Star Wars Episode 1: Racer and X-Wing will be re-released on modern platforms

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
Image credit: LucasArts

You’ll soon be able to get some of your favorite childhood Star Wars games, including Star Wars: X-Wing, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars: Podracer, on modern platforms, as well as a few on their original consoles. 

The re-releases of these games will be brought to you by Limited Run Games, a company that specializes in small-batch physical releases of classic or hard-to-find titles. The deal was announced during the company's press conference at E3 2019 and then confirmed in a Tweet on the company's Twitter account, though it's still not clear when the games will come out.

Unfortunately, for both better and worse, these games aren’t remasters – i.e. they’ll still have the original graphics and character models. That will help these games maintain their historical accuracy, but it might also mean they don’t hold up very well, especially since some date back to the early 90s.

The first of these games to get the ol’ re-release are Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
for PlayStation 4 and Star Wars for NES and Game Boy, both of which are due out on June 28. 

What other games can you expect to see? Here’s a complete list from Limited Run Games:

  • Star Wars
  • Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
  • Star Wars: Dark Forces
  • Star Wars Episode I: Racer
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight II - Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars: Racer Revenge
  • Star Wars: Rebel Assault
  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  • Star Wars: TIE Fighter
  • Star Wars: X-Wing

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Nick Pino

Nick Pino is Managing Editor, TV and AV for TechRadar's sister site, Tom's Guide. Previously, he was the Senior Editor of Home Entertainment at TechRadar, covering TVs, headphones, speakers, video games, VR and streaming devices. He's also written for GamesRadar+, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer and other outlets over the last decade, and he has a degree in computer science he's not using if anyone wants it.