Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is heading to the Switch

Posted on May 28, 2022

An upcoming sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is not the only surprising Star Wars-related news to be announced; Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords, Obsidian Entertainment’s cult classic sequel to the famous BioWare Star Wars RPG, is getting a port to the Switch very soon. The port will be handled by Aspyr, who is no stranger to porting Star Wars games to the Switch. Aspyr is also adding in the Restored Cut content (that previously had to be modded into the PC version) as free post-launch DLC.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, originally released in 2004 on PC and Xbox, followed the adventures of the Exile, a former Jedi cut off from the Force. Allying with a couple of returning characters from the first game, as well as the mysterious and morally ambiguous Kreia, you must seek out remaining Jedi to fight the Sith. As in the first game, the player can make Light or Dark side moral choices, which can result in different endings.

In grand Obsidian Entertainment tradition, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II was lauded for its compelling characters and departure from Star Wars’ black-and-white morality, but criticised for a disjointed plot and overall buggy experience and sense that the game was missing content. Due to a mandated Christmas 2004 release date, many features, areas and story elements remained on the cutting room floor. Since then, enterprising modders have been able to provide what is essentially a Snyder Cut of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II by modding back in much of the cut content via assets found in the game’s code to allow the game to meet its potential. These cut gameplay and story elements will also be added into the Switch port “as free post-launch content“.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II will be heading to the Nintendo Switch on June 8th 2022. The game can be bought on its own, or as part of a discounted bundle with the Switch port of the first game. Hopefully fans won’t have to wait long after launch for the Restored Content patch to be released.