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Rumour: EA and Lucasfilm rebooting Knights of the Old Republic

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Fans of the Knights of the Old Republic bits of the Star Wars lore might be in for a treat. We recently found out that there could be both TV series and a movie based on the Knights of the Old Republic. Now come reports that there might be a game, too.

According to a report by Cinelix, citing two unnamed ninja sources, there’s a Knights of the Old Republic video game in the works. There’s a bit of confusion about what the scope of the game is, with one source saying that it’s a remake, and the other suggesting it’s a bit of a remake and a quasi-sequel that would “integrate elements from the first two games in order to bring certain things into the current Star Wars canon.”

Given how much from the Old Republic has been popping up in Star Wars of late, it’s a rumour that’s becoming hard to ignore. In 2014, Disney and Lucasfilm wiped the slate clean regarding the expanded universe, consigning Revan, star of the Knights of the Old Republic to myth status. Earlier this year, the company confirmed Revan’s status in the established canon once more, firstly through The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary which mentions Revan – while a few connections to the Old Republic were teased in The Last Jedi, for eagle-eyed fans to spot.

As a reminder, the Knights of the Old Republic stories are set around 4000 years before the formation of the Galactic Empire and the events of the Star Wars films. They’re filled with tales of the both the Jedi and the Sith at their most powerful. The first game contained a then powerful plot twist, embedded below. You should probably not watch it if you haven’t played the original game.

Even as somebody who wasn’t a Star Wars fan in general, Knights of the Old Republic was a powerful and important game for me, filled with standout moments. In fact, its less well-regarded sequel was the first game I’d ever pre-ordered (back then from a BT Games when it was still called Budget Technologies). I’d only pre-ordered because I couldn’t get a copy of Half-Life 2 on release date a month earlier, and didn’t want that happening again.

Last Updated: January 27, 2020

23 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn

    January 27, 2020 at 09:21

    Our BT games closed last year. 🙁

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    • Yozzie

      January 27, 2020 at 09:21

      While I swear ours staff have to wear shock collars that shocks them if they try and be nice.

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      • justlikemo

        January 27, 2020 at 09:40

        They the same every where, I think once I met a staff at a Centurion Mall BT, that was actually kind and friendly! That was like 6 years ago.

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  2. Hammersteyn

    January 27, 2020 at 09:36

    Is KOTOR still canon though?

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    • Yozzie

      January 27, 2020 at 09:38

      As long as it can be merchandised with something small and sassy.

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      January 27, 2020 at 09:38

      Some bits of it are, now. Revan definitely exists within the post 2014 canon upheaval.

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 27, 2020 at 09:40

        Was wondering seeing how Disney decides what’s what with SW and it would seem strange that they’d allow games to be made that’s not crybully… I mean canon. Dammit!

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  3. Gareth Lagesse (eXCheez)

    January 27, 2020 at 10:11

    I hope all the characters are played by Rey. Knights of the Old Reypublic.

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  4. Pariah

    January 27, 2020 at 09:28

    I remember the original Budget Technologies. Was my favourite store before Steam became prominent.

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    • Yozzie

      January 27, 2020 at 09:34

      I lived in such a small town that I was so ecstatic when we got a CNA and I finally lived in a place where I can touch physical games.

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 27, 2020 at 09:36

        I touched everything in our BT store, almost got banned after multiple warnings.

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        • Original Heretic

          January 27, 2020 at 09:38

          With….what?

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        • Pariah

          January 27, 2020 at 11:55

          Those poor store clerks…

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      • Pariah

        January 27, 2020 at 11:43

        Did you at least get their consent?

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  5. D@rCF0g

    January 27, 2020 at 10:02

    Now this is a rumour I hope is true!

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  6. Alien Emperor Trevor

    January 27, 2020 at 10:16

    A new KOTOR would really test my EA resolve.

    And I always preferred KOTOR 2 out of the games, the story was cooler overall.

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