Micky Mouse Is Not a Fan Of Dismemberment
Disney is toning down the violence in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The films and past video game adaptations have all shown various levels of violence before, however, this game is supposedly much tamer. It has now been confirmed that there will be no dismemberment of human characters in the highly anticipated Star Wars game. So you can still maim robots.
The reasoning behind this decision was to appease the censors at Disney. Since they purchased the rights to the Star War franchise back in 2012 for 4 billion dollars, they have established clear guidelines to what is acceptable for each Star Wars release.
Drewry Carvin, a story writer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 7, explained some of the rules that Disney implements in an interview with IGN.“One of the rules we were given was to always hide the cut in case of decapitation. And never show blood. The burn of the lightsaber is supposed to cauterize it instantly.” It can be assumed that Respawn Entertainment will have to work under the same parameters.
A gritty and mature Star Wars experience seems to be quite unlikely. However, it’s not like Star Wars was ever a particularly violent franchise. Graphic imagery like dismembered limbs only make a (no pun intended) handful of appearances. Luke had his hand lopped off but that was totally bloodless. The edgiest Star Wars movie was probably Rouge One and that was tame in comparison to most movies. The Star Wars franchise has never been overly violent or bloody save a few scenes. The plot for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order does seem to be a shade darker than the rest. But aside from that, it more of the same.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order drops on November 15th, 2019 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.