Heads up, Star Wars gamers, because a classic Star Wars PS1 video game arrives this week for PS4 and PS5. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace will be released on January 16 on the Classics Catalog for PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers. This is just in time for the film's 25th anniversary this year.
As reported by CBR, there are some caveats to the video game's release. Only fans with the Premium tier of PlayStation Plus will have access to the game. However, it might not be a bad thing to invest in as other classic Star Wars games, such as PlayStation 2's Bounty Hunter, Nintendo 64's Star Wars Episode I: Racer, and Xbox's Republic Commando, are also available in this tier. The Premium tier offers a wide variety of Star Wars games, old and new, and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is the latest to join its library. CBR also added their speculation that the game would have improvements as it will be running on "...Sony's in-house emulation software, which means it will likely have a few quality-of-life improvements, such as a rewind function and a save state system."
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is a fan favorite classic game, though at the time some of the game play was criticized. It was the first time a 3D Star Wars game offered lightsaber duels as part of the combat. Players could play as Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, or Captain Panaka as they worked through the various levels from the movie. Jake Lloyd reprised his role as Anakin Skywalker, and this was also the first Star Wars project from longtime Lucasfilm Animation voice actor, Grey DeLisle, who portrays
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace arrives on PS4 and PS5 on January 16 as part of the Classics Catalog for PlayStation Plus' Premium tier.