The newest story trailer for Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor drops some new tidbits which have me excited to play Respawn’s upcoming sequel to its incredible 2019 soulslike motion recreation, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, out later this month, is about 5 years after the occasions of the primary recreation, Fallen Order. As earlier than, Survivor will comply with Cal Kestis and his crew of loveable misfits as they outrun, outsmart, and outlast the Empire. Kestis is a Jedi, which makes him a high-priority risk to the Empire. And having survived an encounter with Darth Vader and his Jedi-hunting Inquisitors within the final recreation, Kestis and his ragtag crew will now have a extra stunning villain to cope with: one other Jedi.
Out at present, Survivor’s new story trailer isn’t very lengthy, but it surely’s jam-packed with fascinating particulars and nuggets of knowledge. Listed here are six cool issues we noticed within the trailer that we expect you may care about!
Cal will go to the town planet of Coruscant
Do not forget that massive metropolis world from the Star Wars prequels? The identical one seen in Andor, too. Effectively, it appears that evidently Cal shall be visiting Coruscant in Survivor. Needless to say at this level within the Star Wars timeline, Coruscant is the literal capital of the Empire. It’s the planet the Emperor hangs out on when he’s not out doing evil Sith lord shit, so not the most secure place for a Jedi to go to. Have to be a vital mission.
One of many Bedlam Raiders is a Gen’dai
Apparently, this was one thing Respawn confirmed earlier this yr, however contemplating that we get an excellent have a look at raider Rayvis on this trailer, I figured it could be price shouting out. That massive alien within the armor? They’re a Bedlam Raider generally known as Rayvis, and he’s a Gen’dai. What’s that? It’s a really hard-to-kill alien species made up of regenerating, worm-like appendages. Bounty Hunter Durge, from the animated Clone Wars mini-series, is a member of this species. If Cal has to battle Rayvis, count on a troublesome boss battle.
Merrin and Greez return (and have new seems to be)
Whereas I assumed Cal’s crew of loveable scamps would present up within the new recreation, it was good to lastly see them on this story trailer. Because it’s been 5 years, Nightsister Merrin and salt-loving pilot Greez look completely different. I personally like their new seems to be. Merrin specifically seems to be incredible. I like her fashionable tackle an emo house witch. Oh and in the event you’re questioning what occurred to Greez’s arm, nicely…you may need to learn Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars, a novel set after Fallen Order however earlier than Survivor. (Or simply look it up on Wookieepedia.)
The massive dangerous villain is likely to be a fallen Jedi from the previous
Okay, so in the event you don’t know something concerning the Excessive Republic period of Star Wars, right here’s a really condensed abstract: Its a brand new period of the franchise created a couple of years again that exists largely in books and comics and tells the story of the Jedi at their prime about 200 or so years earlier than the occasions seen in The Phantom Menace.
Now, on this trailer, we get an excellent have a look at the doable Jedi seen within the very first Survivor trailer. Again then he was hanging out in a stasis chamber of some type. On this new teaser, he’s strolling round in his full Excessive Republic Jedi robes and he appears mad that Cal and the opposite Jedi let the galaxy fall to the Empire. I count on he’s going to be prepared to do something to avoid wasting the previous system, even when it means teaming up with raiders and turning to the darkish aspect of the Pressure.
The place’s Cal’s Jedi grasp, Cere?
On this trailer we solely get one temporary shot of Cere, the Jedi grasp who helped Cal reconnect with the Pressure within the final recreation. She’s sporting a brand new look, and appears a bit extra chill. This ties in with the latest Battle Scars e-book, during which she’s grow to be targeted on reclaiming previous relics of the Jedi Order in hopes of passing down its traditions and historical past to future generations. Perhaps she gained’t play as massive a job on this journey as final time, but it surely’s nonetheless good to see her right here as she is nice and I’d hate for her to be sidelined fully.
Wait a minute, was that Moraband?
At one level within the trailer, we briefly see Cal trekking by way of a purple mud storm on what seems to be a fairly barren world. Now, this may very well be a brand-new planet. It may very well be Genosis from the prequels. It may very well be a planet ripped from a comic book I’ve by no means learn. However it additionally may very well be Moraband, an historical planet with deep ties to the evil Sith. It’s appeared in comics and the Clone Wars and it seems to be an terrible lot like what see a glimpse of within the trailer.
Contemplating the final recreation allow us to discover Dathomir, one other planet with darkish connections to weirder components of Star Wars, I may see Moraband fulfilling an identical function. And if I used to be an historical Jedi in search of to reclaim the galaxy, I’d go to some Sith planets to search out extra energy. Simply saying!
And that’s the best and most fascinating bits I picked up from the brand new trailer. We don’t have lengthy to attend to play Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. The sport’s popping out April 28 on PS5, Xbox Sequence X/S, and PC.