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“Star Wars: Bounty Hunter” Returns This August In Remastered Edition

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Fans of the era of Star Wars games released in the 90’s and 2000’s are enjoying an abundance of games returning to modern consoles in recent years, from shooters like “Republic Commando” and “Dark Forces”, to Jedi/Sith focused games like “Knights of the Old Republic” and “The Force Unleashed”. Now we have another game to add to the list: “Star Wars: Bounty Hunter” is getting a remastered re-release this August!

Originally released in 2002, “Bounty Hunter” serves as a prequel to “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones” film that came out that same year. Set 10 years before the film, the plot revolves around Jango being hired to capture a deranged Jedi, and it explores the Bounty Hunter getting involved with Count Dooku and how he ended up becoming the “Father” of the Clone Army.

Here’s the trailer:

Along with the improved graphics, this new version includes an Easter Egg that fans of the original game will remember: In the version of the game from 2002, there was a message that would read “Cash in all bounties to play as Boba”, but completing all of the bounties famously didn’t result in that costume being unlocked. With this version, the Boba Fett costume can be unlocked after completing the campaign, allowing you to use the costume for your next playthrough.

This remaster also marks the first time the game will be released on an Xbox platform (the game sadly was only brought to the PlayStation 2 and GameCube consoles back in 2002).

Unlike “Dark Forces” or “Republic Commando’s” first-person shooting mechanics, “Star Wars: Bounty Hunter” features a third-person combat perspective

This is another remaster from Aspyr Media, who have been “hit or miss” with some of their recent Star Wars ports. Most infamously, the “Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection” released earlier this year in a broken state, with servers being overwhelmed, making the beloved multi-player game unplayable at times. However, with “Bounty Hunter” being a single player game, hopefully “server overload” won’t factor in as a problem.

Look for “Star Wars: Bounty Hunter” to arrive on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam) on August 1st.

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