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KOTOR Remake: Jennifer Hale Will Reprise Her Role as Bastila Shan

As part of the information that Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is getting a much-desired remake, we additionally discovered that voice actor Jennifer Hale might be reprising her position as Bastila Shan.

“I can verify that that’s Jennifer Hale,” mentioned Ryan Treadwell, lead producer at developer Aspyr, in a blog post right now. “We all suppose the world of Jennifer. She is a tremendous expertise and instantly slipped again into the position of Bastila when she got here to assist us with the teaser trailer,”

In Knights of the Old Republic, Bastila is a member of the Jedi Order with a Force energy recognized as “battle meditation,” which lets her enhance the morale of her associates whereas dismaying her foes.

She performs a essential position within the recreation, together with her rescue from Taris being a key plot level early within the recreation and her connection to the Jedi Council opening doorways for the protagonist afterward. She’s additionally a possible (and, in Star Wars lore, canon) romance possibility for the protagonist.

Hale, in the meantime, has been fairly busy since she final stepped into Bastila’s sneakers. In video games, she is maybe finest recognized as one of many voices of Commander Shepard within the Mass Effect authentic trilogy, and her more moderen roles embrace Rivet in Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart, Ashe in Overwatch, and Kronika in Mortal Kombat 11.

She’s additionally not the one returning voice actor from the unique recreation. “I do suppose that you just’re going to see another acquainted voices return, however that’s in all probability as deep as we’re gonna go on that one proper now,” added Treadwell in the identical weblog submit.

And it is not simply voice actors who’re returning. Treadwell additionally famous that many former BioWare builders who labored on KOTOR at the moment are engaged on its remake, as effectively as builders from video games like Demon’s Souls Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Aspyr’s remake of Knights of the Old Republic was introduced as a part of today’s PlayStation Showcase and is headed to PS5 as a console unique at launch alongside a PC launch, although no particular date or window has been given but. The recreation is being rebuilt “from the bottom up.”

Rebekah Valentine is a information reporter for IGN. You can discover her on Twitter @duckvalentine.

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