Live Long and Prosper, Luke
Last night’s Nintendo Direct stream was packed full of exciting announcements regarding a string of new and old-school titles, and among the classic games putting in an appearance was BioWare’s legendary RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, which is coming to the Switch platform digitally on November 11, courtesy of Aspyr Media.
First released on PC way back in 2003, Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is a deep, space opera epic that follows the adventures of a customizable player protagonist as the battle the devastating galactic forces of the insidious Darth Malak. Set some 4000 years before the events of the famous movie series, Knights of the Old Republic was one of the first genuine opportunities that gaming fans had received to explore a huge, almost wholly original, Star Wars universe.
Highly acclaimed for its conversational mechanics, Dark/Light side morality system, and its enormous cast of characters and vast array of locations, KOTOR is still considered one of the best Star Wars video games of all time, and the title that would eventually set BioWare on the path to forging its own space opera franchise, Mass Effect. This Nintendo Switch port will recreate KOTOR‘s original 2003 release in its entirety, allowing Switch owners to carry a galaxy far, far away in their jacket pocket. Now that’s progress. A full remake of KOTOR is also in the works for PS5 and PC.
Knights of the Old Republic will arrive on the Nintendo Switch eShop on November 11, priced at around $15.