Star Wars on Nintendo Switch

No doubt, Star Wars is the most popular franchise in the gaming market. Now, the classic action game, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy that was launched in 2003 is now available for playing on Nintendo Switch and PS4. This is a fun-filled game like the ones that you find on bingo sites. The game was released on the Switch platform on the 26th of March, 2020.

New Features to be Included

This game is going to have plenty of features for this new platform, and this starts with the introduction of modernized controls. Players can enjoy customization choices before they enter the academy. The title will have an online multiplayer mode that will allow players with up to 16 other players. This is something, unlike the fun games that are available at as only players can play at a time. There is an extensive range of modes to choose from. The flag and free-for-all are among them. It is expected that Luke Skywalker and Darth Maul will also be seen in action. However, it is highly unlikely that the PC mode which this one into an action game is going to show up in the Switch. Aspyr, the company which had developed the game and launched the PS4 port, had also updated the controls of this title for a modern console. Now, it has also come up with a port for Switch and announced it at the Direct Mini presentation.

What is Jedi Academy All about?

This is a game where you will be playing for a new student at Jedi Academy by Luke Skywalker. Next, you will move on to fight the enigmatic ‘Sith’ cult across the galaxy.

One thing that is different from the other games is, here you can customize the character species, gender, and appearance. You can also forge a new lightsaber design for yourself from various sabre and hilts colour.

In case you are playing in the single-player mode, you need to complete missions that will be designated to you by Luke or your instructor Kyle Katarn. However, you will be able to enjoy the title better by playing with up to 16 players in 6 multiplayer modes available online.

Impressive Customization

Even though Star Wars is an old game, the customization option is far above average. There are light RPG elements that allow you to upgrade the Force powers. You will find Dark and Light side powers along with core Force power which can upgrade over time. Grip and Lighting in the Dark Side powers are great. With this, you will be able to fry the whole group or throw away your enemies just like rag dolls. Apart from being exciting, the Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy throws greater ‘Sith’ at you. Nevertheless, even when almost all powers are viable, there is one that is important that is Force Heal. It can eliminate your requirements for health packs.

Another great customization option is before you go for a mission; you are allowed to choose the weapon you are going to take with you. Sure, shooting in first-person is great but it is not as precise as you would want it to be. You should know that the lightsaber can deflect shots and let you play in third-person. This is a great advantage. When you have the lightsaber out, you can execute various swings based on the direction you prefer to move the left sticks. You can perform unique attacks when you are jumping or rolling.


Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy has proven that robust game design doesn’t look dated. As the story unfolds, you get to take part in various missions, and you can handle them as you wish. With this title now being available on Switch, more people can experience the excitement and thrill that this online game offers. It is the first classic Star Wars game that is available on the Nintendo Switch.