Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Blasts Onto Switch and PS4

Posted by | June 24, 2020 | News, PlayStation 4, Switch, Video | No Comments

Star Wars Episode I: Racer is now available on the digital stores for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4, for $14.99.

Star Wars Episode I: Racer originally launched on the Nintendo 64 in 1999. It’s based on the famous podracing sequence from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. It’s half jokingly and half lovingly considered one of the best Star Wars games ever made.

The racing game features 25 playable racers, including Anakin Skywalker, and race tracks on eight different planets, including Tatooine. The game includes single player campaigns and split-screen local multiplayer.

“Get ready to start your engines because one of the galaxy’s most dangerous races is on with the launch of Star Wars Episode l: Racer,” said Elizabeth Howard, vice president, Aspyr. “Now on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 for the first time, we can’t wait to see fans reactions as they experience this Nintendo 64 classic on modern platforms.”

The re-release has been given the HD treatment, along with local multiplayer support, and Joy-Con motion controls for the Switch. Star Wars Episode I: Racer is rated E for Everyone, and available now on the Nintendo eShop and PlayStation Store.

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