Star Wars: Jedi Survivor has remained quiet for a lot of its improvement cycle, however a leak earlier this week instructed that we don’t have lengthy to attend for the massive sequel. That information was confirmed on this night’s trailer at The Game Awards, so we now know with confidence that the game is concentrating on a launch on March 17.
The trailer was accompanied by a go to from Cal Kestis himself, Cameron Monaghan. The actor is returning to play the beleaguered Jedi within the sequel, and he was round to observe up after the trailer to debate his enthusiasm for the game.
For followers eagerly anticipating new particulars, the trailer provides rather a lot over which to muse. We see that Cal seems to be like a extra grizzled and highly effective Jedi than after we final noticed him coaching to develop into a knight. That fact is denoted maybe most powerfully by the presence of a stubbly beard – a positive signal of power mastery within the Star Wars universe, if ever there was one.
As depicted within the trailer, Jedi Survivor picks up some 5 years after the journey described in Fallen Order. Returning companions embody droid BD-1 and Cere Junda, however we additionally meet a brand new mercenary named Bode Akuna. In one sequence, we see Bode attacking in tandem with Cal, suggesting some type of team-up dynamic could also be current.
The new video additionally reveals that Cal has entry to a number of new methods to navigate the game world, together with an ascension cable that appears to duplicate what we’ve seen from grapple weapons in lots of different profitable video games in recent times. The Jedi additionally seems to have embraced his love of nature, as we see him tame and journey mounts.
In one other sequence, we see Cal embracing new fight strategies, together with some thrilling, agile strikes with twin lightsabers in hand. In one other notable second close to the tip of the trailer, he pops the blade of a crossguard lightsaber, suggesting Kylo Ren isn’t the primary Force consumer to have rediscovered that specific historic blade design.
The trailer additionally offers us a have a look at what seems to be two harmful new foes for Cal, one in every of whom seems to be as in the event that they could be carrying no less than some components of Mandalorian armor.
We additionally witness Cal crashland on a planet that doesn’t seem like a well-recognized Star Wars locale, so it’s attainable that we’re getting the primary glimpse of a brand new planet within the fiction.
A one-armed man is seen close to the start of the trailer in a bacta tank (which was replicated on stage for The Game Awards); it’s clear that Respawn is enjoying its playing cards near the chest relating to exactly who this determine is – odds are it’s somebody fairly central to the story that can play out.
The trailer leaves plenty of questions open to debate, however there’s little doubt that Respawn’s sequel is trying like a visible deal with and means that the game ought to supply a smorgasbord of latest Star Wars storytelling to munch on when it releases in a couple of months.
Star Wars: Jedi Survivor is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on March 17.