EA Announces Special Editions Of Star Wars: The Old Republic

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Today EA Games announced Special Editions Of Star Wars: The Old Republic. There will be 3(three) different editions of Star Wars: The Old Republic! This way there will be on that appeals to every user. The different editions are; The Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector’s Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition and Standard Edition. The best part is that they are all available for pre-order starting today! They are available for pre-order at participating retailers, and you can pre-order the digital version here : http://preorder.origin.com .When you pre-order you will get a redemption code, that give you early game access and in-game surprise. The Pre-Order quants are limited, so order fast. They will have “Beta Test Weekends“, starting in September. They will be open to selected players worldwide and will give the players a sneak peek stories, worlds, quests, battles and characters in the game. If you would like to sign-up to be part of the “Beta Test Weekends“,www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com . Also, stay tuned through out the summer for more info about the game. Dr. Ray Muzyka ,Group General Manager and Co-Founder, BioWare and Senior Vice President, Electronic Arts, had to say this, “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!”. As, you can see they want to make sure that they can handle all of the players at launch. They are also anticipating it to be one of the biggest launches of the 2011 holiday season. They want people to pre-order, so they make sure they have enough servers and that will be ready for everyone to play. Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector’s Edition will be priced at $149.99 . Star Wars: The Old Republic Digital Deluxe Edition will cost you $79.99 . And finally Star Wars: The Old Republic Standard Edition will cost $59.99 . So, the pricing is higher for the bigger expansion packs. But, keep in mind with those you get free stuff, and the game. Either way you go, you will have a good time with the game. Let us know if you decide to go out and pre-order the games. You can see the official press release from EA Games below. We will keep you updated, as more info is released on Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Press Release

July 21, 2011 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

EA Unveils Special Editions of Star Wars: The Old

Republic — Available for Pre-Order Starting Today

Early Game Access and Exclusive In-Game Content Announced for Highly Anticipated MMO with all Pre-Orders Beginning Today

Star Wars: The Old Republic Beta Test Weekends to Start this September

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The start of your personal Star Wars™ saga grows nearer! BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed three editions of Star Wars™: The Old Republic, each custom-designed to delight RPG and Star Wars fans worldwide. The Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector’s Edition, Digital Deluxe Edition and Standard Edition are available for pre-order today at participating retailers*, with digital versions available exclusively at Origin™ (http://preorder.origin.com). Upon pre-order, players will be granted a redemption code that will unlock early game access** as well as an in-game color stone to change your weapon effect. Pre-order quantities are limited and Early Game Access will only be available to those who pre-order the game and redeem their code before the game’s official release.

“We are targeting Star Wars: The Old Republic to be one of the biggest launches of holiday 2011”

Star Wars: The Old Republic has been honored with over 95 industry awards and accolades from game critics worldwide and continues to be one of the most anticipated launches of 2011. The game innovates and advances the MMO genre by emphasizing story as a key pillar of the experience – a proven strength of BioWare and Lucasfilm. As anticipation grows, BioWare also proudly announced today that Star Wars: The Old Republic will open “Beta Test Weekends” starting this September. These weekend play sessions will be open to selected players worldwide and create an opportunity for fans to get a sneak peek of the epic stories, worlds, quests, battles and characters in the game. Please visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com to register for game testing and to stay tuned throughout the summer for more details as they become available.

“We are targeting Star Wars: The Old Republic to be one of the biggest launches of holiday 2011,” said Dr. Ray Muzyka, Group General Manager and Co-Founder, BioWare and Senior Vice President, Electronic Arts. “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!”

The three editions of Star Wars: The Old Republic are:

  • 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.
  • 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 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 has been lauded for breaking new ground in the genre by building on traditional MMO gameplay pillars of combat, exploration and character progression, and adding a fourth dimension to the experience – story. The Old Republic is set thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader, when the galaxy is in the midst of a cold war. Players will be asked to join forces with either the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire and choose one of eight iconic Star Wars characters: Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Bounty Hunter, Imperial Agent, Sith Inquisitor and Sith Warrior. Every player’s story will unfold based on meaningful choices made throughout the game, enabling them to becomethe hero of their own personal Star Wars saga. Along their journey players will encounter companion characters with which players can build or break meaningful relationships as they join in your journeys and fight at your side. Throughout their adventures, players will be immersed in a vibrant galaxy of planets, engage in heroic battles and experience visceral Star Wars combat.

For more information on Star Wars: The Old Republic, pre-order details and special editions, please visitwww.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/pre-order, follow the game on Twitter at http://twitter.com/swtor or “Like”Star Wars: The Old Republic on Facebook at http://facebook.com/starwarstheoldrepublic.

Conditions and restrictions apply. See www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/preorder for details.

**Codes are redeemable at www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/preorder. Pre-order quantities are limited and will be processed in the order they are received.


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