It’s been over 3 years since the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and even more time has passed in the story between it and its sequel Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Here’s everything you need to know for the next major release from developer Respawn Entertainment., including the lore to catch you up on what is what, and who is whom.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, like its predecessor, is focused on Cal Kestis, a padawan during the Clone Wars that managed to escape from the clutches of the newly minted Empire and Order 66, which saw Clone Troopers previously under the command of the Jedi turn on the Force users.
Jedi: Survivor takes place another five years after Fallen Order, putting it right around the events of the Disney+ Show Obi-Wan Kenobi in the timeline and nine years before Episode IV: A New Hope. Since the end of the first title, the crew has been perpetrating acts of rebellion against the Empire, some of which are detailed in the tie-in novel Star Wars Jedi: Battle Scars that takes place in between the two games. It’s in this novel that we learn of how Cal gets his literal facial scar that we see in Jedi: Survivor, as well as why Greez’ upper right arm is now robotic.
Gameplay in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will build off of and expand upon what was possible in Jedi: Fallen Order. Thankfully, game director Stig Asmussen has confirmed that the title won’t reset Cal’s powers, and many of the abilities and techniques he had cultivated by the end of the previous game will be present at the start of Jedi: Survivor.
In Jedi: Survivor, Cal will be exploring familiar locations as well as totally brand new ones. One of the most important ones, which served as the planet for our hands-on preview, is Koboh. In Jedi: Fallen Order, the Stinger Mantis served as Cal’s homebase. In Jedi: Survivor, his homebase is now a full settlement called Rambler’s Reach on Koboh, centering around a cantina run by Greez.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be released on April 28 2023. With the standard edition priced at $70, the game will be coming to the latest generation of hardware only, which means the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and S, and PC. According to Asmussen, not having to develop for older devices such as the PS4 and Xbox One allowed for the game to implement features only possible on the newer consoles.