Thursday’s Game “Awards” brought the official cinematic reveal trailer for Star Wars: Eclipse, described as a branching narrative action-adventure game for next-gen consoles and PC.
The game is being developed by Quantic Dream, a French developer-publisher mired in controversy from a hostile work environment to hateful rhetoric towards gamers.
Set in the High Republic era, currently playing out in popular books and comics a couple centuries before the fall of the Republic and rise of the Empire, the Star Wars: Eclipse game will include Jedi Master Yoda. As such, it promises to deliver a Star Wars experience both familiar and fresh, if it can but live up to the hype.
The upcoming Disney+ TV series The Acolyte is expected to be set in the waning years of the High Republic, which would put it close to the era of the crumbling Republic depicted in the Star Wars prequel movies. Eclipse appears to be a bit further back in the timeline, at a time when the Jedi are powerful yet facing brutal challenges, though close enough to be easily within Yoda’s lengthy lifespan.