We hope you're ready for another Force-powered adventure in that galaxy far, far away, because the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel is officially in the works at Respawn Entertainment - and it will be called Star Wars Jedi: Survivor!

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Details have been thin on the ground regarding Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, but we can make a few safe-feeling assumptions: we would expect the game to take place at a similar place in the Star Wars timeline, for example, nestling between the original trilogy and the prequels in a similar fashion to the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney Plus series.

We know we will be seeing Cameron Monaghan reprising the core role of Cal Kestis, and we'd hope to see BD-1 returning as well, especially after The Book of Boba Fett had that great Fallen Order Easter egg.

Here is all we know so far about Star Wars Jedi: Survivor!

Will there be a Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2?

Yes, there will be a sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the developers have confirmed - and it will be called Star Wars Jedi: Survivor!

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor2 has now been officially announced, with EA confirming on its website that Respawn Entertainment is working away on "the next game in the action adventure Star Wars Jedi series." Stig Asmussen is returning to direct this sequel after helming the first game in the series.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date speculation

The Star Wars Jedi: Survivor release date has not been confirmed, but rumour mongers on the web have speculated that it could be coming in late 2022 or early 2023.

Despite some predictions to the contrary, this year's Star Wars Day has been and gone without a big reveal. And E3 2022, which would have happened in June, has been cancelled. So it's hard to predict when EA could reveal the game!

The original Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game was a November release, but there's no hard and fast rule that says a sequel would have to launch at the same time of year.

Which consoles and platforms can play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2?

The original Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game is available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, so we'd say it's likely that a sequel would reach all of those same platforms. Nintendo Switch owners will probably miss out again, but there should be plenty of other ways to play Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

What would be the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor story?

Cal Kestis
Could Cal Kestis teeter towards the Dark Side in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2? Respawn

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 would be in a 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 hypothetical 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,” he said. “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 could change in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gameplay?

Since the original release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the developers at Respawn have added various new elements to the game, with many of these enhancements coming to the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of that original game. There was also a Free Content Update for all players in June 2020, giving us an idea of what has been on Respawn's collective mind since their first Star Wars game launched, which could influence what they do in their next related project.

These updates included improved framerates and quicker loading times, and some new wave-based combat modes were added as well - these experiences are called Battle Grid and Combat Challenges, and both can be accessed through the meditation areas in the game. Plus, players have been given the option to restart the game whilst retaining their cosmetic items, in a new mode called New Journey Plus. We wouldn't be surprised to see those same features being woven into the game's sequel.

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It will be interesting to see how they tackle the fact that Cal has relearned all his powers at this point. Figuring out his abilities was a key part of the first game, but unless a new padawan is going to be introduced, we'll likely have a slightly different focus in the sequel.

Who would 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.

Is there a trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor?

With the news of the name of the game came out first Star Wars Jedi: Survivor teaser trailer. Here it is for you 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.

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