One of the most surprising releases on the Switch in recent times was Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Although it didn't include the multiplayer component, it was at least nice to have an official Star Wars game to play.
If you're craving more classic Star Wars experiences on the Switch, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is due out in early 2020. After this, though, what can we expect from the publisher and developer responsible for these re-releases? In an interview with GameIndustry.biz, Aspyr's vice president of publishing Elizabeth Howard said many more announcements were on the way:
The reception to the Star Wars games... it just blows our mind. These are just our first two announcements and we have so much more coming. I just think that it's a good time to start telling the world about us, that we've been doing this a long time, and we're doing everything we can to deliver on these games.
We can only hope this means even more classic Star Wars games will be made available on classic systems, or at the very least we get more games from Asypr on Switch. To see how Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast holds up on the hybrid system, be sure to check out our recent review.
What other classic experiences like Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast would you like to see made available on the Switch? Tell us below.
Yes! Put ‘em all on Switch. Especially Shadows of the Empire and the Super Star Wars trilogy. And KOTOR. And Racer. And the Rogue Squadron trilogy...
Hoping to see "Knights of the Old Republic" ported to the Switch. I heard good things about it.
@Krambo42 Yes! All of this. I want Pod Racer from the N64 and Shadows of the Empire sooo bad. Also, Bounty Hunter and The Force Unleashed.
So excited more Star Wars games are coming.. I’ll buy most if not all haha
@Magrane I played it for the first time last year when I got an XB1. Really enjoyed it until my game crashed and I lost a couple hours’ worth of progress. Never went back to it after that. I’d love to try again on Switch.
@Prof_Yoshtonics I’d buy ‘em!
KOTOR on Switch would be a dream come true.
Wow, getting goosebumps just thinking about it.
I want Jedi Academy and Shadows of the Empire.
@Krambo42 Shadows of The Empire and Rogue Squadron... yes please.
Oh yes. More Star Wars games please. I would love KOTOR, the first Unleashed game, the Pod Racing games, Battle For Naboo, Bounty Hunter, and The Rouge Squadron games on the Switch. All of them are perfect for the system.
@Magrane good luck with that since ea has control of star wars game rights.
Give us Rogue Squadron, Bounty Hunter, SotE, Commandos, OG Battlefront and KOTOR.
I really hope one day soon, Disney will realise how bad the EA exclusivity deal really is. Star Wars games need to be handled like Marvel games.
@locky-mavo i agree but i dont see battlefront or KOTOR coming to the switch ever with EA in control with these ips.
Let's get the Rogue Squadron games and the KOTOR games!
@RiasGremory This is something I could see happening because it would take very little to no effort by EA. And EA loves to make money with little to no effort on their part.
More Star Wars on Switch? Yes please. 😁
ROGUE SQUADRON REMAKE NOW!
@Heavyarms55 And yet the Switch has no Mass Effect Trilogy, Dead Space Trilogy, any PopCap games, The Sims...
Knights of the Old Republic and Force Unleashed, please!
Republic Commando please, I’ve been longing to revisit that one for a long time.
As long as camera inversion is included from the get-go. I am still fumbling through Jedi Outcast.
If it's not Episode I: Racer, then I don't care.
When is the inverted control patch coming ?!!!!!
Until they fix this they can shove the rest of the games up their backside as they are too difficult to play if you are used to inverted controls.
Too bad remakes of KOTOR 1 and 2 probably aren’t possible.
I'd LIKE to see kotor 1 and 2 remakes, not just ports, but i dont see it happening. EA is all about minimal effort, and remaking them would take effort to do properly.
Litterally any of them and I’d buy them.
All of them please
@Zeraki exactly like that! <3
@Sabrewing Those games would require a bit more work to port I think. They're feasible but much more demanding. The KOTOR games ran on the original Xbox and the Rogue Squadron titles were N64 and GameCube. There are literally homebrew people porting titles that old on their personal computers for fun!
I find the lack of non-ports disturbing.
Only kidding, more Star Wars please.
Nostalgic games, from a nostalgic film franchise on the world's favourite nostalgia platform.
If they can give me the deluxe version of "X-Wing/Tie-Fighter" on te switch ill buy it in a hardbeat. "X-Wing vs Tie Fighter" also or "X-wing alliance". But that last two one needs the multi player also.
@Woosh193 indeed. When will they launch this patch? Can’t play this game without invert.
Meanwhile I can't even get past the 5th stormtrooper in JK2, haha. I don't remember it being this hard on the PC back in 2002, perhaps I'm crap at console shooters or I've just gotten bad at games in my old age.
@Prof_Yoshtonics Dreamcast and PC version of Pod Racer is by far better than N64 version.
N64 version dated badly.
Give me KOTOR and Rogue Squadron and we will be friends forever.
As much as I want all the Rogue Squadron titles (including the unreleased Wii game), along with Shadows of the Empire and the Super Starwars Trilogy, the original Atari Arcade Trilogy (most wanted after seeing a rerelease from 1UP), and Battle Pod from Namco, and the Sega Arcades....
I also want them to fix the controls (give inverted Vertical Axis) of the current game they have released
I'm conflicted, part of me would love to see Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 and its Mysteries of the Sith expansion though I have a feeling they've probably aged terribly (Jedi Knight didn't even look that great at the time...). In my nostalgia-riddled head they're still two of the best FPS ever though
Remaking is like making the game again from the scratch, porting is minimal effort, its already updated for 720p. So yeah first two KOTR would be nice. Also Tie Fighter and Pod Racer in one collection for 15 euro
Republic Commando please!
I know I'm just day dreaming if I dared asked for any Rogue Squadron remasters, right? Right? RIGHT?
Bounty Hunter and Rogue Squadron Trilogy pleeeeeease!
Force Unleashed PLEASE!!!! Also maybe the original two Battlefront games. That would be nice especially if BF2 could use mods like the PC version. KOTOR and Republic Commando would be cool too.
Enjoying the game but the input lag makes aiming shockingly bad.
Tie Fighter vs Xwing needs to be ported, as well as the other Xwing games.
KOTOR! KOTOR! KOTOR!
Hey if we are adding Kotor, can we add in the content into the second one that got left on the cutting room floor? It really does polish up Kotor 2 and make it a better experience
Knights is the Old Republic might not be as much of a pipe dream as one would think, seeing that Aspyr has already ported it to Android and iOS.
The rogue squadron series and Shadows of the empire (especially) will all be day ones for me. Sure I can play Shadows of the Empire on my N64, having the updated HDMI clarity will make it even more enjoyable. I mean come on I get to fight Boba Fett in the game!! I’d even buy it physically on Switch. Yes, I know they made a physical n64 version recently.
That's ok...because I have SAO Fatal Bullet and it has light sabers in it too! I made one of myself and for Vmon. Fun game...🤤
I plan on buying whichever Star Wars game comes to the Switch, as long as it's not pinball Star Wars, I would buy all of them. Pod Racers and Force Unleashed were my favorites.
Aspyr is a longtime Mac game publisher. I’m sure Jedi Academy is on the radar, along with Knights of the Old Republic. They never released Rogue Squadron, so I don’t know how LucasArts handled those titles. Look them up on Wikipedia, they released a slew of great games, including the Star Trek Elite Force titles, too.
Jedi Academy would be a nice addition.
Mesa want Super Bombad Racing okeyday?
@Krambo42 That would make this guy so happy.
@biglittlejake Star Wars Pinball is a ton of fun!
@eltomo Ha, I used to love that game.
@RiasGremory so how come we have Jedi Outcast then?
Gimme KOTOR and Battlefront II Classic please. The latter is one of my favorite games ever. Having that on Switch would be a dream come true.
I'd love to see Episode 1 Podracer and both Starfighter games
I'd definitely rebuy the original Jedi Knight with the live action FMVs and the N64 podracing game
This is really cool news. Asypr should do the whole lineage of Dark Forces to Jedi Academy, including expansion packs, & both KotOR games, definitely including the Restored Content Mod to KotOR2. As has already been commented, they've already got KotOR on the Android/iOS platforms.
I just wish that for JA, and the KotOR titles, they would include more choices available for the look of your pc, when you start the game.
The Rogue Squadron Trilogy would be the titles I'd be most interested in seeing on Switch. Throw in Episode 1: Racer, Shadows of the Empire, and maybe Jedi Starfighter and I'd be set.
I dont think that EA has any say over existing games, so KOTOR 1&2, Battlefront 2, Republic Commando and Jedi Starfighter are all possibilities.
I doubt we'll get Rogue Squadron though as it's not already released on Xbox.
X-Wing, Tie Fighter, Yoda Stories, Indiana Jones Desktop Adventures
@BerendJan TIE Fighter is one of my fvaourot games, but I don't know how you'd do a console version. There are 30+ essential buttons. I think the WiiU in docked mode is pretty much the only console that could have done it and even then, it wouldn't be the same.
I think the Gamecube Rogue games are about as close as we'll get on Switch.
i've been playing through Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast for the first time and its dated but its still a great game. i dont know how many times i fell off the side of the cliffs but I hope they find great success porting these old classics over to the switch.
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