Cal Kestis and BD-1 are returning for a harrowing adventure in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. A trailer debuted in front of a massive crowd during the Day Two activities at Star Wars Celebration.
First announced in January 2022 by developer Respawn Entertainment, players will have to wait a little longer to meet with Cal and BD-1. We’ve detailed everything about Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, including the release date, trailer, gameplay features, and more.
Update on 25 January 2023 - This article was updated and checked for the latest 'Star Wars Jedi Survivor' news and leaks.
Latest Star Wars Jedi: Survivor News & Leaks
There are less than two months left before Star Wars Jedi: Survivor releases on 17 March 2023 and we are getting hyped!
We've added a Star Wars Jedi: Survivor countdown clock to release in the next section of this article.
You can now pre-order Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on your gaming platform of choice. There are multiple editions to choose from.
As announced at The Game Awards, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is confirmed to release on March 17, 2023.
The trailer (seen below) naturally focuses on Cal Kestis, who looks older, and wiser and is now sporting a beard in this sequel.
We also get a brief look at some new Force and lightsaber abilities.
Here are a few more details from the game's Steam page.
The story of Cal Kestis continues in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, a third-person, galaxy-spanning, action–adventure game from Respawn Entertainment, developed in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. This narratively driven, single-player title picks up 5 years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and follows Cal’s increasingly desperate fight as the galaxy descends further into darkness. Pushed to the edges of the galaxy by the Empire, Cal will find himself surrounded by threats new and familiar. As one of the last surviving Jedi Knights, Cal is driven to make a stand during the galaxy’s darkest times—but how far is he willing to go to protect himself, his crew, and the legacy of the Jedi Order?
- Continue Cal’s Journey – No longer a Padawan, Cal has come into his own and grown into a powerful Jedi Knight. Carrying the memories and expectations of the Jedi Order with him, his crusade against the Empire has only become more perilous. The Dark Times are closing in, and with enemies new and familiar surrounding him, Cal will need to decide how far he’s willing to go to save those closest to him.
- Go Beyond Your Training – The cinematic combat system returns with additional Force abilities and new lightsaber fighting styles. Creatively leverage all these abilities and weapons to strategically take on an expanded host of enemies, sizing up strengths and weaknesses while cleverly utilizing your training to overcome your opponents and solve the mysteries that lay in your path.
- Explore an Untamed Galaxy – Discover new planets and familiar frontiers in the Star Wars galaxy, each with unique biomes, challenges, and enemies. Master new skills, equipment, and abilities that will augment the ways you explore, fight, and roam. With larger areas to explore and more to discover off the beaten path, players who adventure beyond the horizon will find hidden rewards.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will definitely be at The Game Awards 2022, so don't miss out!
Tune in the watch The Game Awards 2022 via the YouTube stream embedded below. It kicks off on 8 December at 7:30 PM ET / 4:30 PM PT and 9 December at 00:30 GMT.
EA's recent earnings call noted to investors that a game from a "Major IP" will release in Q1 2023. This means before the end of March 2023. Since it isn't the Dead Space Remake, many believe this to be Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Countdown to Release
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor: Release Date & Trailer
DEC 9 UPDATE - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is confirmed to release on March 17, 2023.
Developer Respawn Entertainment revealed the official teaser trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor on Day Two of Star Wars Celebration, which is set for a 2023 release. Unfortunately, the exact release date is not known at this time. Nevertheless, the next chapter in Cal Kestis and BD-1’s journey across the galaxy far, far away will be dangerous as they’ll have to struggle to survive in a world ruled by the Galactic Empire.
While Cal and BD-1 will depend on each other throughout their journey, they’ll turn to familiar and new allies for assistance and support. Cal may not have his original lightsaber to progress in his journey in Jedi: Survivor; instead, he’ll be wielding a new one, as seen in the official teaser trailer.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor – Story and Plot
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor takes place five years following the events of its predecessor, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. As the Galactic Empire continues to invest their pursuits in tracking Cal and his droid companion, BD-1, the Jedi carries the weight of the galaxy as possibly the last Jedi standing.
During their adventures to evade the Empire, the Jedi and his droid will meet “unique and interesting characters” who could help or deter them. At the same time, Cal learns and develops new abilities as he expands his connections with the Force.
Bridging the narrative gap between Jedi: Fallen Order and Jedi: Survivor was something the development team at Respawn Entertainment had worked on before Jedi: Fallen Order was completed. “Cal and the crew are going to evolve and grow, how we’re going to approach the worlds and the levels in the game, and expand them and make them more vibrant than they’ve been in the past,” game director Stig Asmussen commented.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor – Gameplay Features
As Cal has to learn to adapt and survive during the era of the Galactic Empire, naturally, Cal is looking to enhance his existing Force abilities and connections in “new and innovative ways.” According to the game’s press release, Asmussen commented on how the technology helped them achieve more while solving creative problems they faced.
“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.”
He revealed that Jedi: Survivor will include next-gen improvements and features like ray tracing and fast loading times speeds. Asmussen explained that the team also explored the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller's Haptic Feedback technology, which he described as "interesting," making the game's development "an easier process."
Respawn Entertainment announced that Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will be arriving to console and PC in 2023. The official release date will be confirmed by the developer at a later stage.