Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords will have the original version’s cut content added to the Nintendo Switch re-release in Q3 this year.
The content was removed from the original version of KOTOR 2 and includes new missions, dialogue, and other content that’s woven throughout the entire game. Given how intrinsic it is to the game, players will need to start a fresh save file in order to experience it.
Eurogamer spotted a tweet from developer port developer Aspyr, which confirmed: “You will need to start a new game with the DLC content enabled to access the additional content, however after the DLC releases and you still wish to finish your non-DLC playthrough, you can access those base game save files by disabling the DLC in the in-game main menu.”
The extra content – which will be added for free – includes a mission where players play as their droid companion HK-47 and explore a mysterious HK manufacturing plant, a new and improved ending that includes more party interactions and extra acknowledgement of the player’s past choices, livelier crew conversations overall, and a variety of other quests and challenges across the galaxy.
The Switch version of KOTOR 2 was released on June 8 and only announced shortly before that, during Star Wars Celebration. In our 8/10 review of the original, IGN said: “If you like roleplaying games or if you like Star Wars, you’ll be hard pressed to find a game as enjoyable as Knights of the Old Republic II. Sure, it’s got some technical problems and, sure, it starts fairly slowly but if you can see past those flaws, you’re in for one hell of a treat.”
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.