‘Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II’ Hits Nintendo Switch on June 8

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Fan favourite Star Wars game Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is slated to debut on the Nintendo Switch on June 8 — reports Engadget.

Disney revealed on Friday that Aspyr is porting the game to the second best-selling console in U.S. history. The entertainment giant also announced a 2023 release date for Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Check out Nintendo’s announcement trailer for the Switch version of Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords below:

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Knights of the Old Republic II was originally released in 2004. The game has since developed a large fanbase for its more nuanced take on the Jedi-Sith conflict in the Star Wars universe.

Unfortunately, the title was launched in an unfinished state because the development studio that created it, Obsidian Entertainment, was on a tight deadline from publisher LucasArts. The studio was forced to cut content to ship the game out in time, going so far as to axe an entire playable planet.

In the years since its release, enthusiasts set out to restore Obsidian’s original vision for Knights of the Old Republic II and consequently created The Sith Lords Restored Content Mod for PC. The mod brings back much of the playable content that was dropped from the final version.

Aspyr said it plans to launch a “Restored Content” DLC for the game. The studio did not disclose what exactly the DLC will entail, though.

Earlier this week, Nintendo added three new classic games — Congo’s Caper, Pinball, and Rival Turf — to Nintendo Switch Online.