Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Hits Switch and PS4 Nearly 20 Years After Release

Star Wars fans are receiving a stimulus package from Nintendo amidst the quarantine in the form of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy which hit the Nintendo eShop and the PlayStation Store nearly 20 years after its initial release.

The game, which originally launched in 2003 on Xbox and PC, has been given new life including fully-realized multiplayer. Lobbies can contain up to 16 players on the Switch and 32 players on PlayStation. Players will have the chance to revisit multiplayer modes including Siege, Capture the Flag, Power Duel, and more.

Though that’s not all, developer Aspyr went beyond resurrecting Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy and also added new features.
Players can now create their own lightsabers including dual lightsabers and double-sided lightsabers similar to Darth Maul’s. The game also features gyroscopic sensor support so you can aim with your Joy-Con on the Switch.

This comes at a time when many are holed up in their homes with nothing better to do than game, and for Star Wars fans who recently whetted their appetites with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, it’s a healthy dosage of lightsaber combat that is sure to help people stay inside.

The game is available today on PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch for $19.99. Subscriptions to PlayStation Plus and Nintendo Switch Online Membership, respectively, are needed in order to play multiplayer.

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

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