‘Star Wars: Republic Commando’ was a well-received game by both gamers and critics in 2005. It currently sits at a 78 on Metacritic. The game followed a company of specially trained clones during the Clone War.
It was a squad-based first-person-shooter. It featured some great visuals and the much-missed LucasArts flair. That golden age of ‘Star Wars’ games is sorely missed, but there is a bit of a consolation prize heading our way.
It was surprising to see an article pop up on NintendoLife announcing that the game is making a surprise comeback. While ‘Republic Commando’ has been available digitally on XBOX and PS4, Nintendo Switch powers were left out in the dust until now. A digital version of the title will hit the Nintendo eShop on April 6th, thanks to Aspyr Media. For those of us who prefer physical media, Limited Run Games has that covered.
The Blu-ray and cartridge version of the shooter will become a reality this year, but only for the PS4 and Switch. However, a collector’s edition will be available for the PS4. It’s not clear if a Switch version of the CE will be appearing, but we’ll keep an eye out for more info.
Pre-orders for the standard and collector’s editions won’t start until April 14th. So, start saving them pennies because that CE is running $89.99 in good ol’ US dollars. What do you get for all that money? Check it out here:
- A physical PS4 copy of the game
- Thermal detonator enamel pin
- Commemorative metal coin
- Art cards
- Reversible 18″x24″ poster
- Certificate of authenticity
Now that this is a thing, what other classic LucasArts games would you like to see get the Limited Run Games treatment? The original ‘Battlefront’ titles? ‘X-Wing’? Let us know in the comments section.
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