The Switch port of “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” was announced during the Nintendo Direct broadcast in September. After more than a month of waiting, it is finally available for purchase.
KOTOR was first released on the original Xbox and PC in 2003, and later ported by Aspyr Media to Mac, iOS and Android devices. The studio is now responsible for the classic RPG PlayStation 5 and PC remakes. Due to Xbox’s overall backward compatibility support, the original version of KOTOR can already be played on Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S consoles. As of today, it can be played on Switch.
“In the four thousand years before the Galactic Empire, hundreds of Jedi Knights were killed in battle with the ruthless Sith, and you are the last hope of the Jedi Order.” Nintendo’s instructions read. “Can you master the power of the Force and save the Republic? Or will you fall into the temptation of the dark side?”
These are the questions you will answer in KOTOR (but not all, because you will make a lot of choices), and now, thanks to the new Switch port, you can be on the comfort of your couch or on the go.
The game will require 12 GB of space, and it is strictly a single player game. This is an action-adventure Star Wars role-playing game with turn-based combat. At the time of writing, it is still available for pre-order at $14.99. You will also receive 75 gold coins from Nintendo for pre-order. Strangely, on the Nintendo eShop of Switch, the game’s listing shows that today is the “expected” release date.
Since the port announcement, November 11 has been the release date. Using “estimates” makes it look like it might not be released today, but considering that Nintendo has not publicly announced any relevant information (and Aspyr does not), KOTOR may launch the Switch later today.
While waiting for KOTOR to click Switch, read Aspyr’s PS5 KOTOR remake, and then check one of the review articles Game informant The biggest question about KOTOR is how it works.
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