Star Wars Jedi Survivor: Release date, trailers, plot

Cal Kestis and BD-1 looking into the distance as part of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor teaser.Respawn Entertainment

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has been hotly anticipated since the brilliant Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and we’ve got all the information you need to know about the game right here.

Star Wars games used to be frequently released in the early 2000s, but have become somewhat of a rarity despite a new cinematic trilogy gracing screens. Respawn Entertainment and EA’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order surprised players with incredible performances and satisfying gameplay that even incorporated Souls-like elements.

Having received next-gen updates since November 2019, players are more than ready for their next adventure with Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Here’s everything we know about the game so far.

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An image of Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order.EA, Respawn Entertainment
Respawn is familiar with the Star Wars franchise already.

Does Star Wars Jedi: Survivor have a release date?

During The Game Awards 2022, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was announced to be releasing on March 17, 2023. However, since then EA has pushed the release date back to April 28, 2023.

It has been confirmed that the game will release for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S|X, and PC. 

Ewan McGregor in Obi-Wan KenobiDisney+
Cal Kestis is rumored to appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ show.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Trailers

The first trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was released on May 27, 2022, during Star Wars Celebration. You can check it out below:

And the second trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor debuted on December 9, 2022, during The Game Awards 2022. You can check it out below:

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gameplay

Stig Asmussen of Respawn Entertainment stated that the next game “will expand on the series’ dynamic combat in new and innovative ways. In order to survive, Cal must learn new skills and grow his connection with the Force.”

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“Millions of Star Wars fans have been captivated by the story of Cal Kestis, and we’re thrilled to be working with the world-class developers at Respawn to continue this epic tale,” added Douglas Reilly, the vice president of Lucasfilm Games.

One such way the core gameplay loop is expanding is through five new fighting stances, Asmussen revealed in a recent Game Informer interview. Players will have to change stances on the fly, reacting to certain enemy types and combat arenas in order to make the most of any given situation. For instance, one option is to run in with dual lightsabers, a great option for close-range fights. While an alternative approach could see Cal wielding a lightsaber in one hand with a blaster in the other. Another option teased in the interview was one that adopts Kylo Ren’s fighting style with a crossguard lightsaber.

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Who is developing the game?

Respawn Entertainment, famously known for Titanfall and Apex Legends, have returned to develop Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Taking inspiration from challenging action-adventure games like Dark Souls, its predecessor blended challenging combat with platforming and light puzzles.

Job listings went live in October 2021, to work specifically on “the Star Wars team”, though development has likely been underway for quite some time.

What is the plot of the new Star Wars game?

The plot of the Fallen Order sequel will pick up five years after the previous game, as “Cal Must stay one step ahead of the Empire’s constant pursuit as he begins to feel the weight of being one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy” according to Stig Amussen.

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Fans of the Obi-Wan Kenobi show have already spotted a familiar foe in the trailer, with the Grand Inquisitor appearing to be in pursuit of Cal Kestis.

That’s everything you need to know about Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. We’ll make sure to update this page whenever new information about the highly anticipated sequel is revealed.

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