During the recent Nintendo Direct, much to gamers’ delight and especially Star Wars fans’ excitement, it was revealed that two classic video games Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy would be coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 soon.
The first and third person action game Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, originally launched way back in March 2002, is all set to re-release for the consoles on September 24, thanks to Lucasfilm and original developer Aspyr. Its sequel, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, which was originally launched in 2003, is also up for a re-release sometime in 2020.
Star wars confirms the same in an article on its official website, “Two classic Star Wars games are coming back to consoles from Lucasfilm and developer Aspyr, starting September 24 with the action/adventure game Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast. Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy will follow soon after in early 2020, with Aspyr bringing back the game’s much-celebrated online multiplayer battles, and both games will feature Gyro Aiming support for Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons. The two legendary titles will also be released for PlayStation 4.”
“Delivering classic Star Wars games to modern consoles, with the experience maximized to take advantage of the latest controls and features, is a responsibility we take very seriously,” said Elizabeth Howard, Vice President of Publishing at Aspyr, in a recent press release.