Star Wars: Republic Commando Now Available on Nintendo Switch and PS4

The game is back for the modern consoles.
The game is back for the modern consoles. Aspyr

Star Wars: Republic Commando is now available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Players can buy a digital version of the game for these platforms for $14.99.

The game was first released on Xbox and PC back in 2005. This version brings back the classic first-person tactical shooter for the modern consoles as a single-player experience. You can watch the launch trailer below:

In the game, the galaxy is now in chaos during the Clone Wars, the event that started after Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

Players take on the role of a leader of an elite squad of Republic Commandos. The mission is to infiltrate, dominate, and of course, destroy the enemy. The team gets to travel in different locations of the Star Wars universe that include Geonosis, Kashyyyk, and even the derelict spacecraft Prosecutor.

Throughout the game, players battle relentless enemies like, among others, the brutal Trandoshan mercenaries and flying insectoid warriors of Geonosis. The missions cover many parts during the three-year Clone Wars.

In the game, you'll play RC-1138 or the Boss, an elite clone trooper and leader of a special ops unit Delta Squad. The other three members are clone commandos as well but come with their own unique personalities and traits. They are:

  • RC-1262 (Scorch): Explosives Expert
  • RC-1140 (Fixer): Hacker and Soldier
  • RC-1207 (Sev): Sniper

Although they are NPCs, the player can control them for micromanagement. However, that isn't what makes the game unique. The Boss and squad members don’t die when they run out of health. Instead, they’re simply incapacitated and any "alive" squad member can revive others including the downed player.

That means the game ends only when everyone on the team is incapacitated at the same time. The game can also end in certain situations like when a downed member is in a place that members cannot reach. So, mind their positions to secure your ability to revive downed members.

Get the game on Nintendo Switch here.

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