Lucasarts Announces New Star Wars Galaxies Expansion Pack As Franchise Unit Sales Surpass One Million

LUCASARTS ANNOUNCES NEW STAR WARS
GALAXIES EXPANSION PACK AS FRANCHISE UNIT SALES SURPASS ONE MILLION

STAR WARS GALAXIES™: TRIALS OF
OBI-WAN HEATS THINGS UP – LITERALLY! – WITH ALL NEW MUSTAFAR CONTENT INSPIRED BY
STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH

Leipzig Games Convention – Leipzig,
Germany – August 19, 2005 – LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE)
today unveiled Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan to the cheers of Star Wars
Galaxies™ enthusiasts gathered for a fan breakfast at the 2005 Games Convention
in Leipzig, Germany. This third expansion to the popular immersive online game
is scheduled for release on November 1st, alongside the Star Wars: Episode III
Revenge of the Sith theatrical DVD and Star Wars Battlefront™ II video game. The
companies also revealed that more than 1 million units of the Star Wars Galaxies
franchise have now been sold, a testament to its ongoing popularity.

Like Obi-Wan Kenobi after his death,
Star Wars Galaxies has become “more powerful than you can possibly imagine.”
Appropriately, Trials of Obi-Wan allows players to better understand the meaning
of these final words spoken by Luke Skywalker’s mentor, as they embark upon
missions delivered directly from the spirit of the revered Jedi Master himself.
From the very shores of molten lava where he defeated Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan
guides players on quests that span the planet Mustafar – some of which might
even convert devotees of the dark side over to a more virtuous path. This
expansion features many new high-level quest rewards, including the ability to
find a fiery red crystal found only on the volcanic planet that creates a
lava-like lightsaber for the lucky owner. Players who fulfill all of Obi-Wan’s
directives will also receive a rich reward.

Mustafar colonists present many
exciting trials of their own, too, as Trials of Obi-Wan includes more than 50
new quests for the galaxy’s bravest adventurers, from rescue missions to the
exploration of a crashed Republic cruiser. Many quests also revolve around a
prominent figure from Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic® who returns 4,000
years after his prime with one simple mission in mind: Eliminate all meatbags.

“With Trials of Obi-Wan being an
expansion set for release via digital download the same day as the Episode III
DVD, we can’t think of a better planet to add to Star Wars Galaxies than
Mustafar,” said Julio Torres, Producer at LucasArts. “Meanwhile, including the
spirit of Obi-Wan nicely bridges the prequel era and the more classic-oriented
time period depicted in the game. We’re really excited about continuing
mythology established by other LucasArts games, as well.”

The release of Trials of Obi-Wan
will provide a significant boost to a franchise that has already sold more than
1 million units worldwide. In recent months, interest and subscriptions in Star
Wars Galaxies has grown, fueled by recent game additions, as well as the
connection of the game content to Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.

“A lot of positive changes have
taken effect since Star Wars Galaxies first launched,” said Nancy MacIntyre,
LucasArts’ Senior Director for the game. “We’ve picked up quite a few new fans
and reintroduced many others to the game, especially since the Rage of the
Wookiees expansion in May. Trials of Obi-Wan will only further this positive
momentum.”

For more information on Trials of
Obi-Wan and the entire Star Wars Galaxies experience, please visit

www.starwarsgalaxies.com

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