We have a significant Star Wars online game launch on the horizon in November’s , however there is a dose of retro motion coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4 even sooner. Final week’s revealed that Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is coming to its hybrid console on Sept. 24, and StarWars.com revealed that it will be coming to Sony’s console as well. On Friday, Nintendo dropped a trailer to remind us how cool the sport is.
Jedi Outcast first got here out on PC again in 2002. It affords a tremendous motion expertise set eight years after Return of the Jedi, although it is of the Star Wars canon. You play as Kyle Katarn, who wields a lightsaber and a wide selection of sunshine and dark-side Pressure powers as he hunts down darkish Jedi Desann. He additionally will get to group up with Luke Skywalker for some time.
“I am no Jedi. I am only a man with a lightsaber and some questions,” he says within the trailer.
You see Kyle battling a number of Darkish Jedi — there’s an superior slo-mo impact at any time when he kills one — and deflecting blaster pictures from a squad of Imperial Stormtroopers. The graphics look just a little plastic by at the moment’s requirements, however fight appears as easy as ever.
Jedi Outcast has a enjoyable, prolonged single-player marketing campaign, however its multiplayer expertise was a giant a part of the enjoyment. Sadly, only the former will accessible within the Change and PS4 variations, developer Aspyr confirmed by way of electronic mail.
Jedi Academy, the subsequent recreation within the collection, will comply with in early 2020, and can embrace on-line multiplayer. It initially got here out in 2003 and occurs to be an unbelievable recreation as effectively — it added the power to wield a pair of lightsabers or a dual-bladed one like . Each video games have gyro aiming assist for Change’s Pleasure-Cons.
“Delivering basic Star Wars video games to fashionable consoles, with the expertise maximized to make the most of the most recent controls and options, is a duty we take very significantly,” mentioned Elizabeth Howard, vice chairman of publishing at Aspyr, in a launch.
Xbox One avid gamers should not really feel overlooked — Jedi Academy was launched on the unique Xbox and it is backward-compatible with Microsoft’s newest console, so you may play it right now. Jedi Outcast got here to Xbox as effectively, however is not backward-compatible.
First revealed Sept. 5 at 5:11 a.m. PT.
Up to date Sept. 13 at 2:30 a.m. PT: Confirms that the PS4 model of Jedi Outcast will not have multiplayer, notes that Jedi Academy is on Xbox.