EA gives us a look at some of the various droids that Cal Kestis, BD-1, and their companions will be confronted with in what appears to be one of the best Star Wars games in a while. With nods to familiar faces from the Star Wars prequels and animated series including The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, you'll face plenty of dangerous droids in Jedi Survivor.
Jedi Survivor takes place five years after the events of Fallen Order, at the same time as the prequels and the original trilogy. In fact, Respawn claims it will take place in the same year as the most recent Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries. As such, the Empire is still packing plenty of droids alongside its trooper forces as it attempts to remove the last remaining remnants of the Jedi Order.
Jason de Heras, Respawn Entertainment's production director, talk about some of the new foes you'll encounter on Cal's journeys, as well as the heavier B2 Droid bruisers from Attack of the Clones. We're all excited to hear what Respawn has created this time.
The iconic, rolling Droidekas will also take on the role. "They've got the bubble shield, they roll, and they actually incorporate it into their melee, so you can't just stun-lock it forever," de Heras tells IGN. "That's classic to the IP, so, you know, we have to use that."
Fans of the Clone Wars TV show will most likely recognize the agile BX Droids, who use Vibro Swords and are capable of standing somewhat toe-to-toe against a Jedi, and the IG-100 Magna Guards, who are General Grievous's elite bodyguards, who de Heras claims are well-positioned to derail your strategy.
The choke-slamming KX Security Droids make a return from Fallen Order, though a new Jedi Survivor model replaces the grab strikes with a deadly stun baton, making them more of a traditional brawler-type foe.
The DT Sentry Droids, which have been revealed in Star Wars Rebels and The Bad Batch, are a familiar sight to fans of both series, and Cal's first encounter with one is a true "oh s***" moment. They can appear equipped with a staff and missile, a hammer, or a blaster, but they're dangerous adversaries that will keep coming even if they lose a limb.
Check out the Star Wars Jedi Survivor system requirements before you buy it. Another classic Star Wars game is back, and we've got more action-adventure games on PC to keep you busy till April.
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