“We’ll see you on the racetracks,” the company wrote.
Episode 1: Racer was originally released on N64 and PC as a tie-in to climactic lightsaber battle — into a full-blown game. It’s being spruced up for modern consoles by Aspyr, which also handled the recent and Jedi Academy remasters.back in 1999, adapting the movie’s rather excellent pod racing sequence — which isn’t quite as good as the
It’ll cost $15, which is a little pricey for a 21-year-old game without online multiplayer, but you can engage in the old-school joy that is split-screen multiplayer. It also has all those cool Star Wars music and sound effects, 25 playable characters and tracks that span eight planets. The hardest track also offers a little taste of Anakin’s future, since takes place in a volcano (on Baroonda rather than Mustafar).
“It’s a great game and it has emotional resonance,” producer James Vicari told StarWars.com in April. “We really believe in reuniting fans with something they cherished, or connecting a new audience with something they may have missed.”
The game got a PS2 sequel, Racer Revenge, in 2002 and that was in 2016.