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New Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Details Are Giving Us Dark Forces Vibes

Could Star Wars Jedi: Survivor be the Dark Forces follow-up we’ve been waiting for?

No, probably not. But Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is giving us definite Dark Forces vibes and we’re happy to take that. Yes, we love the Jedi Knight games but we’ve also found ourselves craving the  blaster-based action that FPS Star Wars: Dark Forces offered. So we’ve been glad to hear more on Star Wars Jedi: Survivor’s blaster-play.

Game Informer spoke to the Star Wars action game’s director, Stig Asmussen, who shed some light how shooting enemies in the face figures into this Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel. There’s set to be a rock-paper-scissors element to combat, with protagonist Cal Kestis employing a total of five stances.

So, different stances will prove more effective against certain foes. And while we hope no-one enemy laughs off a laser sword, the Star Wars universe does have lightsaber resistance armour. There’s also set to be long-ranged combat and the dual-sabre wielding stance returns. Can you blast your way through the whole game? We very much doubt it but you can bet we’re going to try.

You’ll also get the ability to ride mounts and you’ll be accompanied by AI-controlled mercenary Bode Akuna. BD-1’s not bowing out as far as we know but given the darker tone the game is going for, we wouldn’t be surprised if he came to a messy end early on in the game. Sure, he may have got his own LEGO model kit, but when you’re trying make your protagonist even more miserable, anything goes.

You can read Game Informer’s full piece here. As for the game itself, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is coming this March 17th, landing on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

As for Dark Forces, you can relive the original in glorious 4K thanks to a recent fan remaster.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.