Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Launched For the Switch And PS4

PS4 and Switch players finally get in on the action.
PS4 and Switch players finally get in on the action. Raven Software

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is now officially out for the PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. The game had previously been rereleased, but was limited to both PC and Xbox One at the time. It’s now also available on the PlayStation store and Nintendo eShop for $19.99.

In Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, players take on the role of Jaden Korr, who is an apprentice of Kyle Katarn and studying at the school run by Luke Skywalker. Players travel across the galaxy completing missions assigned by both Kyle and Luke. Behind all of this, the player also tries to take a closer look at appears to be a new Sith cult intent on resurrecting the Sith Lord Marka Ragnos. The journey to becoming a Master isn’t going to be easy as players are eventually given a choice to follow the light side or try their hand at power and start the path down the dark side.

For those new to the game, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, at its core, lets players create a character that can then be developed to become a Jedi Master. It’s not just appearance and gender, as players can also customize the species of their character.

This being a Star Wars game, it wouldn’t be complete with a trusty lightsaber. In Jedi Academy players can choose from a selection of five colors for the saber along with nine different hilts. As they journey forward, players might even get the chance to wield the double-bladed lightsaber like the one used by Darth Maul.

Jedi Academy also includes an online mode where a maximum of 16 players can join up together. They can then play through the different modes which are:

  • Siege
  • Power Duel
  • Capture the Flag
  • Duel
  • Free for All
  • Solo
  • Team

According to a post by the PlayStation team, one of the challenges in introducing the game to their system was how to bring back online multiplayer while keeping “the original spirit of the game modes while updating the controls for modern system.” Fortunately they did manage to recreate the feel of playing the 2003 favorite, but with controls updated for 2020.

You can buy Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy at the PlayStation Store here or at the Nintendo eShop for the Switch here.

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