Star Wars Republic Commando heads to Nintendo Switch and PS4 on April 6.
In an announcement today, the port’s developer, Aspyr Media, confirmed that the 2005 fan favorite will return “as a single player experience with modernized controls.” It will launch on Nintendo Switch and PS4 on April 6, having originally released on PC and original Xbox.
A new trailer offers a refresher on the game’s history, putting you in the armor of the leader of an elite squad of clone commandos during the Clone Wars. That conflict is set between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, and is best documented by the Clone Wars television series, but the Republic Commando tells its own standalone story. The game originally launched with a multiplayer mode, but that will not return in port.
Aspyr Media’s involvement in the portability process should reassure longtime Republic Commando fans. The developer has a good track record when it comes to Star Wars ports, having produced the mobile versions of Knights of the Old Republic games.
That said, the news that the team has been working on the Republic Commando could prove disappointing news for those who speculate that the studio was working on a new KOTOR game. With Aspyr seemingly hiring several former Bioware developers, some were hoping that the Knights of the Old Republic series could have a third chapter, but the existence of this port could be the project the studio has focused on.
Still, Lucasfilm Games has begun to reveal new Star Wars projects in light of EA’s exclusivity period expiring in 2023. The most notable of these is Ubisoft’s Star Wars game from the Division 2 team.