STAR WARS™ EPISODE I: RACER TO LAUNCH ON NINTENDO SWITCH AND PLAYSTATION 4 ON MAY 12

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STAR WARS™ EPISODE I: RACER TO LAUNCH ON NINTENDO SWITCH AND PLAYSTATION 4 ON MAY 12 

Two Engines. One Champion. No Limits. 

AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2020 – Get ready to shout – “Now, this is podracing!” 

Aspyr announced today that the classic Nintendo 64 racing game, Star Wars™ Episode l: Racer, will arrive for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on May 12 for $14.99. Fans can take control of a podracer speeding through flaming methane lakes, Tusken Raider assaults, anti-gravity tunnels, and much more in a pulse-pounding, do-or-die fight to the finish line. 

Star Wars Episode l: Racer, the classic sci-fi racing game based on the podracing sequence in the film Star Wars™: The Phantom Menace™, is back with modernized controls.  

  • Twenty-five (25) playable racers including Anakin Skywalker, Sebulba, and Ratts Tyerell
  • Race tracks spanning eight unique worlds including Tatooine, Baroonda, and Malastare
  • Players can work with pit droids to upgrade podracers for higher top speeds and acceleration
  • Discover short-cuts and secrets to master lap times
  • Play single player campaigns or multiplayer via split-screen

Star Wars fans can soon go full throttle with Aspyr’s update to the classic, fan-favorite, Star Wars Episode l: Racer,” said Elizabeth Howard, vice president of publishing at Aspyr. “The beloved game has been modernized for the most optimal gaming experience on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Star Wars fans should get ready to steer their racer to victory and leave their opponents in the dust.”

Star Wars Episode l: Racer will be available for purchase on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on May 12 for $14.99 USD. Sign up for the latest news via aspyr.com/StarWars. 

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About Aspyr
Aspyr is a leading video game publishing and development partner focused on maximizing the potential of games across all platforms and for all players. Today, the company supports a growing network of partners that includes many of the industry’s leading entertainment IP holders, publishers, developers, and technology providers. Aspyr is based in Austin, TX. For more information, visit www.aspyr.com.

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