It’s safe to say that The Mandalorian TV series has saved the Star Wars universe from sitting in the mess of the recent trilogy. With its massive success, The Mandalorian is too big to not be a video game eventually. Its episodic adventures even scream video game as far as its pacing, info dumps, fan service, and constant action.
While a Mando game hasn’t been announced yet, we are personally almost certain that a game will be due now that the new consoles are out, and especially since Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Star Wars: Squadrons were both hits with fans and critics alike. Here’s our personal wishlist of things that need to be in the inevitable The Mandalorian video game.
You cannot have a list of anything Mando without mentioning the greatest Star Wars creation ever: Baby Yoda. The Child’s name, Grogu, was recently dropped in The Mandalorian Season 2, Episode 5. It’s now confirmed that his species is tied to Yoda’s, and that Grogu was a youngling hidden in the Jedi Temple during Order 66. The father-son bond Din Djarin and Grogu have is unbreakable.
Grogu needs to be in The Mandalorian video game in a support role similar to what BD-1 was to Cal Kestis is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. If Yoda’s aging is any indication of the maturity of Grogu’s species, he won’t be fully developed into something resembling an adult for at least another hundred years – plenty of time for Mando and Baby Yoda to go on some pretty sweet adventures.
Think open world, but make it plural. If Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (1&2) and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order can juggle open world concepts on multiple worlds, so can The Mandalorian video game. Din Djarin’s ship, Razor Crest, makes it easy for him to jump from planet to planet. He’s already stepped foot on Tatooine, Nevarro, Trask, and other spots in the Outer Rim – why not expand on those amazing planets? Mando’s price might be high, but there’s few jobs he won’t take.
Cycling supporting cast
Din Djarin is a lone wolf. His responsibility is to The Child now, but aside from Grogu, Mando runs solo. While most RPGs host a slot or two for companions, it doesn’t fit the mold of the show. What would make sense is a revolving cast of supporting characters that change based on missions, bounties, or planets. It’s not every episode that Mando teams up with Greef Karga, Cara Dune, Bo-Katan Kryze, or Ahsoka Tano.
This would emphasize the focus on Djarin and Grogu in The Mandalorian game, while expanding their story with amazing side characters along the way.
Din Djarin’s Amban phase-pulse blaster
There’s not much to add here other than the Amban phase-pulse blaster would be amazing to level up and use in The Mandalorian video game. Disintegrating Imperial goons or Jawa scavengers could make for some great sniper missions. Mando also uses the taser on the Amban blaster, so there’s some versatility past it being a one-trick pony.
Monster hunter missions
Din Djarin is the Clan Mudhorn. After Din Djarin slayed the Mudhorn, the Mandalorian known as The Armorer used a beskar ingot to create Djarin’s signet of Clan Mudhorn. This iconic kill showed the resilience, resourcefulness, and luck Din Djarin has in taking on these massive creatures. If he can take on a Mudhorn, Krayt Dragon, Krykna-like ice spider, and Mamacore, then he can definitely take on creatures like the Rancor, Nexu, or Reek. Trophy bounty missions could be massive in a game like The Mandalorian that would take place in a universe infinitely stocked up with exotic creatures.
Mando’s ship, Razor Crest, has now cemented itself as one of the more iconic ships in the Star Wars universe. It’s far from sexy, but provides such an intimate look into the solitary lifestyle that Din Djarin lives. It would be fun to see it evolve between missions. It could be immaculate at one point, then barely running after being torn to shreds by another ship or monster. This would also open up possibilities of ship missions, like running from the Rebels or using Razor Crest to shoot away pests.
Pedro Pascal deserves all the love in the world for being a wonderful human being, and bringing this amazing character to life. It would be hard to imagine somebody else as the voice actor for Din Djarin. He has the perfect timbre to convey stoicism, confliction, empathy, and his cutting snarky comments. Mando is beyond cool, and if there is a game, Pedro Pascal has to be the voice.
The Mandalorian game isn’t announced at the time of this writing, but should be on EA’s radar. The Mandalorian is a license to print money, perhaps more so than any other Star Wars game they could release at the moment, so why not cash in on this while it’s still popular and (mostly) positively received?