There were lots of expanded Star Wars universe games, books, and shows that were technically all official before Disney bought the Star Wars IP and pulled practically everything that wasn’t the main film series out of the canon. Some games attempted to retell the films’ stories, while others attempted to fill in the gaps. When BioWare was allowed to create a Star Wars game, they decided to situate it in the distant past, where they would have the most creative freedom.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is one of the most renowned RPGs in gaming history, lauded by many fans as the best piece of Star Wars storytelling any game has managed, and by a select few as the best Star Wars story ever.
Now it’s making a comeback – a complete remake of the game, built from the bottom up, has been unveiled, and we’re blown away. Find out everything you need to know about one of the most anticipated gaming releases in years right here.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake: Trailer and release date
The above trailer emerged during a Sony showcase live-stream looking at the future of the PlayStation 5, which will be released in September 2021, and it sparked a frenzy of excitement, not least since it started the entire show.
However, it’s only a brief teaser trailer, and it regretfully ends without any indication of when the game will be released. In light of previous statements made during the event, we believe that the release date in 2022 is a long shot at this point. However, a remake may be released in 2023.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake: Platforms
The single most important piece of information regarding the game so far is that it will be a console exclusive for Sony – the KOTOR remake will only be available on PlayStation 5, not Xbox. Of course, this could indicate that it’ll be a limited-time offer rather than a permanent one, but at the very least, it’ll be a filip for PS5 owners at launch.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake: Story
Don’t worry if you haven’t played the original KOTOR; we won’t give anything away about the game’s incredible tale. However, the remake’s setup is almost certainly going to be the same, so we can rely on it for some basic information.
To begin with, the titular Old Republic takes place 4,000 years before the events of the major Star Wars films, which make up the Skywalker Saga – it’s a long time ago. Where there’s one Sith, there’s always another, as fans will know – in this case, it’s the twin evils of Darth Malak and Revan.
Revan has been defeated, leaving Malak to sweep the galaxy in his wake, and it’s up to you and your player-customized avatar to fight back against the tide of evil, with the support of the few Jedi who remain. Those who desire to use the Dark Side, on the other hand, can do it in a true RPG manner – you can choose to lean into the Sith’s beliefs if you choose.
It’s a fantastic story that takes place in a variety of settings and has some legendary characters, from Jedi masters to deadly robot assistants, so trust us when we say it’ll be one to see when it’s released.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake: Gameplay
A significant question mark hanging over the remake is how much it will alter in terms of playability. While the original KOTOR is beloved, its combat system may appear ancient in comparison to recent upgrades of the same top-down RPG controls found in games like Divinity 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3.
We don’t know if we’ll get turn-based fighting at all – the remake’s makers, Aspire, have announced that they aim to stay true to the original game’s plot while updating the gameplay to modern standards. That might signify any number of things!
Moving away from combat, we can be assured that we’ll still have an RPG in which you may travel between several centers. To keep developing your team, talk to characters and take up quests and equipment.