Two classic Star Wars games are on their way to Nintendo Switch and PS4, with Lucasfilm teaming up with the developer Aspyr to port these old favorites onto new platforms. The games in question are Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
Jedi Outcast will be up first. This action-adventure game was originally developed by Raven Software and Vicarious Visions, and it launched in 2002 for PC, GameCube, and Xbox. The official Star Wars website tells us that the PS4 and Nintendo Switch port will arrive on Sept. 24. The Nintendo Twitter account adds that the “full single player experience” from the game will remain intact, which makes it unclear if the game’s multiplayer modes will be ported onto these new platforms. We really hope they make it to the Switch because Jedi Outcast multiplayer is awesome!
Up next will be Jedi Academy, which was originally developed by Raven Software in 2003 for PC and Xbox. The PS4 and Switch ports are coming in early 2020. StarWars.com stresses that Aspyr will definitely be “bringing back the game’s much-celebrated online multiplayer battles.”
This news is likely music to the ears of Star Wars fans, who’ve been waiting for quite some time for the iconic space opera to arrive on Nintendo Switch. At the time of writing this, there isn’t a single Star Wars game on the portable console, although Star Wars Pinball is set to debut on Sept. 13.
Pinball is one thing, though, and classic games like Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy are something very different. Plenty of fans who played these games before will be happy to jump back in on Switch, we assume, and players who missed out the first time could well be tempted by these re-released classics. And let’s not forget that more Star Wars games on PS4 is never a bad thing, either.
Now how about we get the Knights of the Old Republic and the classic Battlefront series on the Switch, too?