Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Re-release; TODAY!


The fourth game of the Star Wars: Jedi Knight series, Jedi Knight II: Outcast, will be getting released onto consoles Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4. This was announced during the most recent Nintendo Direct on September 4th. The announcement came to a surprise to many fans of the series considering the series is finally getting a modern console release nearly 17 years later. Another thing to note about why it’s so surprising is that another Star Wars game, Jedi: Fallen Order is also getting released during fall of this year. Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast was originally released back in 2002 on PC, Nintendo GameCube, and the original Xbox to critical acclaim mainly from the lightsaber combat being revolutionary at the time. The games in the Jedi Knight series follow a former officer of the Empire, Kyle Katarn, as he worked as a stormtrooper and then becomes a mercenary working for the Rebel Alliance and New Republic.

The setting of Jedi Knight II: Outcast takes place after a DLC expansion, Mysteries of the Sith, from the previous game Dark Forces II. Outcast takes place 8 years after Return of the Jedi and 2 years after Mysteries of the Sith. In Dark Forces II, Kyle almost fell to the Dark side, but in this game returns as a reluctant Jedi. Basically, you will be able to use Force powers from both the Light and Dark, including Jedi Mind Tricks and Force Lightning. Unfortunately, at the start of the story, Kyle Katarn has lost his Force powers and has to gain them back throughout the story. There will be characters from the movies that will appear in the story, mainly Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, and Mon Mothma.

The release of Jedi Knight II: Outcast will be on September 24, 2019 on both the Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 for an unknown price. However, Outcast will only have single-player content and no multiplayer, which the PC version has. It will also have no mod support from the PC version. The sequel of Jedi Knight II: Outcast, Jedi Academy, will be released on the Switch and Playstation 4 on early 2020.