Login

Star Wars Ep. I: Racer updated to Version 1.0.2

Star Wars Ep. I: Racer has received its second update, bumping the game up to Version 1.0.2. Unfortunately, we don't know any details on what this update includes. If that information is released, we'll be sure to share it via this post.

Thanks to ArmoredFrog for the heads up!

Concept artist for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker says a set piece for Babu Frik was inspired by the Game Boy

Babu loves portable power

Concept artist Matthew Savage did some work for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , including a bit of set piece design for the character Babu Frik. Savage took to Instagram to show off some of the design docs he had for Frik's workshop, and it includes an interesting tidbit for Nintendo fans.

According to Savage, one of the computer pieces designed drew inspiration from none other than the Game Boy. In the Instagram post above, you can see a wide-shot of Frik's workshop setup, which features the Game Boy-style device on the left-hand side of the piece. If you click over to the next picture, you get an even better look at the computer tech, which makes it much easier to see its Game Boy origins.

While you might not make the Game Boy connection at first glance, hearing the story from Savage makes the inspiration a lot easier to see.

Check out the EU cover for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Good...good...

Is LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga coming to Switch on Oct. 20th, 2020? We thought for sure it was, as a video on the official Star Wars YouTube channel mentioned it. Now that video has been deleted, so we don't know what to think! While we wait on a new confirmation of release date, at least we can enjoy the EU cover for the game.

Thanks to Sephiroth_FF for the heads up!

STAR WARS Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy updated to Version 1.0.2

I AM the update

A new update is available for Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, bumping it up to Version 1.0.2. Unfortunately, we have no idea what the update does, as no patch notes have been shared, and it doesn't seem the developer has mentioned anything yet. When we do have info on what the patch changes/fixes, we'll make sure to update this post.

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - more gameplay

The online multiplayer classic comes to Nintendo Switch™ with modernized controls. Take on the role of a new student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - more gameplay

The online multiplayer classic comes to Nintendo Switch™ with modernized controls. Take on the role of a new student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Jedi Master Luke Skywalker.

Star Wars Episode I: Racer "launching soon" on Switch

Now THIS is pod racing

Nintendo casually announced that Star Wars Episode I: Racer is making its way to Switch sometime soon. The N64 classic was already getting a reprint from Limited Run Games, but that's an actual N64 cartridge. If you don't have an N64 laying around, you can look forward to revisiting this title on the Switch. We'll bring you full details once they become available.

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy may come to Switch on March 26th, 2020

Do it

We haven't heard anything about Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy in quite some time, but it seems we might be in store for a surprise release this week. Sony's official website says that Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is heading to PS4 on March 26th, 2020. It seems very likely the game will hit the same day on Switch. Certainly makes for a nice surprise launch during a Nintendo Direct, doesn't it?!

TT Games working to "benchmark and optimize" LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on Switch, are "really pleased" with the results

Looks good, this one does

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is most likely going to be a big hit on Switch, and TT Games knows the potential audience for the platform is huge. That's why they want to make sure they do the best they can with the Switch version. In an interview with NintendoEverything, TT Games creative leads Arthur Parsons talks about the continuing work on the Switch version, and where they're at right now.

In terms of the actual figures, we’re going to continue to benchmark and optimize. We’ll look at it more. Right now today we’re happy with what we’ve shown, and it looks good. We’re really pleased. And part of it was gauging, is this going to stand up when people see it for the first time? Are they going to go, “Oh, this doesn’t look so great.” Or are they going to go, “Woah”? And it was definitely the latter. Every time we’ve shown it, people have gone, “Wow, this is a big step up for LEGO games.” And we’re like, “Great, so that’s the benchmark for the visuals.” Let’s make sure we can make that perform. And we think we certainly can. But first, let’s make sure that this is the level that people expect from a next-generation LEGO game.

TT Games shares their love for Switch, says LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga runs like a dream on the platform

Big fans of Switch

TT Games has a very long history with Nintendo platforms, and they're continuing that line with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga on Switch. In a NintendoEverything interview, TT Games' James Burgon and Arthur Parsons talk about their work on the Switch version of the game, as well as the Switch in general. Check out what they had to say below.

James Burgon: “It’s been really good actually. The first build that we had on Switch ran like a dream, so it’s great. With the new technology, we started off and had that in mind because Switch is one of our biggest platforms actually in the US, so we really want to do it justice on that platform.”

Arthur Parsons: “We love Switch. We love Nintendo. TT loves Nintendo, right? If you go back to the original Star Wars games with the Complete Saga which is one of the first game that I worked on back in 2006 – those games and Indy 1, and that kind of stuff, they were on Wii and then the Wii U. TT has been really good about doing the same game across all platforms without having to make it so much worse because we’ve been doing this for a long, long time. So the Switch, that’s not a challenge for us. Yeah there’s different technical hardware and software things with all consoles, but we work hard to make sure the experience is as good as it can be on all platforms including Switch.”

Search

Today's VIP

th3notorious's avatar
Joined: March 2018
Fledgling

Social Services