A model new gameplay trailer simply dropped for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor promising lightsaber battles, dramatic chase sequences, and cinematic cutscenes galore.
Set to launch April 28 for Xbox X|S, PS5, and PC, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s launch is all however imminent, and its newest gameplay trailer (opens in new tab) has made some large guarantees. Within the “closing gameplay trailer”, we see our Jedi protagonist, Cal Kestis, tangle with Imperial Stormtroopers, discover mysterious new planets, and even make a [return to the Imperial Capital] and ex-home of the Jedi Order: Coruscant.
Nevertheless, the largest shock didn’t come within the type of the trailer’s beautiful locales and thrilling setpieces. Having performed the wheels off of Jedi: Survivor, I do know that such issues are par for the course for the sequence. What stunned and delighted me most concerning the trailer was the inclusion of a severely underrated enemy kind first launched in The Phantom Menace: Destroyer Droids.
Those that have seen the primary prequel trilogy film will keep in mind these spherical rollies from the opening act, the place Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi struggle their method out of an ambush, solely to be accosted by these menacing and ammo-loaded balls. Destroyer Droids, or Droidekas to some, embody the futuristic anachronism of the Star Wars type.
As a baby watching the film for the primary time, I used to be awe-struck by these cool-yet-goofy robots. The bassy sound of their blaster cannons and the shimmering glow of their defend mills captivated my younger mind, and I can’t wait to see their newest incarnation in Jedi: Survivor.
Having a ball
Jedi: Survivor’s predecessor, Jedi: Fallen Order, is chocked stuffed with pleasant references to beloved elements of the Star Wars universe. Fallen Order featured the KX-series safety droids, famously made in style by the sassy and memorable Ok-2SO in Star Wars: Rogue One, performed by the wily Alan Tudyk. Whereas Tudyk’s Rogue One character was brazen and lovable, the much less free-thinking KX droids in Fallen Order proved to be terrifying adversaries, their intimidating, gangly types packing highly effective assaults.
Fallen Order additionally took gamers to Illum, a well-known planet from Star Wars historical past from which the crystals that energy lightsabers originate. We’d already seen a tackle Illum in BioWare’s Star Wars: The Previous Republic MMORPG, however seeing the planet’s frozen ruins by means of the eyes of Cal Kestis was an actual deal with in Fallen Order.
Maybe most famously of all, Fallen Order additionally noticed the return of the terrifying Darth Vader; the enduring villain and antagonist for a lot of the Star Wars saga. To keep away from spoilers, I gained’t go into an excessive amount of element; suffice it to say that Cal’s encounter with the Sith Lord does justice to Vader’s terrifying energy. Few instances, in gaming, have I been as scared as I used to be when the fallen Jedi turned up in the direction of the tip of Cal’s journey within the unique sport.
Amongst all of the silent nods to the unique films, Jedi: Survivor seems poised to do justice to the Star Wars fantasy. I can’t wait to get my arms on the sport and expertise the following chapter in Cal’s story in addition to the loveable Destroyer Droids we had been promised within the trailer.