BioWare‘s classic Star Wars RPG Knights of the Old Republic is coming to Nintendo Switch this year.
Announced during a Nintendo Direct stream on Thursday, the Switch version of the 2003 title will release on November 11.
This is not to be confused with the KoTOR remake from Aspyr, which was announced as a PC and PS5 console exclusive earlier this month.
Released in 2003, the fan-favourite RPG from BioWare tells a Jedi versus Sith story set some 4,000 years before the rise of the Galactic Empire featured in 1977’s Star Wars film.
Obsidian created a sequel, The Sith Lords, in 2004 and there hasn’t been a mainline Knights of the Old Republic game in the near-17-years since (unless you count EA’s 2011 MMO The Old Republic).
Although the original Knights of the Old Republic games had previously been officially wiped from Star Wars canon following Disney’s acquisition of the franchise, there had been signs it was looking to reintroduce story elements from the games.
In 2017, some KoTOR plot elements were referenced in the Star Wars Rebels animated series, such as the Mandalorian Wars and the ancient Sith planet Malachor. A deleted scene from The Clone Wars was also reportedly set to include Darth Revan from KoTOR.
Later, an art book for movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker contained reference to a Sith Legion named after Revan.
In 2019, Lucasfilm also announced it would launch a range of media exploring the “High Republic Era”, which officially takes place several hundred years before the Star Wars movies.