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Darth Revan Is Back in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake for PS5 & PC

September 9, 2021 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Remake

Aspyr, Lucasfilm Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) today announced the rumored and highly anticipated remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. This is a new remake from the ground-up of the classic game, first released in 2003.

The announcement was made earlier today during the PlayStation Showcase 2021, which featured a CG cinematic showcasing Darth Revan; one of the central characters in KOTOR. You can check out the reveal cinematic trailer below. The announcement featured voice-over from actor Jennifer Hale, who portrayed Bastila Shan in the original game.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake is currently in development as a PlayStation 5 console exclusive at launch, with a Windows PC release in the works for later on. Per the press release, the game is “completely rebuilt from teh ground up.”

According to SIE, development for the game is being led by a newly created team of industry veterans at developer and publisher Aspyr, who will be working in close collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. Aspyr previously collaborated with Lucasfilm Games on bringing many classic Star Wars titles to modern platforms, such as the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

Aspyr co-founder Ted Staloch said on the news: “We’ve spent the past several years assembling the very best talent from across the industry to deliver a modern vision of this timeless Star Wars legend. As lifelong Star Wars fans with extensive experience working with many of its best games, we have the deepest love and admiration for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and cannot wait to share this amazing remake with the rest of the galaxy.”

Staloch continued: “We’ve spent the past several years assembling the very best talent from across the industry to deliver a modern vision of this timeless Star Wars legen. As lifelong Star Wars fans with extensive experience working with many of its best games, we have the deepest love and admiration for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and cannot wait to share this amazing remake with the rest of the galaxy.”

Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly added: “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic stands out among the Legends of Star Wars storytelling, and we’re thrilled to be joining with Aspyr and Sony to remake this Legend for a new generation of players. Our teams have been working closely and share a deep commitment to honoring what fans love about the original, while bringing new fans on this incredible journey.”

The game does not yet have an official release date. SIE will publish the game for PS5. Meanwhile, the PC version will be published by Aspyr. Fans can sign up for updates at Aspyr’s official website.