Electronic Arts’ Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is set to hit gaming platforms on April 28. Game developer Respawn Entertainment recently released a story trailer for the upcoming sci-fi epic, showcasing the game’s impressive graphics and gameplay mechanics while reintroducing beloved characters from the previous game, like Merrin and Greez.
Though the trailer does not disclose much about the plot, it seems disconnected from the ending of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, where Cal Kestis and his companions obtained a Holocron with the names of Force-sensitive children.
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With Cal’s Jedi powers in full display, fans wonder what surprises await in this highly anticipated sequel.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor preview
The upcoming sequel takes place five years after the events of the Fallen Order and once again features Cal, who has now become a true Jedi Knight.
Along with his crew of Stinger Mantis, he must venture into unexplored regions on a vital mission. The game allows players to explore Coruscant’s massive city-planet, with partners Merrin and Greez joining Cal on his mission. The cute little robot BD-1 also makes another appearance, perching on the protagonist’s shoulder.
Merrin, a Dathomirian Nightsister, teamed up with Cal in the previous game, while Greez serves as the pilot of Stinger Mantis, which is crucial to Cal’s transportation around the galaxy.
It’s worth noting that Coruscant is the capital of the Empire during this era in the Star Wars timeline. It’s where the Emperor typically resides, making it an unsafe destination for a Jedi.
As confirmed by Respawn earlier this year, the trailer also unveils that one of the Bedlam Raiders is a Gen’dai — a species of tough-to-kill aliens with regenerating worm-like appendages. It shows a clear view of a Gen’dai Bedlam Raider named Rayvis.
Bounty Hunter Durge, featured in the animated Clone Wars mini-series, also belongs to this species. This suggests that if Cal is to face Rayvis in battle, it will likely be a tough boss battle due to the Gen’dai’s reputation as a challenging species to kill.
Furthermore, the trailer highlights Cal and his team’s sole objective of liberating the galaxy from the Empire’s control and reinforcing the Jedi Order’s expansion.
The main antagonist can be a former Jedi who lived during the High Republic era, set around 200 years before The Phantom Menace.
The trailer shows a glimpse of this possible villain in a stasis chamber. The new teaser reveals him wearing the Jedi robes of the High Republic era and expressing his anger towards Cal and other Jedi for failing to prevent the rise of the Empire.
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The trailer also introduces new mechanics, such as grapples and telekinesis, which will be helpful for traversal across gaps and during puzzle-solving. Fans can expect an action-packed journey, including the familiar hack-and-slash combat.
Since Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will build on the impressive graphics of the previous game, it will only be available on PC and current-generation consoles such as PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Unfortunately, players using older consoles cannot play the game, but they can still enjoy the first game in Respawn’s Jedi saga — Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — available on multiple platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.