Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Fallen Order was a surprise hit with great graphics, a good story, and pretty solid combat. It’s no wonder gamers eagerly await Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date, a direct sequel to the 2019 game. Respawn Entertainment proved they are capable developers when it comes to developing single-player games as well.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date is March 17, 2023. It is launching on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. The game is releasing on a Friday, so you’ll have the weekend to enjoy what it offers.
There are just a couple of months between the release gameplay video is already released! You’ll be able to play as Cal Kestis again, a Jedi that wants to remain hidden and continue his journey.
What is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Release Date?
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date is set on March 17, 2023. The game is all set to be released on a Friday, giving us a lot of time to dive deep into the story and enjoy the game without worrying about work.
The game had a quick announcement and is releasing pretty fast. There were no longer marketing campaigns, no showcases, and certainly no announcements to amp up the hype machine. The game was revealed on May 27, 2022, with a CGI teaser trailer. Then the developers went radio silent and only surfaced at The Game Awards on December 8, 2022, to release the gameplay trailer.
What are Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Platforms?
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is releasing on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. It is a next-generation-only game, so you’ll only be able to play it on newer consoles and PC. If you were hoping to catch the sequel on the PS4 or Xbox One consoles, you are out of luck.
The game is looking gorgeous in the gameplay shown, so we don’t think it would’ve run well on older hardware. The developers are making sure the exploration feels better in the sequel, so we can expect bigger open levels with multiple terrain levels to explore. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is also looking a lot better graphically, nothing groundbreaking but certainly something older consoles would struggle to render.
Stig Asmussen, the Game Director says that the studio is working “at a fidelity that’s well beyond anything that we’ve ever produced before.” Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will have real-time ray tracing and faster loading times on all consoles. The PS5 will also receive DualSense Haptic Feedback support.
Who are Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Developers?
Respawn Entertainment is developing Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. They made the first game Fallen Order as well. Respawn has a long history of making first-person shooters, they made the excellent Titanfall 1 and 2 as well as Apex Legends. Star Wars Jedi was their first foray into a single-player story-driven game. We saw glimpses of their talent in the brilliant Titanfall 2 solo campaign.
Just like Gorilla Games made the jump from making first-person shooters (Killzone series) to making third-person adventure games (Horizon series), Respawn Entertainment has done the same.
What is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Story?
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor takes place five years after the events in Fallen Order. The game is set right between the prequels and the original movie trilogy. It is also around 9 years before the Battle of Yavin. The Battle of Yavin is also called the Miracle of Yavin in which the Rebel Alliance was able to destroy the Death Star.
“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,” is what EA said. The protagonist is a powerful Jedi Knight in the game, so he is quite capable of going toe to toe with the empire. Cal also has a personal beef with Darth Vader himself, so we can expect another duel between the two.
The Empire is still after Cal and his gang of misfits. Cal also has a healthy reputation as the “Empire’s most wanted”. The teaser trailer shows Pau’an senator in possession of Cal’s lightsaber, he seems to be an enemy as well. The teaser also has someone holding a red lightsaber and they seem to be a powerful combatant.
The story seems to follow Cal and his trusty companions, new and old alike. Cal is seen moving around multiple locations and taking down a wide variety of enemies. So we can expect more space travel when Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date arrives.
What are Confirmed Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Characters?
Cal’s trusty robotic companion BD-1 is back and will be providing a lot of utility. We just hope we’d be able to change its color again and make it a cute pink. Maybe we can outfit BD-1 with a little more firepower to help during combat as well. Jedi Cere Junda is also making an appearance in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
Cal will have the aid of Bode Akuna in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. He is a mercenary and a capable AI companion, he will help out Cal in combat as well. According to Stig Asmussen, Bode Akuna and Cal will “form a special bond, it’s almost like they’re brothers.”
Of course, there will be plenty of unsavory figures that’ll cross paths with Cal and his space buddies. Perhaps we will see Cal take on Vader again in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. We will have more information about the characters once Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date comes near.
Will we see Greez and Nightsister Merrin return in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor? That remains to be seen. We’d like the old gang back on the ship.
What is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Gameplay Like?
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor seems to build further upon the excellent gameplay we saw in Fallen Order. The game had some flavors of Souls-Like combat with a big emphasis on the timing of attacks and blocks. Cal is stronger in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor as well, there are no power resets as far as we know.
Combat will involve you using your lightsaber, Jedi powers, and even getting aid from your companions. However, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is taking things further by including new combat mechanics as powers for Cal to utilize during combat.
The biggest change in combat is the inclusion of 5 fully realized lightsaber stances. Speaking with Gameinformer, game director Stig Asmussen revealed the information. The inclusion of 5 stances is close to the Star Wars canon of 7 stances of lightsaber combat.
You’ll be able to wield two lightsabers at the same time. The combat moves will change accordingly and allow you to be agile and nimble during combat. Or you can rely on heavier attacks that’ll activate the new Kylo-Ren-like crossguard on the lightsaber. So we will have plenty of options at our disposal when it comes to combat.
The game also allows you to wield one lightsaber and one blaster simultaneously. Now you can mix some styles in the game by straight-up shooting enemies in the face. A welcome change.
Cal will have access to his trusty lightsaber. That’s the meat and bones of the experience, you use it to do the majority of the damage to enemies, deflect incoming projectiles and even use it for traversal in certain situations. You’ll be able to dual-wield the lightsaber as well or make it double-bladed to crowd control more effectively. There is also a new stance that is focused on heavy attack moves with saber guards.
You’ll also have access to a blaster that you can use during combat. This is a new addition to the gameplay and we cannot wait to use it in combat. The last game lacked weapon variety but more than made up for it with cool lightsaber moves, we are hoping Respawn one-ups the weapons in the sequel.
Cal is a full-on Jedi Knight in the game, so naturally, he will have access to some advanced abilities and Jedi Force-based powers. We already see him use some impressive moves in the trailer, pulling an enemy and making them use their own weapon on the allies is pretty cool. We also see him slow down time, force pull an enemy into the incoming fire. Furthermore, we don’t have any confirmation of a skill tree and what it will contain yet, but we will update you as soon as we get more information.
Exploration was a hit or miss in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Some loved it, some were too keen on revisiting planets again and again. The level design was great though, it had a mixture of platforming and puzzle-solving as well. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is introducing a couple of new traversal and exploration tools.
We see Cal swing around in the trailer. We also see him petting and riding different mounts in the game. There is even a flying creature carrying Cal to the ground safely. There is also a grappling hook-like contraption for traversal across gaps. So there will be plenty of exploration to be done in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, which brings us to the next point.
The loot was the weakest link in the previous game in the series. Most of the time it was just a color variant or a poncho which while looked cool, didn’t add too much to the gameplay loop. We are hoping loot is a bit substantial this time around, so we feel rewarded for solving puzzles and returning to the levels.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Trailers
The reveal trailer showed us some major beats of the story and introduced us to a couple of new characters. A Pau’an character is seen asking Cal: “Tell me, Cal Kestis. Why lead when they won’t follow? Why fight, when you can’t win?”
There is a mystery character in a bacta tank. Cal is seen fighting with a hooded Sith character as well.
The gameplay trailer shown at The Game Awards 2022 showcased the major beats of the game well. We see a bearded Cal Kestis, we see him use fancy moves on Stormtroopers, and we even see him glide using a dinosaur-like creature.
We also see Star Wars’ version of Sephiroth getting out of a tube-based container (he might not be a bad guy though, we are not sure). The trailer also has a ton of stuff for the fans, including new fancy traversal mechanics and a mounting system.
What are Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Locations?
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order didn’t have a singular location, it features multiple planets that you could explore. There was a lot of backtracking, which also turned off several gamers. Partially because revisiting old locations becomes old quickly, and partially because the rewards for your efforts were…not rewarding enough.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor seems to have multiple planets as well, most probably with wide open areas you can explore. The Steam Store page tells us about new planets and familiar frontiers in the Star Wars galaxy. This hints at Cal visiting well-known Star Wars planets. Where are we going this time around? We are excited to see it.
What’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Engine?
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is using Unreal Engine. Which version? That is yet to be confirmed. The Wikipedia page suggests it’s using Unreal Engine 5, but the game started development before UE5 was released, so it had to start on Unreal Engine 4. However, switching to Unreal Engine 5 mid-production is easier than it ever was. The Game Director also calls the lighting Ray-Tracing and not Lumen, so we will have to wait and see which version Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is using.
Is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on GamePass?
No, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is not on GamePass, yet. There is no official word on the inclusion of the game in the wildly popular game service. However, who knows we might see the game come to the service later on.
Can We Preorder Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?
Yes, you can preorder Star Wars Jedi: Survivor right now. It’s available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Steam, and Epic Games.
There is also a cosmetic pack available as a pre-order bonus. The pack includes a Hermit Cosmetic for Cal, a Hermit Lightsaber set, and a combustion blaster set.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Release Date Editions
There are two versions of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date editions. The first one is the standard version priced at $70 / £60 / €70 that comes with the game and an additional cosmetic pack as a pre-order bonus.
There is also a Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Deluxe Edition priced at $90 / £80 / €90 that comes with two additional packs:
Galactic Hero Cosmetic Pack: Scoundrel outfit for Cal, Rugged skin for BD-1, and DL-44 blaster set.
New Hero Cosmetic Pack: Rebel Hero outfit for Cal, BD-Astro skin for BD-1, and Rebel Hero lightsaber set.
Is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Co-Op?
While it may seem like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor could have some co-op elements, it’s highly unlikely that it will. While we don’t have any solid confirmation about the non-inclusion of any multiplayer or co-op, it is an unlikely possibility. The first game was a strictly single-player self-contained experience and was praised for that.
The inclusion of an AI companion, Bode Akuna is an indication of Respawn thinking about including co-op. A drop-in and drop-out feature that allows your friends to join you in your adventure as Bode would, for the lack of a better word, bode well for the game. We will have more substantial confirmation once the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date comes near.