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Star Wars Is On Nintendo Switch Trial, But Not For Long

Star Wars: Republic Commando

If you are an active user of Nintendo Switch Online, then you should be excited about the next Game Trial which has just been announced. From Thursday, 20 April 2023 (10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET) Nintendo Switch Online gamers will have access to Star Wars: Republic Commando. The offer will run until April 26 (1:59 p.m. PT) or April 27 (2:59 a.m. ET).

Star Wars: Republic Commando

All Nintendo Switch Online Users can participate in the Game Trial without the need for an expansion pack tier. Also, players will get 100 Platinum Points on My Nintendo simply by participating in the trial. Make sure you check the Missions & Rewards section on your Nintendo Switch home screen for additional information.

Players that want to play the game on Nintendo Switch will need to download it on their Switch. You will need 2.5 GB of space to download the game. At the end of the trial, the price of the game will revert to $14.99. However, those that make the purchase within the free trial will get a 50% discount. If you didn’t beat the game during the trial, you must purchase the game to keep playing.

Thankfully, Star Wars: Republic Commando is only about 10 hours long. That means that dedicated players can beat the game within the trial period. So far, the Game Trial announcement is only for North America. For now, it is not clear if the offer will be available to players in Europe and Africa.

Star Wars: Republic Commando

Game Trial is a feature for Nintendo Switch Online members that comes with myriads of benefits including;

  • Backing up save data for compatible games
  • Playing compatible games online with friends
  • Using voice chat with the smartphone app in compatible games
  • Access to Game Boy, SNES, and NES classic games

Star Wars: Republic Commando is almost two decades old

Star Wars: Republic Commando is not really a 2023 release. In fact, the game first debuted as an Xbox original exclusive in March 2005. Subsequently, in the same month, it was introduced to PC. However, an HD port for PS4 and Nintendo Switch was only released in 2021.

“Boss, Fixer, Scorch, and Sev, better known as Delta Squad, are back on Nintendo Switch! Relive the legendary campaign,” said an official blurb of the game on the Nintendo eShop. “Welcome to the Clone Wars: Chaos has erupted throughout the galaxy. As the leader of an elite squad of Republic Commandos, your mission is to infiltrate, dominate, and ultimately annihilate the enemy.

Battle a variety of highly intelligent and deadly enemies—from brutal Trandoshan mercenaries to the flying insectoid warriors of Geonosis. Your squad will follow your orders, performing complex commands and strategic maneuvers. You are their leader. They are your weapon.”

Star Wars: Republic Commando

When it was first released, Metacritic scored the game 78. While this is not the best score a game has ever received from Metacritic, it was still pretty solid. In the modern era, Star Wars: Republic Commando is still viewed as a cult classic.

Star Wars: Republic Commando remains at the forefront of tactical gameplay

Star Wars: Republic Commando

Star Wars: Republic Commando is a first-person shooter developed by LucasArts. In the single-player campaign, the players will take the role of RC-1138, the leader of the squad, and try to complete different missions during the Clone Wars.

As the leader, the player can issue commands to the other three non-playable characters (Fixer, Scorch, and Sev). The majority of the objects in the environment will highlight when the crosshair is placed over them. The player can then dish out an order that is associated with the object.

The diversity of the orders issued was one of the features of the game that got fans going. From ordering squadmates to move to secure positions to asking them to assume different attacking positions all made the game a tactical masterpiece.

The majority of the criticisms of the game were centered around the short duration and average multiplayer. Also, the arsenal is quite limited—including a blaster pistol with unlimited ammo. Are you excited about the Star Wars: Republic Commando Nintendo Online Game Trial? Will you give it a try? Let us know in the comment box below.

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