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Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Returns on the Nintendo Switch

Gaming article by Alyssa Wejebe on September 4, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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Before you watch another Star Wars movies in theaters this winter, consider checking out Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast as it gets a new port on the Nintendo Switch. Today's Nintendo Direct announced that the Star Wars action game will be coming to the console on Sept. 24.

Originally released in 2002 during the GameCube generation, Jedi Outcast follows New Republic agent Kyle Katarn in his struggle against the Dark Side. Voiced by several different actors and appearing in multiple Star Wars games, Katarn once belonged to the Galactic Empire. After learning that they were responsible for his father's death, he abandoned them, and went on to become a mercenary and even a Jedi.

 

Set eight years after Return of the Jedi and two years after an event from the Expanded Universe era (now known as Star Wars Legends after Disney took ownership), Katarn's adventure in Jedi Outcast features other major characters like Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian. The game even includes Mon Mothma assigning missions.

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While the original release of Jedi Outcast featured multiplayer modes along with its single-player campaign, Nintendo currently lists the Switch port as only single-player. However, it also shows that one of Jedi Outcast's original publishers, Aspyr, has returned for its Switch release.

The Star Wars website also announced that Aspyr will re-release Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, the sequel to Jedi Outcast, in 2020. Additionally, Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy will be available on the PS4 too. Both PlayStation and Nintendo said that the Jedi Outcast port will have "modernized controls."

 

According to Polygon, the Jedi Academy port will feature multiplayer battles. Polygon adds that both Switch ports will allow players to use motion controls via the Joy-Cons.

Did you play Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast when it first came out? Will you try it when it comes out on the Nintendo Switch? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Alyssa Wejebe

Alyssa Wejebe

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Alyssa Wejebe writes about games, reads about games, and plays them too. RPG, hack-and-slash, and fighting games are some of her favorite genres. She loves nonhuman characters. One of her earliest gaming memories center around battling her grandmother and younger brothers in “Super Bomberman 2” on the SNES.