Nintendo Direct: A Beloved Star Wars Game Is Coming To Switch This Month

And a port for another Star Wars game is scheduled for early next year.


During the September 2019 Nintendo Direct, the company announced that Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is coming to Switch this September. Though no longer canon, Jedi Outcast is one of the most beloved games amongst the Star Wars community.

First releasing in 2002, Jedi Outcast puts you in the shoes of Kyle Katarn, who finds himself facing off against dark Jedi Desann. Though a first-person shooter, Jedi Outcast does eventually give you the opportunity to play around with a lightsaber and use Force powers. The game was critically acclaimed for both its well-written single-player campaign and popular multiplayer. Unfortunately, only the single-player is being ported to the Switch version.

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In GameSpot's Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast review, Amer Ajami wrote, "[Jedi Outcast's] strong points--especially its combat--overshadow whatever problems Jedi Outcast may have early on. It's a very slick game that borrows the best elements from past shooters, introduces a number of its own great twists, and then combines these elements to make something that will be highly enjoyable both for those who like shooters and those who simply like Star Wars. And if you happen to like both, then you'll be especially impressed. Jedi Outcast certainly becomes tough later on, but once you learn to master all your force powers and get a good grip on your lightsaber, you'll feel unstoppable--the sight of Katarn effortlessly cutting through, leaping over, and pushing back crowds of enemies is a sight to behold. And once you finish the single-player game, the many multiplayer options will keep you coming back for more."

Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast is coming to Nintendo Switch on September 24.

Though not announced on the Direct, reports that Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is coming to Nintendo Switch too. Another beloved Star Wars game, Jedi Academy won't be coming to Switch until early 2020. Another shooter, Jedi Academy sees you take on the role of Kyle's apprentice, Jaden Korr, who's assigned to complete missions across the galaxy for both his master and Luke Skywalker.

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