A lot of Star Wars games suck, there’s no denying that. One set of games from the universe that has broken the trend however is the Jedi Knight series, a combination of FPS and third-person lightsaber action that provided the best action in a Star Wars game to date. So anyone looking to chop up some Sith scum once more (that’s just about everyone, then) will be happy to learn that the series is making its way to Steam and Direct2Drive on September 16th.
This will also include the original Dark Forces game, a straight up FPS that the original Jedi Knight was a sequel to, even though Jedi Knight 2 wasn’t called Dark Forces 3… oh don’t ask.
LucasArts announced the news on their Twitter account, after yesterday’s GameTrailersTV episode confirmed more games from the developers would be hitting these services. “Oh – and Dark Forces/Jedi Knight’s pack of awesomeness will be hitting D2D and Steam on the 16th. Love those games. Outcast MultiPlayer FTW!” FTW indeed.
The complete pack will contain Dark Forces, Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, and the expansion to the original Jedi Knight, Mysteries of the Sith. That’s a lot of saber-swinging action. Pricing hasn’t been confirmed yet, but given the age of the games, and the low price point of the recently released Knights of the Old Republic on Steam, gamers can be sure to get a bargain out of these titles.