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KOTOR Remake With New Combat System and Revamped Soundtrack

The remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will not be a simple visual facelift. According to latest reports also the combat system will undergo radical changes.

  • Combat system in the remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic will undergo serious changes;
  • While designing it, the creators are said to have drawn inspiration from God of War and NiOh 2;
  • The original soundtrack is to be re-recorded for the refreshed edition.

We've known for several months that a remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is being made. The developers from Aspyr Media have announced that they intend to refresh the iconic game while preserving the original storyline. We have now learned that the facelift will most likely not be limited to the visuals - the changes will also affect the combat system.

This information was shared by the host of the Defining Duke podcast, available on YouTube. According to anonymous sources, the combat system in the remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was to be designed based on such games as God of War and NiOh 2. So it looks like the developers have decided to make a significant change from the classic turn-based clashes known from the original.

In addition, players are to be able to choose from several game modes. Unfortunately, the host of the podcast was unable to suggest how it would actually work. However, he speculated that the refreshed version of KOTOR may offer the possibility of customizing the gameplay in a way known from Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Square Enix's game offers gameplay in classic and normal mode, i.e. refreshed compared to the original.

This is not the only information we can hear in the podcast. According to the host, the soundtrack by Jeremy Soule will also undergo a facelift. All tracks are to be re-recorded so that their quality matches the refreshed version of the game.

The remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is taking a progressively clearer shape. Information on the new combat system seems to be very interesting. It's not hard to notice that the original solution is simply outdated in the current reality. Adjusting the gameplay to modern standards may attract more people to the game.

At this point, however, it should be noted that the above information are just rumors. The host of the podcast confessed that they come from reliable and repeatedly verified sources, but should nevertheless be treated with caution

Przemyslaw Dygas

Przemyslaw Dygas

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