Star Wars Episode I: Racer is set to return, coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on May 12. The racing video game originally launched in 1999 for Nintendo 64, but is now back courtesy of developer Aspyr.
Centered around the high-speed racing league in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, gamers can choose from more than 20 racers while maneuvering throughout eight different worlds in Star Wars Episode I: Racer. The game will feature updated controls, new trophies, and revamped FMV sequences, according to the PlayStation blog.
“You really want to make sure that the game plays well and embraces as much of the variations as possible for [the Switch Joy-Cons],” Aspyr producer James Vicari told StarWars.com. “So we’ve done a lot of work to make sure that the game feels comfortable in all configurations, including playing with each individual Joy-Con. The team here is a big believer that the best control scheme is the one you don’t ever think about and that philosophy really permeates everything we’ve done with the controls.”
Star Wars Episode I: Racer ultimately recreates scenes from The Phantom Menace, allowing players to race as Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, Ben Quadrinaros, Clegg Holdfast, Cy Yunga, Dud Bolt, and others from the film's racing league.