Out Today: Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast – A Slice of Gaming History [Updated]

It’s been almost 17 years since Star Wars Jedi Knight 2: Jedi Outcast released, and here we are in 2019 and we’re about to get a re-release of this beloved classic from gaming years gone by. Amazing.

If you weren’t already aware, Jedi Outcast is releasing today on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, with upgraded visuals and a re-worked control system to make it a little more gamepad-friendly. It was originally a PC release, so all those hotkeys have had to be remapped or revamped for modern controllers.

Jedi Outcast did actually make its way to consoles back in the day of the Xbox and Gamecube; it never saw a release on Sony’s PS2, so for those who’ve stuck with PlayStation consoles over the years, this may be the first time you’ll actually be able to play it. Exciting!

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The game takes place outside of what is now considered the franchises “main canon”, so all of the events in the game and its sequel are set in the Expanded Universe. Not that it matters all that much. Just think of it as an alternate timeline in which Luke Skywalker doesn’t go off living like a hermit and the Emperor stays dead. Easy.

You’ll be able to pick up Jedi Outcast 2 on the PSN today for $9.99/€9.99/£7.99. That’s a bargain if you ask me!

[Update: A previous version of this article stated that the game would launch with the game’s full multiplayer suite. This was a mistake and it has since been corrected. My bad, Star Wars homies. My bad.]

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