The man from the Dark Forces series is back for an appearance
in Jedi Knight II. Kyle Katarn, the mercenary turned Jedi,
will be the main character yet again. Since the events of
Mysteries of the Sith, Kyle has given up his Jedi powers,
for fear that he will once again be lured towards the Darkside
of the Force. He is now a Jedi outcast and seeks to redeem
himself. The main focus that Jedi Outcast will present Kyle
and his struggles with the power of the Force.
Very little is known of what became of Jan Ors after the events
of Dark Forces 2. Once Kyle's partner in crime, it is believed
that she continued to work for the New Republic on various
assignments. Often it fell into Jan's lap to bail Kyle out
of the various situations that he seemed to get himself into.
Kyle became more resourceful when he became a Jedi Knight,
and the tables turned when he bailed Jan out of a few situations.
Kyle Katarn will be fighting along side Luke Skywalker, one of the greatest
strengths of the Alliance. Little is known about this relationship, but expect more
Mon Mothma, the Supreme Commander of the Alliance, gives briefings to Kyle throughout the game.
Currently, you can find her latest news in the LucasArts N.R.I. reports.
A typical rebel soldier carries a blaster rifle in order to protect rebellion interests.
These saber weilding disciples of the Empire are powerful instruments of the Dark Side. On top of their lightsaber and limited Force powers, the Reborn also have personal shielding.
Admiral Galak Fyyar used to work as the weapon scientist for the Emperor. He continues
pushing technology in weaponry and armor.
One of the largest Rodian's around, Reelo Baruk, is the powerful crime boss of Nar Shaddaa.
His legitimate front is his garbage hauling company.
The Trandoshan species is made up of cold-blooded, lizard-like creatures that inflict pain with deadly
accuracy. Like most reptiles, their scaly skin even sheds once a year. The Trandoshan are known as the best hunters in the
galaxy because they are extremely violent and have excellent hunting and tracking skills.
Cloud City's working class is made up of thousands of Ugnaughts. These creatures run
virtually the entire operation in the sky.
Storm Troopers began showing up as the standard foot soldier
of the Imperials shortly after artifical intelligence was put
to rest. Imperial blasters are the norm for these well armored
soldiers. You can identify the squad leaders by the a patch over
their right shoulder.
Swamp Troopers are very much like Storm Troopers except for the
fact that they carry the Golan Arms FC-1. Once you spot a Swamp
Trooper, you can identify them by their green camouflage.
These green species are from planet Rodia. As hunters and fighters,
many become bounty hunters by occupation. Expect most Rodians to
carry a standard pistol.
Gran are those pesky creatures that toss thermal detonators near
your feet and then charge you with their fists. You can identify
them by their tentacle like head with three eyes. They originate
from the planet Kinyen.
Weequay attack with either standard issue blasters or the
powerfully accurate bowcasters. These bantha-loving aliens
are usually found in desert conditions.
AT-ST stands for All Terrain Scout Transport. These mighty
two-man mechanical walkers are part of the Imperial arsenal and
can usually be found in highly concentrated areas controlled under
As of now, neither LucasArts or Raven have confirmed any official
Non-Playable Characters (NPCs.) Many early reports speak of
NPCs that Kyle can team up with to defeat enemies. This buddy
system should bring an interesting aspect of play that has
yet to utilized in the Dark Forces series.