Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (KOTOR 2) is coming to Nintendo Switch on June 8, developer Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games announced Friday.
Fresh off its recent rereleases of KOTOR, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on Nintendo Switch, Aspyr has set its sights on porting KOTOR 2.
Previously, Aspyr was credited for porting KOTOR 2 to Linux and OS X, as well as its 2015 PC rerelease on Steam.
"We’re really grateful that we get to work on such amazing and beloved titles for fans of the original game and new ones exploring these experiences for the first time," Aspyr senior director of business development Michael Blair said in an interview with StarWars.com. "With the resolution updates, performance optimizations and The Sith Lords Restored Content DLC coming post-launch, we hope gamers will see this becoming one of the ideal platforms to dive into the galaxy showcased in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords."
Originally released for the Xbox in December 2004, KOTOR 2 is a classic RPG set during a dark period for the Republic 4,000 years before the events of the film Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
As a Jedi in exile, players are given many opportunities to decide which teammates to form bonds with, as well as how they'd wield the Force. Ultimately, players have free reign to either bring stability to the Jedi Order and help the Republic, or embrace the dark side of the Force and help a new order take over.
The game features three different classes of Jedi for players to master, each with access to specific Force powers and customization options, in addition to a party of diverse crewmates to assemble, each with their own strengths, alignments and nuanced backstories.
Beyond the 2022 KOTOR 2 Switch release, Aspyr is also confirmed to be working on a remake of BioWare's KOTOR.