When Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic launched in 2003, it took many by surprise â€“ it wasnâ€™t just a great Star Wars game, which itself was a rarity, but one of the greatest games of all time. One of the first titles we awarded a 10/10 to, if our failing collective memory serves.
During the â€˜PlayStation Showcase 2021â€™ Aspyr teased their upcoming remake, a PS5 console exclusive at launch. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) are publishing the PS5 release, while the PC version will be published by Aspyr.
Being a teaser and all, not a great deal has been given away â€“ the short video features imagery of Darth Revan and the voice-over talent of Jennifer Hale, who played Bastila Shan in the original game.
Development is being handled by a newly created team composed of industry veterans, with Lucasfilm Games also collaborating.
And now, some quotes.
â€œWeâ€™ve spent the past several years assembling the very best talent from across the industry to deliver a modern vision of this timeless Star Wars legend,â€ said Aspyr co-founder Ted Staloch. â€œAs lifelong Star Wars fans with extensive experience working with many of its best games, we have the deepest love and admiration for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and cannot wait to share this amazing remake with the rest of the galaxy.â€
â€œStar Wars: Knights of the Old Republic stands out among the Legends of Star Wars storytelling, and weâ€™re thrilled to be joining with Aspyr and Sony to remake this Legend for a new generation of players,â€ said Douglas Reilly, VP, Lucasfilm Games. â€œOur teams have been working closely and share a deep commitment to honoring what fans love about the original, while bringing new fans on this incredible journey.â€
â€œNearly 20 years after its debut, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remains one of the most highly requested remakes from the PlayStation community,â€ said Eric Lempel, SVP, Head of Global Marketing, Sony Interactive Entertainment. â€œThe time is finally right to bring this dream to life for both diehard fans and those who have yet to experience it.â€
Yep, I gave it 10/10. Well up for revisiting it.
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