Good news everybody. As many of you know this July marks the 15th anniversary of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Not only one of the best Star Wars games made, but is considered to be one of the best games ever made. Created by BioWare, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was set 4,000 years before the events of the Episodic Films.
The game delivered a deep, compelling role-playing experience filled with exciting new characters that were introduced into the Star Wars universe. Where your actions could tip the Galaxy into peace or into darkness. You could be on the side of the Jedi or fall to the darkside and become a Sith.
To celebrate this 15th anniversary (good god, I was 10 when his came out), EA are bringing some more Fan favourite characters from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic to Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, including light side companions such as the Jedi Padawan Bastila Shan, the Jedi Jolee Bindo, the Rutian Twi’lek Mission Vao, the Wookiee Zaalbar, and the loveable utility droid T3-M4.
Very exciting. It’s always good when Knights of the Old Republics gets some love and attention. It’s an era that many, many Fans have loved and enjoyed. The Old Republic era has been acknowledged a few times now in the new Canon, especially in the now finished Star Wars: Rebels series. With the appearance of Malachor, the hinting of a war between the Jedi and the Sith which ended with the Great Scourge of Malachor.
And then in Season 3, Kanan Jarrus gives Sabine Wren a history lesson on the Mandalorian-Jedi War, a series of many conflicts fought between the Mandalorians and the Jedi Order. And that the Jedi won the war. So slowly but surely events and material from the Old Republic era is seeping into Canon.
Personally wouldn’t mind if it was retold in film or as a live action series. The latter of which there is a Petition for which has gained the backing of over 230,000 Fans.
Though I (and I think many others too) would love to see a remaster of Star War: Knights of the Old Republic, maybe for the 20th Anniversary perhaps. One can dream.