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Update [Fri 21st Apr, 2023 00:55 BST]: Here's your reminder you can now download this Switch Online trial for Star Wars: Republic Commando, provided you're located in this region. A trial for Fast RMX will go live in Europe on 26th April.

Original story [Tue 18th Apr, 2023 00:45 BST]:

Star Wars Day is happening next month, and to celebrate all things about a "galaxy far, far away" Nintendo will be offering a free Star Wars: Republic Commando Switch Online trial in North America.

This game will be playable from 20th April until 26th April and is a free download, provided you're an online Switch member.

In addition to this, the digital version will be 50% off its regular price until 26th April. Switch Online members can also earn 100 MyNintendo Platinum Points by participating in this game trial.

Republic Commando admittedly didn't release in the best state on the Switch, but Aspyr eventually rolled out a frame rate and performance update for the game. Here's a bit about it, along with a trailer, courtesy of

Boss, Fixer, Scorch, and Sev, better known as Delta Squad, are back on Nintendo Switch™! Relive the legendary campaign.

Welcome to the Clone Wars: Chaos has erupted throughout the galaxy. As leader of an elite squad of Republic Commandos, your mission is to infiltrate, dominate, and ultimately annihilate the enemy.

Battle Relentless Enemies: Battle a variety of highly intelligent and deadly enemies—from brutal Trandoshan mercenaries to the flying insectoid warriors of Geonosis.

The Squad is Your Weapon: Your squad will follow your orders, performing complex commands and strategic maneuvers. You are their leader. They are your weapon.

Will you be giving this latest trial a go? Tell us in the comments.