Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2 - Jedi Outcast is coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4 later this month, first getting announced during the September 2019 Nintendo Direct presentation that also unveiled Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy would be doing the same. Jedi Outcast is considered by many to be one of, if not the, greatest Star Wars action games ever released, and has been high on the wishlists of fans looking for remasters of past video games that made good use of the Star Wars license.
Interestingly enough, fans aren't that far away from getting to play Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the Respawn Entertainment title that will look to resurrect the game's storied roots in action gaming. With that title forecasted as one of the 2019 holiday season's best sellers, perhaps it's unsurprising to see other Star Wars titles - especially those closely related to it - precede the game in an attempt to cash in on the interest it will generate. Of course, Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy don't really need the help, with the former sitting at an 89% average score on Metacritic while the latter maintains a respectable 81% average.
According to an official release from the Star Wars website following the reveal from the Nintendo Direct presentation, Jedi Outcast will re-release on Switch and PS4 on September 24. Jedi Academy will follow in early 2020, and will bring with a fresh multiplayer battle service thanks to Aspyr Media. The Switch versions of both titles will support motion-controlled aiming with the Joy-Con controllers, giving them an interesting edge in technology over the PS4 ports of the same game.
For a game originally released in 2002, Jedi Outcast is still regarded as one of the most complete Star Wars games ever made, and one of its best action titles. The game features a number of iconic guns from the Star Wars universe, alongside lightsaber combat that is still referenced as the closest thing developers have gotten to perfect recreations of the film's feel. Interestingly enough, it appears Jedi Outcast won't be getting multiplayer modes while Jedi Academy will - that difference might be why Jedi Academy isn't coming out at the same time as Jedi Outcast on Switch and PS4.
Whatever the reason, though, this announcement will go down as one of the most pleasant surprises in 2019's year for gaming. Fans had no indication that one of the most beloved classics in the Star Wars video game library would be resurrected, and that makes the reveal all the sweeter for those who have fond memories of one of the first games to really follow through on the promise of a Star Wars video game. Star Wars: Jedi Knight 2 - Jedi Outcast hits modern consoles in the Switch and PS4 later this month, and it's definitely worth a look for nostalgic veterans or newcomers alike, if only to get a sense of what people are talking about when they gush about the game's lightsaber combat.
Source: Star Wars