“Are you sure you want to plug into this thing?” Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan asks nervously. His partner, an adorable droid called BD-1, bleeps confidently and plugs into a nearby computer panel.
Immediately, the enormous ‘cutter’ drill starts burrowing through the wicked Empire’s base. The machine’s movement reveals a secret passageway which Kestic then rushes toward enthusiastically. “That’s why you wanted to move this thing,” he exclaims. BD-1 boops again. “You had no idea that was there, did you?” Kestis chuckles wearily. “You just wanted to turn that cutter on.”
These back-and-forth quips are littered throughout the first official gameplay demo for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. They’re similar to those shared by Nathan Drake and his pals in the Uncharted franchise; microdoses of comedic relief that slowly flesh out the characters.