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Encyclopedia > Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
Developer: Raven Software
Publisher: LucasArts
Release date: 2003
Genre: First-person shooter
Game modes: Single player, multiplayer
ESRB rating: Teen (T)
Platform: PC, Xbox

Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a Star Wars first-person shooter computer game released in September 2003. It was developed by Raven Software and published, distributed and marketed by LucasArts in North America and by Activision in the rest of the world.

It's powered by the Quake III Arena graphics engine, with modifications to give a third-person view and new lightsaber effects. Players now have the ability to construct their own lightsaber by choosing the hilt style and color. After completing certain objectives, new saber styles become available including the ability to wield two independent sabers as used by Anakin Skywalker during the closing fight in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, or the double bladed lightsaber introduced by Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.



Players take the role of a new student to Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy on Yavin 4 named Jaden Korr. The story revolves around the sudden appearance of a Dark Jedi cult called "The Cult of Ragnos". Jaden becomes an apprentice to Jedi Knight's main character Kyle Katarn and battles with turning to the dark side.

At one point in the game the player can actually choose to turn to the dark side therefore giving the game two different possible endings.

Title screen in Aurabesh

The title screen of Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy shows Aurabesh characters in the background which, when translated, read the following:

"Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy Developed By Raven Software Published By Lucasarts Entertainment Company Features Create Your Own Jedi Tiered Level System New MP Game Siege New Sabers New Force Powers Arioch Terrain System New Enemies And more Coming Summer 2003 And yes this really does say something if you translate it."

Other changes from Jedi Outcast to Jedi Academy

  • Your character, Jaden, can be male or female and is customizable. For example, you can choose from several lightsaber and hair colors as well as from several species:
  • New moves including katas, wall griping, and acrobatics.
  • Two new weapons: DL-44 Blaster Rifle and concussion rifle.
  • New gametype: Powerduel — Players join as an indiviudual or as a team of two. The individual has more health and force power in exchange for being at a disadvantage in numbers.
  • Siege Mode: Players work to complete goals and stop the other team from compleating their goals.
  • Enhanced rendering of the Quake 3 Engine.

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  Results from FactBites:
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy for PC Review - PC Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy Review (1395 words)
Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is the third game in the series, or, technically, the fourth if you count 1995's Dark Forces, which didn't bear the Jedi Knight name (and didn't let you use lightsabers or Force powers, either).
Jedi Academy has an overall linear path, but you can mix this up to a certain degree.
Perhaps the best improvement in Jedi Academy over Jedi Knight II is that it grants you your lightsaber and Force powers at the very start of the game.
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1538 words)
As a Jedi Apprentice, the player is dispatched to accompany Kyle on various peace-keeping missions across the galaxy, many of which involve battling an emerging Sith cult known as the Disciples of Ragnos who are stealing Force energy from Force-rich locations across the galaxy.
Seeking to restore the Sith and destroy the Jedi, Tavion plans to resurrect the ancient Sith Lord Marka Ragnos by fueling his long dead body with a massive concentration of stolen Force energy.
Tionne is referred to by Luke Skywalker in a mission briefing as "the resident Jedi scholar".
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