Can Darth Vader Make An Appearance in Jedi Survivor?

David Byrne


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Having just finished Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, fans around the globe have been eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series, Jedi Survivor. While the jury is still out on whether or not the upcoming game will be able to capture the same level of excitement as its predecessor, one thing is certain: Darth Vader will more than likely make an appearance.

The first question that inevitably arises is, of course, how could Darth Vader possibly appear in Jedi Survivor? After all, the game is set some ten years after the events of Fallen Order, and in this period of time, it is highly unlikely that Vader would make an appearance in person. Nevertheless, there could still be a way for the iconic villain to make a felt presence.

Throughout the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series, which takes place at the same time as the story of Jedi Survivor, Darth Vader is seen constantly pursuing his former master. Thus, it is feasible that Vader could appear in the game in the form of holograms or audio recordings in order to further the story. Of course, the iconic Sith Lord’s presence would be felt no matter how minor the role he plays.

The game’s developers, in this case, have a very interesting balancing act at their disposal. While on the one hand, it is important for Darth Vader to appear in some form or another, on the other hand, it is essential for the game to avoid becoming a Star Wars movie in video game form. To that end, if Vader does make an appearance in the game, it is most likely to be a minor one.

In the end, it is important to remember that while Darth Vader is one of the most recognizable and powerful villains in the entire Star Wars universe, his presence in Jedi Survivor should be used to propel Cal Kestis’ journey forward. As of right now, it is still uncertain whether or not the powerful Sith Lord will make an appearance in the upcoming game, and it will definitely be interesting to see how the developers decide to incorporate his presence into the story.