Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is a trending topic once again, as fans react to rumors that a third game is on the way. However, news that Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic 3 could be happening is just one reason that fans are posting like crazy about it right now. The rumor about the new game has sparked all-out nostalgia for the Knights of the Old Republic game series, and all the deep mythology it added to the Star Wars franchise.
Of course, since Disney bought Lucasfilm and rebooted the Star Wars canon, KOTOR has been relegated to the non-canon "Legends" banner. However, as you can see below, there are plenty of fans who are hoping that Knight of the Old Republic will get its official re-introduction into the new Star Wars canon:
Is It Real This Time?
This KotOR news is sweet and I'm on the edge of hyped, but part of me is wary because there have been SO MANY rumors over the years.— S. (@Nevar23) January 25, 2021
We've heard so many rumors before that KOTOR was returning. Do we dare believe this one???prevnext
Restore My Faith
If this new KOTOR game is anywhere near as good as KOTOR2 my faith in Star Wars as a franchise will be entirely renewed.— BaconBonsai (@BaconBonsaiTree) January 25, 2021
Forget the big films; forget the hit TV series, this is the Star Wars event that would truly revitalize the franchise for some fans.prevnext
Some New Blood
So new KOTOR game is being developed by some unknown studio. Hell yea! Please be good and hopefully, they reveal that studio soon. Let's hope it's legit.— LastKnownMeal (@LastKnownMeal) January 25, 2021
LucasArts had Bioware develop the first KOTOR game, while Obsidian Entertainment handled the second game, The Sith Lords. While fans generally prefer the work of the latter studio, there seems to be genuine hope that a new studio would handle this new game.prevnext
Call Me When It's Official
I've been heating a lot about a potential new KOTOR game in the works. The Old Republic is my favorite Star Wars era next to the prequel one, so I really really hope that this is real. But until there is an offical announcement I intend to reserve my excitement. pic.twitter.com/sS0dSWbPZC— Jacen Solo🇦🇺📽️🎮 ⊃∪∩⪽ (@C43DU5) January 25, 2021
Some fans aren't going to get their feelings invested until the official announcement drops.prevnext
All Is Right In The Force
KOTOR is trending, as it should!!! pic.twitter.com/OattEikVvg— Affy M is a Simp Lord (@affylouisa) January 25, 2021
Waking up to the world posting about Knight of the Old Republic is a good day indeed.prevnext
Question The Jedi
I can always tell when a Star Wars fan has played KOTOR or not depending on whether they still have the delusion that the Jedi are good— Ash (@PUNISHEDASH) January 25, 2021
KOTOR has been one of (if not the most) effective examples of how to make fans question the line between Jedi and Sith, and the perspective that the Star Wars franchise offers. That debate has only grown with time, so hopefully a new game drives that thematic richness forward.prevnext
From Games... To Movie?
Is It Canon?
Revan is now canon per Clone Wars Season 7, so...unknown.
I'm more worried about Bioware not being involved.— Frishman (@the_frishman) January 24, 2021
The biggest question about a new KOTOR game is where it would fit with the current Disney Star Wars canon - and what it could mean for the previous games. Darth Revan has already been brought over into canon - so could the rest of KOTOR follow?prev