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Posted on July 22, 2011 by MikeV

More news from the galactic front. EA and Bioware have announced that the highly anticipated MMO, Star Wars The Old Republic is now available for pre-order and will have three different edititions to choose from. Those three editions are:

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic Standard Edition – The base edition of the game is available at retailers and online for an MSRP of $59.99 (USD) and includes 30 days of game time.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic Digital Deluxe Edition – The Digital Deluxe Edition has an MSRP of $79.99 (USD) and includes 30 days of game time and five virtual items, including the Flare Gun, Training Droid, personal HoloDancer, HoloCam and the STAP vehicle.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector’s Edition – The Collector’s Edition includes a host of virtual in-game and physical items for the ultimate Star Wars fan. Physical items include a Darth Malgus Statue from Gentle Giant, the journal of Jedi Master Gnost Dural from Chronicle Books, The Music of The Old Republic soundtrack, a security key and a map of the in-game Star Wars galaxy. Virtual items include a Flare Gun, Training Droid, personal HoloDancer, HoloCam, the STAP vehicle and access to the Collector’s Store, an in-game store with new in-game items exclusively for owners of the Collector’s Edition. The Collector’s Edition will also include 30 days of game time and has an MSRP of $149.99 (USD) at participating retailers.

The Collector's Edition looks like this:

 

 

 


Also for those who pre-order the game now, players will be granted a redemption code that will unlock early game access** as well as an in-game color stone to change weapon effect, and Bioware will be having "Beta Test Weekends" where players will be able to explore the world, complete quests and see what SWTOR has to offer this coming September.

Dr. Ray Muzyka, Group General Manager and Co-Founder, BioWare had this to say in the press release: “We are targeting Star Wars: The Old Republic to be one of the biggest launches of holiday 2011. Our teams at BioWare and EA, along with our partners at LucasArts, are laser-focused on creating a high quality game, but just as importantly, they are resolute in delivering a high quality service. We are taking all of the necessary steps to make sure The Old Republic has a thriving community built on a stable online foundation from day one, including limiting supply at launch to ensure that players easily transition into the servers. So whether you’re waiting to join the Empire or the Republic, pre-order now to ensure you can enter the galaxy at launch!”

 

Now I'm not much of an MMO player, but after seeing SWTOR in action at various events, I think i might give this a try.

MikeV - Staff Writer | all author's articles