Star Wars Jedi: Survivor director Stig Asmussen has revealed Coruscant to be one of the planets featured in the sequel, though it may not be a fully explorable open world area.
Sharing the news at Star Wars Celebration, not long before he released the final gameplay trailer for Jedi: Survivor, Asmussen confirmed Coruscant was in the game.
“We’re taking our Metroidvania approach a step further and, just to talk about another planet, we’re going to have Coruscant as well,” he said. “I think there’s been a lot of speculation on that, and [I’m] just confirming it here.”
Though Asmussen did talk about Coruscant in a conversation about the larger explorable areas included in Jedi: Survivor, EA’s Star Wars communications lead Andy McNamara seemed to pull back expectations a bit on Twitter.
“To be clear, Stig never claimed Coruscant was a ‘freely explorable open world’ [as one Twitter account claimed]. He only confirmed it as one of the destinations in the game,” McNamara said. “Survivor has amazing planets to explore and our biggest environments to date, but wanted to be clear on what was said.”
It’s therefore unclear how much Coruscant will feature in Jedi: Survivor. It could be as open a world or area as the other locations, or it may just be featured as part of one particular story mission, much like the final area of Jedi: Fallen Order.
Fans don’t have too long until they find out though as the game launches on April 28 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC. It’s latest trailer showed battles against Stormtroopers, Destroyer Droids from the prequel trilogy, and even a Rancor, and developer Respawn Entertainment promise just as much story to match the action.
In our preview of the game, IGN said: Our “main takeaway from roughly five hours with the upcoming sequel, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, is that it felt like [we were] systematically crossing off the issues I had with Fallen Order.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.