The classic Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 video game won't get its promised Switch port after all.
The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 port for Nintendo Switch won’t receive the promised final cut of the otherwise incomplete gaming classic. This doesn’t actually come as a surprise, considering that Aspyr Media has made some poor business decisions regarding the Star Wars franchise.
Unfortunately, this only adds to the game’s compromised reputation on the Nintendo Switch. According to Kotaku, last year’s port of the game launched with a game-breaking bug that affected some players, followed by a long and arduous path toward fixing the game. The subsequently released patch did admittedly fix the game-breaking bugs the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 port launched with, only to add other issues to the game.
And now, the KOTOR gaming community remains deprived of the Restoration Content DLC that Aspyr apparently canceled.
For those who aren’t in the know, fans of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords often recommend playing the game with the restored content mod—to both newbies and KOTOR veterans alike. The mod refers to the valuable content that was cut out but has shipped with the final build of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 when the game was first released.
Aspyr announced its plans to bring the content into the light by offering it as an official DLC release for the Nintendo Switch port but has now decided to pull the plug on the project.
Furthermore, all mentions of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 Restored Content DLChave been deleted from Aspyr’s website, and the company’s YouTube channel and the game’s reveal trailer have been edited to remove the parts that specifically mention the Restored Content DLC, suggesting that the project was silently scrapped amidst all the highly publicized issues plaguing the company in the past year. Admittedly, the studio did break the bad news to gamers a bit later, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the long-awaited DLC was canceled in silence.
The company did publicly apologize for the canceled Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 DLC and offered a complimentary video game key to players who bought KOTOR 2 – The Sith Lords before the official announcement regarding the cancelation. Those affected can choose a game from the list of other ports Aspyr has worked on, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: Force Unleashed, Episode I Racer, Jedi Knight Academy, and Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast for Nintendo Switch, as well as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 – The Sith Lords for the PC.
Of course, the aforementioned PC version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 also doesn’t include the Restored Content DLC, though you can always play through the restored content with an original version of the game and the modification—the mod has received plenty of attention and support from various gaming publications and developers, especially after the implementation of Steam workshop support for the game.