Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 comes to Switch with cut content

The Nintendo Switch launch of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 will come with surprise cut content DLC.
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 is set to be launched on Nintendo Switch on 8 June 2022 – but that’s not the only surprise landing on the console. According to developer Aspyr, the Nintendo Switch version of the game will come with a major new feature – free, post-launch DLC that contains previously unreleased content from the original game.

It’s unclear what the Restored Content DLC will contain, but it’s well known that the game had a truncated development cycle that left the final product feeling unfinished and haphazard. In the years since it launched, PC modders have worked strenuously to restore the game’s original content – which includes multiple unseen areas, missions and characters still present in the game’s files – however, console players have largely missed out.

That’s set to change when Aspyr launches the game’s newly minted DLC content. It’s currently set to launch on Nintendo Switch post-June, although it’s unclear whether it will also be available for players who own the game on other consoles.

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According to reports, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 was essentially ‘rushed out the door’ for a Holiday launch in December 2004, with Obsidian allegedly being pressured to release the game despite much of its content being unfinished and buggy.

While PC players have since enjoyed a renewed version of the game, thanks to the tireless efforts of the game’s modding community, the base game is a rocky experience. The game’s been dogged by a lack of polish for nearly two decades, but it appears Aspyr is keen to restore the game to its intended form with its shiny, new port.

We’ll likely learn more about the game’s upcoming Restored Content DLC following the release of the game.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 is currently set to launch for Nintendo Switch on 8 June 2022.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.