During the Nintendo Direct Mini last month, fans learned that Star Wars Episode I: Racer was coming to the Nintendo Switch. Now, we have all the details fans will need like the fact that the game is also launching on PS4. Aspyr recently revealed the classic Nintendo 64 title is being brought to modern consoles with modernized controls on May 12. In the game, you’ll be able to choose from 25 racers like Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, and Ratts Tyerell; race tracks on eight different worls like Tatooine and Malastare; upgrade your podracer with the help of some pit droids; and enjoy a single-player campaign as well as split-screen multiplayer.
Many fans are sure to have fond memories of playing this gem. After all, even if The Phantom Menace was a turd, podracing was pretty awesome. Elizabeth Howard of Aspyr made the following statement:
Star Wars fans can soon go full throttle with Aspyr’s update to the classic, fan-favorite, Star Wars Episode l: Racer. The beloved game has been modernized for the most optimal gaming experience on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Star Wars fans should get ready to steer their racer to victory and leave their opponents in the dust.
I know that I am stoked for this release! You’ll be able to purchase Episode I: Racer from the respective digital stores on May 12 for $14.99.