Hype: Star Wars: Republic Commando to launch on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch
By Roberto Nieves
It's been a long time coming, but the boys of Delta Squad are back for a new generation of players. Aspyr Media and Lucasfilm have announced Star Wars: Republic Commando is returning to modern-day systems and bringing forth several modern enhancements for new players.
The news comes via the PlayStation Blog. The blog post shares the brief history of Star Wars: Republic Commando and its influence on video games 16 years after its launch on the first Xbox and PC. Star Wars: Republic Commando was originally released in 2005 and serves as a tactical first-person shooter immediately following the events of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones.
Players play as the elite Delta Squad, part of a special breed of Clone Trooper, known as the Clone Commando. The Clone Commandos are elite, taking on the most dangerous missions on behalf of The Republic, fighting the Confederacy of Interplanetary Star Systems. Through a long, varied campaign, players move in unison, fighting the Republic's most dangerous targets, including General Grievous.
Players utilize various weapons from the Star Wars prequel trilogy and a variety of tactical commands to coordinate and organize their combat strategy. Players are not Jedi. Fighting the droids in a boots-on-the-ground format will provide challenges players will not expect.
For fans of Star Wars: Clone Wars and The Mandalorian, Tetsuya Morrison voices the leader of Delta Three-Eight, aka "Boss," who starred as Jango Fett in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones and as Boba Fett in season two of The Mandalorian. Delta Squad also has an appearance in Star Wars: Clone Wars in the episode "Witches From the Mist."
As Star Wars: Republic Commando is several generations old, Aspyr Media is implementing modern changes to the control scheme for PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. Smaller refinements to controls and input will make Star Wars: Republic Commando more accessible for players. For trophy hunters, the game will feature a full trophy list, including the coveted Platinum Trophy for PlayStation players.
Aspyr Media has been on a roll as of late, re-releasing several Star Wars game classics such as Star Wars Episode I: Racer and Star Wars: Jedi Outcast. This announcement follows news that Lucasfilm is branching to other developers, such as Ubisoft MASSIVE, to create new Star Wars video games. Hopefully, the success of Star Wars: Republic Commando can usher in the return of other favorites in the Star Wars video game universe, including a modern re-release of the most infamous Star Wars RPG, Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic.
Star Wars: Republic Commando launches on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on April 6th.