Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II is coming to mobile. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, or more suitably known as KOTOR, is one of the best Star Wars video games that the franchise has ever released. The sequel, Knights of the Old Republic 2 is also held in similar regard. These games, at the time, were absolutely revolutionary for the franchise. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 and its predecessor created a new storyline that was completely unique to the series.
If you have made it this far, then prepare yourself for some possible spoilers. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 — The Sith Lords is a roleplaying game that was developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Lucas Arts. It was released for the Xbox on December 6th, 2004. The tone for this storyline was darker than that of its predecessor, but the story portrayed a different side of Star Wars that fans had never seen. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 utilized the same combat mechanics, graphics quality, and the game itself was not complete.
Still, KOTOR 2 has come to be one of the most beloved Star Wars video games in the entire franchise. The game was so popular that it is now being included as canon.
About KOTOR 2
If you have watched any of the new Star Wars content while under the operation of Disney, then you have probably heard inklings that connect back to Knights of the Old Republic 2. But what exactly is Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2? Why is it so popular? What is the story about?
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 begins five years since the conclusion of the last game. The story revolved around the Exile, a former Jedi, who had followed Revan into the Mandalorian Wars. The Exile, also know as Meetra Surik did not follow Revan to the dark side, but instead, she returned to the Jedi Council to face punishment. She was expelled from the order and severed from the force. The Exile had lost their connection to the force, that is until they came across Kreia, a mentor-Esque force sensitive.
Meetra Surik is without a doubt a war criminal, and she expresses that sentiment on her own. She had a hand in the destruction of Malachor V — a planet name that is even given a mention in Star Wars: Rebels. The story is one of exploring the personal trauma of oneself and the featured companions highlight key elements of that exploration. The KOTOR 2 story is filled with many metaphors and really forces the player to strongly reconsider the concepts of the “Light Side” and the “Dark Side.”
The story is a great one. This is especially true if you decide to play the “Sith Lords Restored Content Mod.” Obsidian was forced to push out the game early and much of the game is incomplete. Thankfully, KOTOR has developed such a dedicated community and this same community went on to “finish” the game.
The Finer Details
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 is set 3995 years before the events of the original canon — Episode 1: The Phantom Menace. Aspyr Media, Inc. released KOTOR a mobile port back on December 22, 2014. The game hadn’t been cut down to conform to mobile standards, but rather they allowed players to have the full KOTOR experience. The game currently still sits in good standing, sporting a solid 4.4/5 star review. Aspyr has been known for its ability to import games from consoles to Apple platforms. It comes as no surprise that they have succeeded in their journey to keep KOTOR alive in the minds and hearts of fans everywhere.
Finally, KOTOR 2 will be making its way to Android, iPhone, and iPad. According to Elizabeth Howard, Aspyre’s Vice President of Publishing, “Fans have been asking for a mobile version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 for so long, and we’re thrilled to finally bring it to them.” It had been a total of six years since KOTOR was released, and it is quite evident that fans wanted access to both games. Howard continued, “We’re proud to continue working with Lucasfilm to bring classic titles to modern platforms.”
KOTOR will be coming to players just as its predecessor. The game will feature an optimized mobile play with touch screen controls. The choices a player makes will influence and affect different storylines amongst their companions. The game will feature the original meter system — choices will influence whether you become a dark or light side Jedi. And most importantly, players will be able to access a number of companions, such as Krei, who won “Best Character” at the 2005 GameSpy awards.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 will be available for purchase on the AppStore and Google Play on December 18 for only $14.99.