D.C. Douglas Joins The Star Wars Canon as Rayvis

D.C. Douglas Joins The Star Wars Canon as Rayvis

“Star Wars Jedi: Survivor”

The galaxy far, far away expands further with the release of “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.” Developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts, this sequel not only enriches the Star Wars universe but also spotlights the return of D.C. Douglas to video games as Rayvis, a Gen’dai warrior whose presence promises to redefine the narrative.

Five years after the events of the Jedi Holocron, Cal Kestis, now a seasoned Jedi Knight, continues his fight against the oppressive Galactic Empire alongside Saw Gerrera’s resistance. In a bold operation on Coruscant, Cal and his team manage to extract critical military information from Senator Daho Sejan, only to be ambushed by the Ninth Sister, a vengeful survivor from their past encounter on Kashyyyk. The confrontation leaves Cal’s team devastated, and though he successfully defeats the Ninth Sister, the recovered data reveals a disheartening truth: the Empire’s power and reach have only grown stronger. With the Stinger Mantis damaged during the escape, Cal sets off to find his old ally Greez for repairs on the remote planet of Koboh, where he finds himself embroiled in a conflict with the criminal Bedlam Raiders and their formidable leader, Rayvis.

Cal’s journey on Koboh leads him to a cave, where he encounters Zee, a droid from the High Republic era, who introduces him to the ancient Forest Array. After activating it, Cal has a vision of the past Jedi explorers and discovers Dagan Gera, a Jedi who succumbed to the dark side after feeling abandoned by the Order. The revelation of the mythical planet Tanalorr, hidden and potentially safe from the Empire, sets Cal and his reassembled crew on a new quest. Alongside Greez, Bode Akuna, and Merrin, they head to Jedha to join forces with Cere Junda and Eno Cordova in rebuilding the Jedi Archives. As their mission progresses, they uncover more about the planet’s past and the critical navigational compasses, leading to a series of betrayals and confrontations – including an intense battle with Rayvis (D.C. Douglas) – that test Cal’s resolve and force him to confront the dark side within himself.

Rayvis, portrayed by D.C. Douglas, emerges as a compelling force in the Star Wars saga. Known for their longevity and unique physiology, the Gen’dai’s inclusion through Rayvis offers fans a deeper dive into the lesser-seen corners of the galaxy. Douglas, with his rich history in voice acting—including notable roles in franchises like “Resident Evil” as Albert Wesker, “Mass Effect” as Legion, and 89 in “AI: the Somnium Files,” brings his rich voice and wry acting to this rare and fascinating character.

Scheduled for release on April 28, 2023, “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” enhances its gameplay with new mechanics, broader customization options, and expansive worlds. Players can expect new Force abilities, lightsaber fighting styles, and traversal options, such as the ability to tame and ride creatures. Available on PlayStation 5, Windows, and Xbox Series X/S, the game promises a rich, immersive experience with features like fast travel and larger maps for deeper exploration.

D.C. Douglas joins a stellar cast in “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor,” including Cameron Monaghan, reprising his role as Cal Kestis. Monaghan, known for his compelling performances in TV series like “Gotham” and “Shameless,” brings a nuanced portrayal to the lead character. Additionally, the game features Debra Wilson, known for her work in “Mad TV” and her voice roles in video games like “Batman: The Enemy Within,” “Halo,” and “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Other notable cast members include Tina Ivlev as Nightsister Merrin, known for her roles in “Dead Rising III” and “Shameless,” and Rebecca Wisocky as the Doma Dendra, known for “Ghosts” as Hetty Woodstone and “Devious Maids” as Evelyn Powell.

Fans can look forward to special editions and exclusive pre-order bonuses for “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor,” including unique in-game items like the “Galactic Hero” cosmetic pack and the “New Hero” cosmetic pack. The Deluxe Edition features a digital artbook, a “Director’s Cut” behind-the-scenes video, and additional cosmetic packs. These editions enhance the gaming experience and celebrate the technological and creative artistry of the game’s development.

With its ambitious storytelling and technological advancements, “Star Wars Jedi: Survivor” is set to be a landmark release in the Star Wars series. The contributions of seasoned actors like Cameron Monaghan, D.C. Douglas, Debra Wilson, Tina Ivlev, and Hetty Woodstone underscore the game’s blend of innovation and tradition, promising a memorable journey for all players.

– TSG Management