The Switch version of Star Wars: Knights of the Republic II won’t be getting its Restored Content DLC.
To cut a long story short, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II feels rushed and is missing a fair amount of content. It still has an ending and it’s still a good game but there are plot threads that go nowhere. The Switch version’s Restored Content DLC was set to address that but now it’s not happening.
Some time after the release of the PC version, modders unused content in the game. For example, there’s a whole mission where you find out who’s been churning out HK-47 copies. This content was restored on PC, as best they could, and was set to hit Switch.
However, developer and publish Aspyr, who put out the Switch version has confirmed the project has been cancelled. Instead, the company is offering a free Star Wars title to those who purchased the game.
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— Aspyr (@AspyrMedia) June 3, 2023
Some people have argued that Aspyr should be providing full refunds instead of just a another game. The Restored Content DLC was announced with the game so presumably some people bought it on the strength of that.
You can still access the restored content on PC but Switch owners are out of luck. It was suggested on Reddit that higher ups in the company weren’t keen on giving the original modders credit but that was quickly squashed by one of those modders.
“Aspyr was great to work with and they offered to credit the whole team long before I even asked about it,” modder zbyl2 stated. Aspyr was also working on a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake. But Embracer Group, who own Aspyr, have passed that onto Saber Interactive.
For now, if you did buy the Switch version of SW: KOTOR II, you can claim your additional via Aspyr’s support site.