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Star Wars Republic Commando launches on PS4 this April

ByASNF

Feb 25, 2021

Republic Commando is a fan favorite, and nobody knows that better than Aspyr. Trust me, we’ve read many, many, many tweets and comments requesting it. We’re happy to say that your requests will finally be answered.

That’s right, Aspyr Media is bringing Star Wars Republic Commando to PlayStation 4 for the first time April 6 and yes, we included a platinum trophy.

It’s been a few years since the original release, so allow me to reintroduce you to Star Wars Republic Commando and Delta Squad.

Get tactical

In Star Wars Republic Commando, you’ve got your trusty blaster rifle and your squad of elite clone troopers at your side. The game adds a tactical layer to the first person shooter genre with squad commands.

You’ll play as Delta Squad leader RC-1138, AKA Delta Three-Eight, AKA “Boss,” but no clone is alone. The squad is your weapon, especially when you call the shots with maneuvers. Sure, your squadmates can maintain formation and execute tactics on their own, but the key to success is directing your squad to victory.

These maneuvers include commands to perform special tasks like demolitions or door breaches, search and destroy commands, and calls for your squad to form-up behind you. Your squad can even revive you when you fall in battle!

A Superfan’s delight

You may not have played Star Wars Republic Commando, but you might recognize Delta Squad from the TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars in the episode “Witches From the Mist.” Fun fact: this is the first appearance of a clone commando unit in that series!

Of course, that’s not the only connection Delta Squad has to the Star Wars universe at large. Boba Fett, Jango Fett, and fearless Delta Squad leader Delta Three-Eight have all been voiced by Temuera Morrison, who recently reprised the role of Boba Fett in season two of The Mandalorian.

Same 2005 Classic, new modernized controls

Here at Aspyr, we respect the classics. We’ve done our best to faithfully recreate the original Star Wars Republic Commando feel with a few modern twists.

What worked in 2005 doesn’t translate perfectly to modern hardware.  That’s why we updated  the controls to feel just right on the DualShock 4 and DualSense controllers (playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility).

Of course, no Aspyr port would be complete without new trophies to hunt. As you make your way through the game’s you’ll earn trophies for everything from completing campaigns to fending off droids. My personal favorite is Squeaky Clean, which you can earn by keeping your tactical visor (you guessed it) squeaky clean.

We’re so happy that we can bring y’all Republic Commando April 6, so send our regards to Kamino!