It feels like so long ago, but it’s only been three years since Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order arrived to near critical acclaim and even bigger sales. At the time, no one knew what to expect from Titanfall developer Respawn’s first foray into the Star Wars universe, but the single-player outing for Order 66 survivor Cal Kestis (Cameron Monaghan) ended up being a big hit, and ended on the promise of more adventures after he and his allies managed to successfully escape the clutches of Darth Vader. If was never a question of if, but when we’d that we’d see more of Cal, BD-1, and the rest of the Stinger Mantis crew. Now thanks to Star Wars Celebration—at least tangentially, since this news was dropped independent of any panel or event at the actual convention—we now know that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is a real thing hitting next year.
The sequel to the 2019 hit follows up five years after Cal destroyed the Jedi holocron containing a list of potential Force users. When a new threat comes gunning for the Mantis crew, it falls to Cal to step up yet again. Or maybe just Cal and BD themselves, given that the rest of the Mantis crew--Cere Junda, Nightsister Merrin, and Greez Dritus--aren’t anywhere to be seen in this trailer, even as we get a brief look at the ship itself. Still, like with any Star Wars character, this will require him to travel to new planets and brush shoulders with a few characters still kicking around between the prequel and original trilogies.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor should hit PS5, Xbox Series systems, and PC in 2023.
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