Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II for the Nintendo Switch is a rerelease of one of the greatest Star Wars games of all time. Many who have played the game back on the original Xbox have praised KOTOR 2 for its deep RPG elements and abundance of lore that contributed to the Star Wars universe. The release of Knights of the Old Republic 2 for Nintendo Switch by Aspyr Media was well received, but even more so at the promise by the studio to release the Restored Content DLC that was once a major part of the PC version. However, plans have changed amid many of the studio’s recent struggles. Fans of KOTOR 2 may be out of luck.
Aspyr Media has canceled the promised Restored Content DLC for the Nintendo Switch release of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords. The company posted a statement on its official Twitter page that announced plans to cancel the DLC and revealed that those who purchased the game could receive a complimentary game to compensate for the cancellation. Within the post on Twitter, a number of different Star Wars games released by Aspyr were eligible for fans to pick from as their free game of choice. To get the complimentary game, those who purchased Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 need to visit the Aspyr Media Support website and submit a ticket with proof of purchase of the game.
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— Aspyr (@AspyrMedia) June 3, 2023
“Sadly, today we’re announcing that the Restored Content DLC for the Nintendo Switch version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords will not be moving forward for release…” No official reasoning or details for why the cancellation was happening. Many had speculated for a long time that Aspyr had backed out of releasing the Restored Content DLC after going quiet about it for a long time, despite many fans asking the company to update everyone on the status of it.
For those unaware, the Restore Content DLC for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 was fan made mod that was an attempt to restore cut content from the game’s original release. The mod was released for the game on PC sometime after the game’s initial release and was officially endorsed by Aspyr Media in 2015. The Restored Content mod also included quality-of-life changes for the game that attempted to address technical issues and other problems that many felt were a detriment to the experience. The DLC was going to be a free download for everyone who played the game on Nintendo Switch.
It’s also important to note that Aspyr Media had been going through some issues behind the scenes following the teaser trailer reveal of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake for PlayStation 5 and PC. The studio suffered a major shakeup after both Lucasfilm and Sony were reportedly disappointed by an internal demo shown to them. Following that, multiple people who had worked at Aspyr were let go or reported to be fired.
It was around this time that talk about the Restored Content DLC for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords went silent and started to worry fans. Development for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake was later reported to be picked up by Saber Interactive and has since gone silent. Embracer Group recently had an investor call where they stated they had no further updates to share about the highly anticipated remake.
Fans of KOTOR 2 were upset at the news of the cancellation of the Restored Content DLC. Many had cited Aspyr Media’s promise to release the content for a long time, as well as putting forward the DLC as a big reason to purchase the game on Nintendo Switch. Although the company offered a selection of Star Wars games on Nintendo Switch and PC for everyone to choose from, fans were still very upset at how the company handled everything up to the point of cancellation.
What do you think about Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords and the Restored Content DLC? Were you one of the people who bought the game and wanted the extra content? Share your thoughts about everything in the comments down below and let your voice be heard!
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