Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date, UK launch time, and file size
All you need to know about Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
At last, the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date is here! With pre-orders coming to a close, you can now pre-load the game ahead of its UK launch time.
There are major spoilers doing the rounds online following a leak, and now's the time to buckle down and play the game so you definitely don't want things ruined for you right as it's launching. Be careful out there!
While you wait, it's worth finding out where in the Star Wars canon and timeline the sequel is set, too, to give it all some more context.
Read on below to discover everything there is to know about the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date, UK launch time, trailer, and more.
What is the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date?
The Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date is 28th April 2023, the developers from EA have confirmed.
Initially, the game was slated for release in March. However, the developer shared on Twitter that to ensure "the level of polish our fans deserve", the game has been delayed by a month. It's a shame for those wanting it for a specific occasion, but we think it'll be worth the wait.
When is the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release time in the UK?
The Star Wars Jedi: Survivor UK launch time is scheduled for 5am BST on Friday 28th April 2023.
This means you can start playing the game from 5am in the morning on 28th April. That's the time the game unlocks, so make sure it's installed before then and you can get into it straight away if you want to! The early bird catches the star-worm, after all.
How big is the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor file size?
EA has confirmed on the game's official Steam page that players on PC will need 155 GB available space to install Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.
That's a particularly massive file size, akin to the notoriously large Call of Duty installs in recent years, and we'd expect the PS5 and Xbox Series X file sizes to be similar. We'll let you know when they're confirmed.
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Can I pre-order Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?
There are two versions of the game: the Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition. Pre-ordering the Standard Edition of the game grants you access to the Jedi Survival Cosmetic Pack with cosmetics inspired by the recent Obi-Wan Kenobi series (Hermit Costume, Combustion Blaster, and Hermit Lightsaber).
The Deluxe Edition of the game comes with the New Hero and Galactic Hero Cosmetic Packs along with the Jedi Survival Cosmetic Pack. These packs are based on Han Solo and Luke Skywalker's appearances in A New Hope and includes the following content:
- Scoundrel Outfit
- Rugged BD-1 skin
- DL-44 Blaster Set
- Rebel Hero Outfit
- BD Astro BD-1 skin
- Rebel Hero Lightsaber
When can you pre-load Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?
The Star Wars Jedi: Survivor pre-load is available right now on Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and on PC. This is great news considering how big the game's file size is.
Pre-loads should be available to anyone who pre-ordered the game digitally and if you do that right now, the download should start automatically. If not, you'll need to do that yourself on your console's digital store.
Which consoles and platforms can play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2?
In an interview with StarWars.com, Jedi: Survivor director Stig Asmussen said that next-gen consoles allowed "real-time lighting, all the time, at a fidelity that’s well beyond anything that we’ve ever produced before," as well as faster loading times and DualSense haptic support.
The original Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game launched on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, so some players will need to upgrade to new systems if they want to keep following Cal's story.
What is the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor story?
The official plot summary of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is as follows (thanks YouTube):
"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 - 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."
The sequel is set five years after the events of the first game - the same year as the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
It's also worth noting that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order left a few plot threads dangling, the biggest of which was the unfinished duel between Cal Kestis and Darth Vader. Although Cal managed to escape their initial confrontation, you can bet that Vader will continue to hunt down our heroes from the first game. With the Holocron destroyed and Cal's dream of rebuilding the Jedi Order seeming to be put on the back burner, however, it's unclear what Cal's goal will be in the sequel.
With the Vader Immortal VR game, the Bad Batch animated series, the Cassian Andor show and the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series all taking place in this era of Star Wars - between the Prequel Trilogy and the Original Trilogy - it would be interesting to see whether Cal and his pals bump into any familiar faces in the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Impossible to see, the future is... but that doesn't mean we don't have any fan theories and predictions!
One particular theory stems from a Free Content Update last year, in which Respawn gave players a new outfit - you could now wear the Inquisitor threads that Cal donned during a brief vision in the first game. Although scary visions that don't come true are par for the course in Star Wars - remember Rey's vision of herself as a Sith in The Rise of Skywalker - this image of Cal in Dark Side garb does spark off some interesting ideas.
The first Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game saw Cal investigating old Jedi ruins, but could the sequel put him on a darker path? It would certainly be cool to explore historical Sith locations on planets like Korriban, which was a key location in the Knights of the Old Republic games. That's pure speculation on our part, but it would be one way to differentiate the Fallen Order sequel from its predecessor.
The game's star Cameron Monaghan recently spoke to ComingSoon.net and said on the sequel: “I think that there’s a lot more story to tell with Cal. Specifically, I would really like to explore telling Cal’s story over time, and seeing how this character transforms as he gets older and how his perspective changes and how the world around him really informs who he is. Cal’s story is very tragic and I see us really exploring the darkness of this character and his world.”
What's new with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gameplay?
The self-proclaimed 'final' gameplay trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor arrived online recently, with the game garnering a lot of fanfare at Star Wars Celebration, and you can take a look at this fresh gameplay footage below. Click into the video player and prepare to sense your hype levels growing!
The combat in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor has been upgraded compared to the original game. Cal can make the most of new Force powers and new lightsaber fighting techniques. Yes, this includes dual sabers, and yes, this is extremely cool. There's even a new crossguard sabre that looks very similar to Kylo Ren's...
A new grappling hook mechanic has been shown off in the gameplay trailer, which can be used to reach new distances coupled with Cal's Force Dash ability. The trailers also showed Cal riding new mounts including a pterodactyl-inspired creature, possibly suggesting more expansive open areas.
We've also seen several new enemies, including prequel-era battle droids and magna guards, a mysterious lightsaber-wielder and one big, angry wampa.
Blasters have been confirmed to be in the game thanks to known pre-order bonus cosmetics, but we're yet to see the new shooting mechanic in action or if it's entirely cosmetic. In the latest trailer, we also saw Cal using the Force to take control of a Stormtrooper's blaster and make him turn on his own comrades. What fun!
Who will return in the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor cast?
Considering which characters survived at the end of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, we'd hope to see the following people returning for the sequel: Cameron Monaghan as Cal Kestis, Debra Wilson as Cere, Daniel Roebuck as Greez, Ben Burtt as BD-1, Tina Ivlev as Nightsister Merrin, Scott Lawrence as Darth Vader, and maybe even Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera.
It'll be interesting to see whether the same crew of characters assembles on the Stinger Mantis in the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Alternatively, the franchise could follow the example of franchises like Mass Effect and force the player to recruit new companions instead of leaning on all the old ones. Again, that would be one way to mix things up.
The trailer has revealed that Cere Junda at least will be returning, but also that Cal will be teaming up with a mercenary called Bode Akuna played by Horizon Forbidden West’s Noshir Dalal. As well as performing some cool combination attacks together, Monaghan told Entertainment Weekly that Cal and Bode are “like brothers in arms...I think they have a mutual respect and understanding for each other.”
Is there a trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?
We have now seen quite a few Star Wars Jedi: Survivor trailers. While you wait for the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date on 28th April, you can take a look at the story trailer below!
In other news, two more Star Wars games are in the works at Respawn, and another one is coming from Ubisoft. Plus, Uncharted's Amy Hennig is developing another Star Wars game at her new studio, and Star Wars Hunters is coming to Switch at some point as well. Basically, it's a good time to be a gamer and a Star Wars fan.