I can’t quite believe that in the year 2019, I’m sat here writing about Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast coming to PS4. It’s mental. But I mean that in the best possible way.
Nintendo held one of its direct shows yesterday, and a part of that revealed Jedi Outcast will be releasing on Nintendo Switch this September. However, despite it appearing like a Nintendo Switch exclusive, it’s actually coming to PS4, too.
From September 24th you’ll be able to wield the force like it’s 1999. Well, 2002, as that’s when it first released. But whatever. What’s more is that the follow-up, Jedi Academy, will be releasing early next year, though there’s no actual date given as of yet.
Being that this is a re-release, you can expect updated controls as well as some fresher-looking graphics. However, that’ll most likely be limited to a higher resolution rather than new textures and what not. Still, it’s awesome!
If you’ve never played the Jedi Knight games, you’re in for a treat. Be warned, though, they’re fairly old-school. You’ll have numerous puzzles to figure out, some of which are devilishly difficult, but that sweet lightsaber combat more than makes up for any and all shortcomings. This is a game I played to death as a child. It was actually the reason I got my parents to upgrade the family PC; the game would always crash on the opening cutscene where the game’s protagonist says that their mission is nothing more than a blue milk run.