Take control of the Force when Jedi Outcast comes to Nintendo Switch and PS4 on September 24

What you need to know

  • Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is a single player first or third-person action game published by LucasArts and Aspyr Media Inc.
  • Jedi Outcast originally released in 2002 for PC, GameCube, and Xbox.
  • During a Nintendo Direct, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast was announced for the Nintendo Switch.
  • Sony also tweeted that Jedi Outcast would be coming to PS4.
  • Jedi Outcast will arrive on either platform on September 24, 2019.

Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast is a single player action game that can be played in either first or third-person. It was originally developed by Raven Software and published by LucasArts in 2002 for PC, Mac, GameCube, and Xbox.

If you've been wanting to replay this Star Wars classic you're in luck. Both Nintendo and Sony announced that Jedi Outcast will be coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4 on September 24, 2019.

This is arguably the most popular game in the franchise following Star Wars: Dark Forces, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, and Mysteries of the Sith. You play as Kyle Katarn — a smuggler-turned-Jedi — who must take on powerful foes to keep the galaxy safe from dark forces. This is seriously the best game for any Star Wars fan who wanted to see Han Solo wielding a lightsaber, because that's basically who the protagonist is.

During the course of your adventure, you'll come across familiar characters from the original Star Wars trilogy, like Luke Skywalker and Lando Calrissian. Geek out as you improve your force powers and become a legendary Jedi.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Gaming aficionado Rebecca Spear is iMore's dedicated gaming editor with a focus on Nintendo Switch and iOS gaming. You’ll never catch her without her Switch or her iPad Air handy. If you’ve got a question about Pokémon, The Legend of Zelda, or just about any other Nintendo series check out her guides to help you out. Rebecca has written thousands of articles in the last six years including hundreds of extensive gaming guides, previews, and reviews for both Switch and Apple Arcade. She also loves checking out new gaming accessories like iPhone controllers and has her ear to the ground when it comes to covering the next big trend.