainly hasn’t stopped people from speculating what the game will involve. At one point we see our protagonist doing a bit of wall running, perhaps fueling speculation that Titanfall’s excellent wall running will appear here.

There is still plenty to learn about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but we’ll have more than enough time to get details as the game will launch on November 15th of this year.

Like an RKO outta nowehere

One would think that the safe money is a Forza game launching later this year as seems to be series tradition. We’ll see if a main game in the franchise is releasing in fall but to be technical, it seems we already have a Forza entry for this year.

Forza Street is a free-to-play title on the PC that, as the name implies, is focused on street races. Perhaps this shift from race tracks and outdoor trails lends itself to the free-to-play format with an emphasis on one minute races. Players can take part in an “endless story” while collecting legendary cars that they can then use on the track.

Forza Street is available for PC on the Windows Store as of today but surprisingly Microsoft has said nothing about its release. Could this have been a surprise set for tomorrow’s Inside Xbox that got out ahead of time?

The path to another platform

Octopath Traveler is going on a.. path to the PC. Square Enix is bringing the Switch RPG over to Steam on June 7th. With its unique style, it might be curious to see if the PC port allows players to increase its fidelity even more. A trailer for the announcement can be viewed here.

That fatality is really bugging me

Last Friday is when NetherRealm pulled the curtain back on Kitana along with Cetrion and D’Vorah. Kitana seems as quick and nimble as you remember her and those damn fans are as sharp as ever.

The trailer below highlights quite a bit of the play style for both Kitana and D’Vorah with the former showing off her Deadly Blow and fatality. A Kombat Cast shown on that day gave more insight on Kitana, D’Vorah, and Cetrion including a deeper look at their movesets. It is in this stream that one of the fatalities for D’Vorah is shown (about three quarters of the way through) and it is going to be interesting to see any other fatality top this one.