Classic Star Wars Video Game Collection Announced At E3 2019
That's a lot of good titles.
Jedi Fallen Order is not the only exciting news for Star Wars fans to come out of E3 2019. Limited Run, a company that makes physical versions of popular digital-only PS4, PS Vita, and Switch games, held its own E3 press conference this year. During the show, Limited Run made a surprise announcement: A physical collection of classic Star Wars games is on the way, including some beloved titles from a decade long, long ago.
The collection includes a bunch of beloved Star Wars games, ranging from 2D platformers to first-person shooters. The Limited Run Games Star Wars Collector's Edition includes The Empire Strikes Back, X-Wing, Rebel Assault I & II, TIE Fighter, Dark Forces, Shadows of the Empire, Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, Episode I: Racer, Bounty Hunter, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Racer Revenge, and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
There's a lot of beloved Star Wars titles in that list. The notable standouts are Tie Fighter and all three Jedi Knight games, all of which still have fierce fanbases to this day. Shadows of the Empire is also a fairly good game and is highly regarded for its opening Hoth level. Bounty Hunter was popular for its time and most likely the primary inspiration for the canceled Star Wars 1313 game that would have seen players take on the role of a bounty hunter. Back in the day, a lot of these games were canon as well, filling in plot points and holes. However, thanks to Disney, that is no longer the case.
It's been a pretty big E3 for Star Wars, as Respawn finally revealed gameplay for its upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order game during EA's press conference. Fallen Order takes inspiration from both From Software's Bloodborne and Retro Studios' Metroid Prime. The game stars Cal Kestis, a Jedi Padawan who managed to escape Order 66 and now lives in hiding from the Galactic Empire. Combat is tactical, rewarding players for thinking through how they swing their lightsaber and when they use one of Cal's many Force powers.