The highly to the beloved Star Wars franchise, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, is set to be released on the March 17th for the popular gaming systems PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. Developed by the highly talented team at Respawn Entertainment, the game until recently, when a gameplay trailer was released, revealing some exciting new features for fans
One of the most additions to the game is the inclusion of several unique fighting stances for protagonist Cal Kestis. According to game director Stig Asmussen, there will be a total of five fully realized stances in the game, each with its own distinct benefits and drawbacks. A single of these stances will allow Cal to wield a blaster and lightsaber simultaneously, adding a new ranged dynamic to his combat style. Another new stance will see Cal flipping and spinning his dual blades at high speed, while a third will allow him to wield a crossguard-style lightsaber similar to Kylo Ren’s. Asmussen stated that the choice of stance will depend on the enemy being faced, and it will be up to the player to figure out which stance is suitable to the situation.
Moreover, to the returning, nostalgicically loved characters BD-1 and Cere Junda, gamers can also look forward to meeting an exciting, never-before-seen character called Bode Akuna. He will serve as a buddy A.I. character, assisting Cal, the main protagonist in both combat and traversal. Speaking of traversal, Jedi Survivor will also introduce several new mechanics enabling for greater flexibility in exploration. This includes utilizing an ascension cable for climbing and crossing distances, as well as the ability to tame and ride mounts. According to Asmussen, the traversal in the game will have a «Metroidvania feel», permitting Cal, the player character to chain together various skills in order to traverse the environment.
Players can also expect to visit a previously unexplored planet in the Star Wars universe, and also numerous other diverse worlds, and face off against a new gang of enemies. The intense, heart-pounding action and visuals, that reportedly include various, impressive ray-tracing, are rumored to be top-notch. Overall, it looks like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is set to be a deserving, highly praised successor to the previous game in the series and an exciting, action-packed addition to the Star Wars franchise.
As a fan of the beloved, epic sci-fi franchise and the first game in the series, I am extremely excited for the release of the game, Jedi: Survivor. The addition of exciting, never-before-seen fighting stances and traversal mechanics looks like it will add a new, revitalizing layer of depth to the gameplay, and the anticipation of a unexplored planet and characters to explore is always welcome. The stunning, cinematic visuals and action also appear to be top-notch, which is a significant, major plus. All in all, it looks like Jedi: Survivor is shaping up to be a must-play for fans of the series and action games in general.