During its Nintendo Direct on Thursday, Nintendo introduced two new Star Wars video games that will probably be making their technique to the Switch quickly. The first, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, was launched on the Switch eShop at the moment, however Nintendo additionally revealed that 1999’s Star Wars Episode I: Racer, a podracing recreation set throughout the first prequel, is coming to Switch as properly.
Star Wars Episode I: Racer initially got here out for Nintendo 64 again in 1999. The recreation featured quite a lot of tracks and the completely different racers from The Phantom Menace. During races gamers have the flexibility to spice up, however need to handle engine temperature, and it wouldn’t be podracing if you happen to couldn’t violently ram your opponents into the partitions of the course.
This isn’t the primary time that Episode I: Racer has been re-released both. Along with quite a lot of releases in 1999 and 2000 when it first got here out, Racer was additionally re-released on GOG.com again in May 2018. Just final 12 months, Disney and LucasArts accredited a re-release of the sport on reproduction Nintendo 64 cartridges as a collector’s merchandise.
Nintendo Also introduced a re-release of Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. The Switch model of the sport will embrace a multiplayer mode that permits you to customise your character and tackle as much as 16 gamers on-line. Meanwhile, Jedi Academy will characteristic the unique recreation’s story mode.
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy will probably be launched on Thursday, March 26. Unfortunately, the presentation didn’t point out a particular launch date for Racer, solely noting that it was coming quickly to Switch.