Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II — The Sith Lords will debut on mobile devices later this month, VentureBeat reports.

What’s going on?

Developer and publisher Aspyr recently revealed that the classic “Star Wars” game — which debuted in 2004 for Xbox and PC — will be available on mobile devices.

Elizabeth Howard, vice president of publishing at Aspyr, told GamesBeat this is happening because mobile devices come with the same amount of power as PC and Xbox did in 2004.

  • “Fans have long demanded and asked for this, so we’re pretty pumped to get it to them,” Howard said. “Taking a PC game and making it into a mobile game is one of the things that Aspyr is uniquely positioned to do. We have a ton of experience with that and we have proprietary libraries to do that. This fits really well into our wheelhouse.”
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What’s the game about?

The game starts five years after the events of the video game Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic. The Sith have begun to destroy the entire Jedi Order. So one Jedi must rise up to help bring the Force back into balance.

The game allows you to make choices that decide if you’ll fall more toward the dark side or the light side of the force. The decisions in the game impact what happens in the story.

Why it matters now

“The Mandalorian” had a small easter egg related to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II — The Sith Lords. In chapter 13, there are HK-87 assassin droids visible in city of Calodan. In KOTOR II, one of the main characters is an HK-47 droid — made from a similar model.

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Howard said the game matters now more than ever, according to VentureBeat.

  • “Every time something happens in the world around ‘Star Wars,’ we in the game space also benefit,” Howard said. “We love all the attention that ‘Star Wars’ has gotten both with ‘The Mandalorian’ and other things. We were just really motivated to try to get it out in time for the holidays.”
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