Raven Software’s Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is coming to Nintendo Switch on Sept. 24 courtesy of Aspyr. Are you shocked? We’re shocked. In a good way, of course. Jedi Knight II originally released for PC in March 2002, so to see it coming back 17 years later on the Switch goes to show (1) people really like this game and (2) Switch is the God of Ports. [Update: Jedi Academy is coming too! See below.]
Maybe it’s not as big a deal as something like Star Wars Battlefront II coming to the Switch or something, but hey, I’ll take it. The Jedi Knight franchise was highly beloved back in its day, and we’re not complaining if Aspyr wants to bring it back. Another terrific port freshly announced for Nintendo Switch during the Nintendo Direct was Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore.
Update: Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy will also release for Nintendo Switch, in early 2020, and it will include the game’s much-enjoyed online multiplayer combat. Both Jedi Knight II and Jedi Academy will feature gyro aiming support.
For me personally, Jedi Academy was some of the most fun I ever had on the original Xbox. Selecting and developing Force powers and demolishing my enemies with lightning was a rare pleasure indeed.
Are you excited to play Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Jedi Academy on Switch?