Will this be a remake emphasizing trendy visuals that on the identical time preserves the core gameplay and narrative of the unique? Or will tweaks even be made to modernize different elements of the game, such because the turn-based fight system, which in 2021 feels barely dated? Adding real-time fight, for instance, will surely be an thrilling strategy to make Revan’s journey really feel recent 20 years later.
But is it doable that there’s much more to this remake than a visible improve and trendy gameplay prospers?
Last yr, Square Enix utterly subverted expectations with its Final Fantasy VII Remake, the primary half of a multi-game adaptation of the 1997 PlayStation basic that significantly expands and at instances utterly modifications the story followers know and love. In truth, it is perhaps extra apt to name the remake a “reimagining” of the unique game’s occasions than a contemporary recreation. Some may even really feel the game is nearer to a sequel.
While there’s no indication that such an in depth remodeling of Knights of the Old Republic is in play at Aspyr, it’s doable a possible remake might afford a studio the chance to increase on ranges and storylines from the unique. Could the Hutt world of Sleheyron, a Star Map location that was minimize from the unique, be added again into the remake? How about an alternate darkish aspect ending that may have seen a darkish aspect feminine protagonist select to die on the Star Forge with Carth Onasi?
Adding again content material BioWare minimize from the game could be essentially the most logical strategy to increase the Knight of the Old Republic expertise however this is also the right time to beef up the ending. If you’ve performed the unique, you probably keep in mind KOTOR‘s largely buttoned up canon ending: Revan saves Bastila from the dark side, defeats Darth Malak once and for all, and destroys the Star Forge. The game’s last scene is a celebration on Lehon, the place Revan is awarded the Cross of Glory simply as credit roll. It mainly performs like an homage to iconic ending of A New Hope. The galaxy is saved and the courageous heroes are honored.
But that’s hardly the tip of the story because it pertains to Revan. Players realized extra about what occurred to the Jedi hero immediately after the occasions of the primary game in Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords in addition to within the novel The Old Republic: Revan by KOTOR author Drew Karpyshyn, however we by no means noticed these moments on display. Not lengthy after the Star Forge was destroyed and Darth Malak’s Sith forces fell, Revan married Bastila Shan, a call that considerably strained their relationship to the Jedi Order, and settled right into a quiet life on Coruscant. But when he started to obtain visions of an historical Sith Empire mendacity in wait within the Unknown Regions of house, Revan determined that he should cease the approaching risk and left the identified galaxy behind.