Star Wars Episode I: Racer is coming to Switch and PS4 later this year with multiplayer!

AlexFlame116

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Now this is podracing.

The ’90s classic Star Wars Episode I Racer is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 complete with modernized controls, Lucasfilm and developer Aspyr announced today. A beloved racing title based on the podracing sequence from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars Episode I Racer puts you behind the controls of your favorite podracers as you speed through flaming methane lakes, Tusken Raider assaults, anti-gravity tunnels, and much more in a pulse-pounding, do-or-die fight to the finish line. Features include:

  • 25 playable racers including: Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, and Ratts Tyerell
  • Race tracks spanning 8 unique worlds including: Tatooine, Baroonda, and Malastare
  • Work with pit droids to upgrade your podracer for higher top speeds and acceleration
  • Discover short-cuts and secrets to master your lap times
  • Split-screen multiplayer (Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4) and LAN multiplayer (Nintendo Switch)

 
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Peru

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Oct 26, 2017
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This was my personal megaton.

It was a megaton when they put it on GOG as well but I'd rather play it on a console and handheld.

Classic game.
 

Mandos

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Nov 27, 2017
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So hyped, all time fave... but will we get racers revenge too? Also I wonder if this means Factor V is working on rogue squadron trilogy again....
 

sibarraz

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Oct 27, 2017
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Im a little confused with the versions of this game. The Nintendo 64 one is the same than the one on pc? And the dreamcast one is based on the arcade game made by SEGA

Also, isn't there a pseudo remake/sequel for the PS2?

Which version are we getting on the Switch?
 

inguef

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Oct 28, 2017
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Im a little confused with the versions of this game. The Nintendo 64 one is the same than the one on pc? And the dreamcast one is based on the arcade game made by SEGA

Also, isn't there a pseudo remake/sequel for the PS2?

Which version are we getting on the Switch?
Correct - I believe Switch is going to be the PC version. The PS2 sequel is available for PS4 too.
 

TheZynster

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Oct 26, 2017
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we are talking the N64 and PC one correct? The one that actually had the good campaign where you upgraded your pods
 

Loxley

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Oct 25, 2017
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Next to Duel of the Fates and Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan, this game was the best thing to come out of the prequels.
 

Linkark07

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Oct 25, 2017
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Loved this when I played it back then when it was released on PC, and still loved it when GOG released it for modern OS. Will buy it again.
 

Hutchie

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Oct 27, 2017
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I would kill for kotr collection n rogue squadron. Hoping with all the star wars games coming that these are likely
 

AllEchse

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Oct 29, 2017
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Kinda the best announcement, love this game.
Judging by there other games it will most likely be based on the PC version?
Did the N64 version have splitscreen?
 

tvpivva

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Nov 12, 2017
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Day freakin one for me i was having a discussion about pod racer i loved and played the sh*t out of it on n64 with my mates
 

Fisty

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Oct 25, 2017
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Played the shit out of this while stuck at Sears. Great game, hope it hits everything
 

Judge

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I used to play this all the time on the N64...totally in!
 

Koukalaka

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Oct 28, 2017
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Ohhhhhh boy, this brings back some memories - although I'm not going to lie, it's mostly Watto humming the Mos Eisley Cantina song at the end of a race.
 

Vonocourt

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Oct 25, 2017
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Fuck yeah. Actually told my dad about this, this and Diddy Kong Racing were the last games he got into.
 
May 5, 2018
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Megaton. Game holds up on PC.

I would think the PC version is getting release on Switch and not the lesser N64 version.
 

IronicSonic

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Im a little confused with the versions of this game. The Nintendo 64 one is the same than the one on pc? And the dreamcast one is based on the arcade game made by SEGA

Also, isn't there a pseudo remake/sequel for the PS2?

Which version are we getting on the Switch?
Dreamcast game is the same AFAIK. Just with better resolution and framerate