Imagine a universe in which Anakin loses.
Fans who have been following the progress of Star Wars Episode 1: Racer on Nintendo Switch can officially restart the countdown. Aspyr announced today via Twitter that the update for modern consoles will now be released on June 23rd for $14.99.
ATTN Star Wars Episode l: Racer Fans!!!
We are slated to release on both Nintendo Switch and PS4 on June 23rd.
Thank you for your continued support, .gifs, and kind comments as we’ve worked on this release.
🏁We’ll see you on the racetracks.🏁 pic.twitter.com/9hRgvzqvpZ
— Aspyr (@AspyrMedia) June 16, 2020
Originally released in 1999, Aspyr Media announced this past April that an enhanced port would be released for Switch on May 12th. The release was unfortunately delayed a day before it was scheduled to hit the eShop, but it looks like we’re finally about ready to go.
For those unfamiliar with the game, players take control of a pod racer as depicted in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace to speed through environments such as flaming methane lakes and anti-gravity tunnels. 25 characters from the Star Wars universe are playable in single- and multiplayer modes, racing on tracks that span eight worlds, including Tatooine, Baroonda, and Malastare.
Should be a nice upgrade from the N64 version you’re playing, right?