‘Star Wars: Republic Commando’ could be coming to Switch
A datamine leak suggests that tactical first-person shooter game Star Wars: Republic Commando is heading to Nintendo Switch.
Republic Commando was a Star Wars game originally made by LucasArts and released in 2005 for PC and Xbox. Set during the Clone Wars, the game lets users play as an elite clone trooper in command of a squad of fellow clone troopers who fight alongside you.
Switch eShop dataminer NWPlayer123 had discovered data of the title being uploaded to Nintendo’s store server last night (February 10). The leak was shared on Twitter, where a screenshot mentions Aspyr.
Star Wars: Republic Commando for Nintendo Switch has been leaked, just got an update
from @/AspyrMedia pic.twitter.com/FaG30syVKs
— Nikki™ 🌹 (@NWPlayer123) February 10, 2021
Aspyr have previously re-released a number of old Star Wars games on the Switch, including Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, and Episode I Racer.
Although the developer is best known for porting old games, there is also speculation that Aspyr could be remaking Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic according to WCCF Tech, a game the company has previously ported to other platforms.
This partly comes from news that former members of original developer BioWare have also recently joined Aspyr.
Aspyr was also recently acquired by Embracer Group (formerly THQ Nordic), where at the same time it was confirmed that the developer was working on several projects, including a major game project with a $70 million budget, “that is expected to become important for the entire group”.
In related news, EA plans to keep making Star Wars games despite losing exclusive rights to the franchise.
This follows LucasFilm and Disney’s announcement that current and future Star Wars games are to be branded under the LucasFilm Games brand. That includes new partnerships, such as Ubisoft’s open world Star Wars project and Bethesda’s untitled Indiana Jones game.
Published at Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:27:31 +0000
Latest ‘Legend of Zelda’ trademark hints at Switch remasters
The Legend of Zelda fans have discovered trademarks that could indicate a collection of remasters for the series’ 35th anniversary.
According to GameRant, Twitter user KeliosFR originally discovered that Nintendo had filed a trademark for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass in Australia, dating back to January 2020.
They had also reportedly discovered a similar trademark register for Ocarina of Time last August, which first fuelled speculation of an imminent remaster for the Switch.
Wind Waker aussi visiblement https://t.co/doJarONNl3 pic.twitter.com/oCWz5wyQXi
— Kelios (@KeliosFR) February 10, 2021
Phantom Hourglass was released on Nintendo DS and utilised the handheld console’s dual screen functionality.
As Ocarina of Time had been remastered for the Nintendo 3DS, and both The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess had received HD remasters on the Wii U, these have been seen as the most likely candidates for an anniversary collection.
However, following the re-release of past Wii titles including No More Heroes and Xenoblade Chronicles, it’s been speculated that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword could also be due a remaster.
This speculation was further fuelled last year when Skyward Sword appeared in a new listing on Amazon UK.
The Legend of Zelda celebrates its 35th anniversary on February 21, the date on which the first game in the series was released on the Famicom Disk System in Japan in 1986.
Published at Thu, 11 Feb 2021 14:08:51 +0000