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Respawn's Giving Fans The Grisly Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Feature We've Been Asking For

The release of "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" is quickly approaching. On April 28, gamers get to dive back into the story of Cal Kestis, the Jedi protagonist from "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order." Not only will players get to see where the now-bearded Jedi is up to five years after the events of the first game, but they'll also have a treasure trove of new features and gameplay mechanics to explore. For example, "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" will feature new lightsabers and customization options for the player, among other features gamers believed the sequel desperately needed. But that's just the beginning.

A recent IGN exclusive showcased new combat Power Stances that change the way Cal's lightsaber functions. For example, the footage showcases a double-bladed Darth Maul-style stance and a dual-blade stance. But some keen-eyed gamers found something even more interesting in the trailer. Something that indicates that "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" is giving gamers a grisly feature fans have been waiting for.

Human limbs are now on the chopping block

Immediately after the IGN gameplay video hit YouTube, fans noticed that Respawn Entertainment was taking lightsaber dismemberment to the next level with the sequel. Around halfway through the trailer, as Cal is twirling his double-bladed lightsaber, he makes contact with a Scout Trooper. And when he does, the trooper's leg flies off its body. This is significant because although dismemberment existed in "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order," it had its limitations.

In "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order," players could dismember droids and aliens to their hearts' content. But when striking a human with Cal's blade of pure plasma energy, the foe would be inflicted with nothing more than a flesh wound. One of the lead designers on "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order" previously explained to IGN that the team did not implement human dismemberment due to restraints from Disney and Lucasfilm. This frustrated many fans, as older titles such as "Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy" had no problem with players chopping off human body parts.

But for the sequel, it appears Disney and/or Lucasfilm has had a change of heart about dismemberment. Although gamers will be thrilled to hear this, they shouldn't expect much more gory content. Because the game has been rated T for teens by the ESRB, there won't be any of the gut-wrenching gore seen in games such as "Dead Space."