Is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor a Soulslike?

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the sequel to Fallen Order, sees players once again take on the role of Cal Kestis.

Jedi: Fallen Order was one of the most popular Star Wars video games released in quite some time with fans praising the story and combat. One of the biggest debates about Jedi: Fallen Order is whether or not the game is truly a Soulslike. The Soulslike genre includes video games that draw gameplay features similar to the Dark Souls franchise. Titles like Bloodborne, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Elden Ring fall into this category.

Some consider Jedi: Fallen Order to be a Soulslike while others don’t. But, will the sequel truly be a Soulslike?

Is Star Wars Jedi: Survivor a Soulslike?

Every indication we have so far of Jedi: Survivor is that it will be similar to its predecessor in terms of gameplay. In an interview with GameRant, director Stig Asmussen discussed the development team’s love for Souls games and how that comes into play when making Jedi: Survivor and hearing feedback from Star Wars fans for Jedi: Fallen Order.

“We’re huge Souls fans, and we’re very obviously inspired by it. But we recognize that the Star Wars audience is huge. There are a lot of different types of gamers, and it’s like probably the entire spectrum for us. In the first game, we built a difficulty system that was very easy to change midstream, adjust whatever you want, as long as you were not in combat. We added another stage of that in this game to bridge the gap between medium difficulty and very, very easy.”

Asmussen goes on to mention that the intention is to respect and recognize that they can’t make something for the hardcore, Souls fan base. They want to make something that all players can find enjoyable.

If you felt Jedi: Fallen Order wasn’t a true Soulslike, then perhaps you’ll feel the same way with the sequel. Wherever you stand on the debate, it seems the development team has added more features to this game to try and appeal to as many fans and possible.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor launches Apr. 28 on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.