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Star Wars Episode 1: Racer is finally out on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4

Now THIS is podracing

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Petrana Radulovic is an entertainment reporter specializing in animation, fandom culture, theme parks, Disney, and young adult fantasy franchises.

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer is out today for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

The classic pod-racing simulator was announced for Nintendo Switch back in March and was originally given a May release date, but that was pushed for unspecified reasons. The retool of the Nintendo 64 game lets players commandeer different characters and podracers across a wide variety of tracks, managing the finicky vehicles throughout the race. Star Wars Episode I: Racer features both a single-player campaign and multiplayer split screen options.

The game originally came out in 1999, alongside the release of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. While this isn’t the first re-release — Star Wars Episode I: Racer released on back in 2018 — this is the first time it is available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Last year, Disney and LucasArts approved a re-release of the game on replica Nintendo 64 cartridges as a collector’s item.

Star Wars Episode I: Racer is available for $14.99.

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