Aspyr has announced yesterday that N64 classic game Star Wars Episode I: Racer will be available on Switch by May 12th.
Star Wars Episode 1: Racer was released back in 1999. The game features all the riders from the episode “The Phantom Menace” and a number of tracks, including the desert Tatooine and a number of other planets. Anakin Skywalker was voiced by Jack Lloyd, who also played him in the film.
Earlier on the PS4 and Switch came out another no less iconic game in the Star Wars universe – Star Wars action Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy.
The Switch version was already announced in the most recent Nintendo Direct Mini, after which the PS4 version was also announced. However, a release date was not yet known.
The versions on Switch and PlayStation 4 get improved controls. Furthermore, everything from the original game is in the game, including the campaign, split-screen multiplayer and all tracks. More information can be found on the official Star Wars site. The game will be available in digital format at the price of 14.99 dollars, probably 14.99 euros in Europe. For the rest, no new content has been added and the re-release will keep intact the charm of the races with the pods seen in Star Wars The Phantom Menace.
As many as 25 riders including Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba and Ratts Tyerell, the tracks will be set in eight different worlds, support for Split Screen multiplayer (on PS4 and Switch) and via LAN (Nintendo Switch only) has been confirmed. The technical sector will not undergo particular changes except for cleaning of the textures and the correction of some bugs, however, it will not be a remake or even a remastered one, as much as a port cleaned and updated to run on the current platforms. At the opening, you will find the launch trailer of the original version of Star Wars Episode 1 Racer released twenty-one years ago.