‘Star Wars’ podracing game invades PS4 and Nintendo Switch on May 12

Star Wars podracing invades PS4 and Nintendo Switch on May 12

The classic Star Wars podracing game will be back on May 12. Relive the fun as the well-loved computer game of the 90s invades PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.

Aspyr, the Texas-based developer brings back the Star Wars Episode I: Racer. The title is a tie in-game for the movie Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace.

Star Wars Episode I: Racer features

The Star Wars Episode I: Racer will hit both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The game offers a list of special features as it invades the modern game consoles next month.

The podracing game offers 25 playable racers for Star Wars enthusiasts to enjoy. The racers include the actual racing characters seen in the movie like Anakin Skywalker and more.

Star Wars Episode I: Racer takes its players to eight different worlds they can explore as they race along. They could take a trip to Tatooine, Baroonda, Malastare and more. Along with tracks are shortcuts and hidden secret elements for racers to unveil. Players also have the ability to upgrade to pit droid racers.

For those who go for multi-player games, Star Wars Episode I: Racer offers this option via split-screen play.

People behind Star Wars Episode I: Racer

Elizabeth Howard, Aspyr’s VP of publishing expressed her optimism on the release of the game through a statement. She assured the gamers that the developers modernized the game for the most optimal gaming experience for both modern gaming consoles.

Howard reminded the Star Wars fans to get ready to steer their racer to victory. She even challenged them to leave their opponents in the dust.

Back in 2003, Aspyr launched the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ports and the latest version of the Jedi Academy.

How it all began

The Star Wars episode I sci-fi podracing game first landed the Nintendo 64 and PCs in 1999. Along with GoldenEye, StarFox, and Smash Bros, the game became a crowd favorite and remained playable for a long time.

Aspyr created the game after the Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. The motion picture featured the characters doing the podracing in some highlighted scenes.

The podracing segment in the motion picture circled around the place called Tatooine and the young Anakyn Skywalker.

The Star Wars tie-in game received positive responses during its launch. Players even described the N64 game to be better than the movie itself.

Gamers who would like to avail of the Star Wars Episode I: Racer on their PS4 and Nintendo Switch could have it on May 12. They purchase it on their console game stores at $14.99.

Image courtesy of TheDigitalArtist/Pixabay

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