Cal Kestis Returns in Announcement Trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

During Star Wars Celebration, EA and Respawn officially revealed Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order, with a gorgeous trailer.

Thankfully, Star Wars Celebration is bringing some fans gaming news (there are a ton of Star Wars titles in development so it’s nice to get something). While we knew they were working on a sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order, and the title actually leaked out earlier, today brings the official reveal of Jedi: Survivor.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor picks up five years after the events of Jedi: Fallen Order. 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. Accompanied by his trusty companion BD-1, Cal will meet and ally himself with an array of unique and interesting characters on his journey. Jedi: Survivor 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.

While the teaser doesn’t give us much, there are some clues for us fans to ponder. For one, we see the Stinger Mantis (the ship used throughout the first game) is all kinds of banded up. So what all has happened to Cal, and his allies, since the last game? Plus, who’s this new villain tracking him down, and the person floating in the bacta tank?

Lots of questions, few answers, but damn it looks incredible. Not to mention, taking place 5 years after the first game puts it right around the time period of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series…Perhaps we’ll see some fun connections.

Here’s what the devs have to say about the announcement today:

“Even before completing Jedi: Fallen Order, our team had a vision of how to carry the adventure for Cal, BD, and the crew into the sequel,” said Stig Asmussen, game director, Respawn. “For Jedi: Survivor, we are working in lockstep with Lucasfilm Games to build on the legacy of Jedi: Fallen Order. We’re leveraging advanced technology to create more dynamic Jedi combat and cinematic storytelling to expand on Cal’s story as he matures and survives during the dark times. We can’t wait to share more about the game with the world later this year.”

“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,” said Douglas Reilly, vice president, Lucasfilm Games. “We could not be more excited to reveal Star Wars Jedi: Survivor and this next chapter of Cal Kestis’ journey with players around the world.”

No release date just yet, but the game is set to hit in 2023 (and only on current generation consoles). I’d heard it would be early in 2023, so hopefully we won’t be waiting long.

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