The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the Knights of the Old Republic II, the sequel of the original one, is assumed to be released in late 2021 on the next-gen consoles. That’s what Jordan Maison writes on Twitter, a well-known Star Wars insider.
The insider also informed that he expects both the original and the sequel of KotOR will receive a re-release in the same style as the recent re-release of Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer and Jedi Knight games on consoles. So, there is a possibility that the re-release of Knights of the Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords will be solely upscaled of the original titles.
The Star Wars insider wrote on Twitter, “Heard some fun game stuff this week. Nothing huge, and no real details (hence a tweet and not a post)…You know how the Jedi Knight games and Episode 1 Racer got Switch/Modern Console re-releases? Hearing #KOTOR 1 and 2 will get the same at some point this year.”
At this point, we don’t know any further details about the re-release. But don’t confuse these ports with the rumored Knights of the Old Republic Remake.
He added, “Note, this would be SEPARATE from the upcoming remake thingy (which would incorporate elements to include it into canon). These would just be straight, upscaled, ports.”
The original KotOR and its sequel were released for PC and first Xbox in 2004 and 2003 respectively. The games were also launched for smart devices.
We have added a portion of the Knight of the Old Republic II’s original press release below:
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords is the next chapter to the award-winning game of 2003. Set in the unique timeframe of the Old Republic, 4,000 years before Star Wars Episode I, The Sith Lords features an all-new more perilous storyline, new characters, classes, locations, and force powers.
Approximately five years after the events of the original Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the Jedi, nearly brought to an end by the Sith, are on the brink of extinction. The galaxy is in turmoil and the Republic no longer has the strength to protect its worlds. Sith Assassins are hunting the one they believe to be the last of the Jedi, the one who holds the key to the fate of the galaxy – You.
In addition to an all-new storyline, The Sith Lords will feature a host of memorable returning characters along with sinister new villains. Using over 30 new Force powers, players can turn weak-minded enemies against one another in combat with Force Confusion or see-through doors and view character alignment with Force Sight.
Players can also explore and battle their way through seven diverse worlds, including the mining colony of Peragus and Telos, a wasteland being rebuilt after its destruction during the war in the original game.