The story of Cal Kestis, one of the few surviving Jedi Knights, is picked up five years after the events of Star Wars: Jedi: Fallen Order in Survivor.
Asmussen told Game Informer that the protagonist now has “five completely realised” fighting positions, indicating that their combat abilities have improved since the first game.
For him, “a lot of it relies on the enemy that you’re coming across,” he said. It’s up to the player to figure out what stances are most effective against what foes. It’s up to the player to dissect their foes and select the most effective weapon.
There are two new stances to choose from: a blaster and lightsaber hybrid and a dual-bladed posture. Asmussen said that this reflected where the plot currently found Cal. Five years have passed since the first game, and nothing has changed.
The unusual Jedi that he is necessitates unconventional measures. So this is something that the Jedi Council would look down upon in the height of its power? Cal has learned that he will do whatever it takes to succeed.
The use of a crossguard lightsaber, like Kylo Ren does, is another novel position. “It’s a more confident approach,” Asmussen remarked. It’s substantial; it’s full of meat. Blades have larger timing windows, but their use requires more restraint.
Survivor adds a number of new traversal capabilities, such as an ascension cable (a form of grappling hook) and the ability to tame and ride creatures, to the game’s exploration mechanics.
According to Asmussen, “it’s much more of a bigger Metroidvania approach.” With a combination of his many talents, Cal is able to traverse vast distances. However, the way we approach these mounts and employ them to negotiate and exert power over the rest of the world is as important.
On March 17, 2023, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be available for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and personal computer.
EA, the game’s publisher, announced the release date earlier this month alongside a new gameplay trailer for the third-person, narrative-driven action-adventure game.