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Star Wars: The Old Republic Available for Pre-Order Today

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Attention all Star Wars and MMORPG fans! BioWare has revealed three editions of Star Wars: The Old Republic, each custom-designed to please MMORPG and Star Wars fans worldwide. You can now start planning the beginning of your journey in the Star Wars universe. Be sure to lock in your early-access time and collect the valuable in-game items made available to you through pre-ordering.

The three editions are 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. Upon pre-order, players will be given a redemption code that will unlock early game access as well as an in-game color stone to change your weapon's effect.

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.

“We are targeting Star Wars: The Old Republic to be one of the biggest launches in the 2nd half of 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 MRP of £129.99 at participating retailers.

Star Wars : The Old Republic Digital Deluxe Edition The Digital Deluxe Edition has an MRP of £59.99 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 MRP of £44.99 and includes 30 days of game time.

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