Fans of Star Wars just got a rare game that is full of nostalgia, on modern consoles. They teased it during Nintendo’s Direct earlier in the month, and now Aspyr has released Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast for the Switch and PS4 at a $10 price.
The 2002 title lets you play as hero Kyle Katarn after he severs ties with the Jedi and the Force, only to later realize that he needs to return to the force to fight off a growing menace. They didn’t give it a visual overhaul, but you will have modern controls on the new consoles. Switch owners can use motion to fine-tune their lightsaber swings and blaster shots for instance.
This probably wouldn’t be the fans’ first choice for a Star Wars game revival though. Jedi Outcast was generally very well-received at the time, but many would point to the original Jedi Knight (which is a sequel to Dark Forces) as the best in the series.
This launch is thanks to Aspyr’s access to the LucasArts back catalog. It is a good way to revisit a game that hasn’t been available on consoles for over a decade. If you are a fan, you’ll want to check it out.