Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast headed to Switch

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Amid the embarrassment of riches that was yesterday's Nintendo Direct was the small but surprising announcement that Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast was coming to Nintendo Switch. Originally released way back in 2002, Jedi Outcast follows mercenary-turned-Jedi Kyle Katarn on a story of redemption and rediscovery as he and Luke Skywalker hunt down one of the Jedi Academy's fallen students. Jedi Outcast is considered one of the greatest Star Wars games ever made and it's a personal favorite; I even own the slightly janky GameCube port from way back in the day.

It's also important to note that the game's arguably even better sequel, Jedi Academy, is on the way to Switch as well. Nintendo of America's tweet promises the "full single player experience," which makes me worried. Outcast and Academy had some frankly incredible multiplayer modes, but Switch strangely seems to omit multiplayer from a lot of retro titles, so I guess we'll see when Outcast arrives on September 24th.