Star Wars Episode I: Racer Delayed for PS4 Only

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Developer Aspyr has announced that Star Wars Episode I: Racer will be delayed, but only on the PlayStation 4. The new release date for the PS4 version is now May 26 while the Nintendo Switch version will still be released on May 12.Original story follows.Star Wars Episode I: Racer, originally released on Nintendo 64 in 1999, will be released on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on May 12, 2020.

Announced on StarWars.com, Star Wars Episode I: Racer features over 20 podracers and eight worlds and is focused solely on the dangerous racing sport featured in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Players can choose to play as young Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, Ben Quadrinaros, Clegg Holdfast, Cy Yunga, Dud Bolt, and many more aliens from that galaxy far, far away.

Star Wars Episode I: Racer Screenshots

Developer Aspyr and Lucasfilm are bringing this game forward with modernized controls and believe this is the perfect time for this Star Wars classic to race once again. Producer James Vicari explained why this is so important;

“Honestly, because good games should never be forgotten and great games deserve to be revisited as much as possible,” Vicari said. “I think Racer, like Jedi Academy and Jedi Outcast before it, has two crucial qualities: it’s a great game and it has emotional resonance. Those are very important to us. We really believe in reuniting fans with something they cherished, or connecting a new audience with something they may have missed.”

Vicari mentioned Jedi Academy, which was recently announced at the last Nintendo Direct Mini and re-released on Nintendo Switch alongside the reveal that Star Wars Episode I: Racer would also be on its way shortly.Star Wars Episode I: Racer was re-released on PC via GOG in 2018, and now more Star Wars fans will have a chance to relieve the racing game that we said “feels almost as good as the movie.”

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