Star Wars Galaxies Introduces Chapter 9: The Fury of Exar Kun

April  4, 2008

THE SITH LORD, EXAR KUN, RISES
AGAIN IN STAR WARS GALAXIES

A Heroic Encounter in the Tomb of
Exar Kun, More than 25 Brand-New Collections, and New Storyteller Features
Introduced This Month in Chapter 9: The Fury of Exar Kun

LucasArts and Sony Online
Entertainment today announced the release of Chapter 9: The Fury of Exar Kun to
Star Wars Galaxies subscribers, featuring a heroic instance where players will
encounter the spirit of the legendary Sith Lord, Exar Kun.

Chapter 9 also introduces more than
25 additions to the Collection System, many focusing on Galactic Civil War items
and artifacts, along with advancements to the Storyteller System.

  • The Tomb of Exar Kun Heroic
    Encounter Hidden below the Temple of Exar Kun on Yavin 4 lays the tomb of this
    legendary Sith Lord. Exar Kun’s spirit is so strong and malevolence so great,
    that he has withstood death for 4,000 years, waiting for an opportunity to
    finally obtain the godhood he so desires. A group of archeologists excavating
    nearby have discovered the tomb’s crumbled antechamber, and as they explored
    deeper, have succumbed to Exar Kun’s powerful will. Players must eliminate
    each of the now twisted but powerful archeologists on their way to finally put
    the spirit of Exar Kun to rest.

More information on the Exar Kun
Heroic Encounter can be found at

http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/players/news_archive.vm?id=67618&month=022008
 

  • More Than 25 New Collections Last
    October, Star Wars Galaxies introduced a collection book interface that allows
    players to keep track of all they have done in the game. For every collection
    series completed, players receive high-value items including weapons, armor,
    home décor, and even skill bonuses. Chapter 9: The Fury of Exar Kun offers new
    collections for players to hunt down, many of which feature items and
    artifacts representative of the Galactic Civil War.

As with all of the collections
in-game, the first player on each server who completes a collection will be
recognized on the Star Wars Galaxies community website and will also receive a
special badge in game. In addition, other players on the server will see the
winning player’s name when they open their collection system user interface and
mouse-over the appropriate collection.

More information on one of the new
collections can be found at

http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/players/news_archive.vm?id=67665

  • Enhancements to the Storyteller
    System With Chapter 9: The Fury of Exar Kun, storytellers will now be able to
    share their custom-created events, from huge battles to wedding ceremonies,
    with other players in the game. The new blueprint feature allows players to
    create a complex event through the Storyteller System and actually save their
    work to a blueprint. These blueprints can then be used by the player again, or
    given or sold to others. To use a blueprint, a player simply calls it up, and
    if he or she has all the necessary set pieces, it will instantly unpack and
    set each prop in the correct place. Combined with a new real-time targeting
    system for placing props, storytellers now have simple, fluid ways for
    creating and sharing their personal Star Wars events.

In addition, Chapter 9 introduces
all new props for the Storyteller System, including new items, decorations and
NPCs from the Exar Kun heroic encounter.

More information on the Storyteller
System enhancements can be found at

http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/players/news_archive.vm?id=67676

  • In-Game Reward Players who log in
    to the game after Chapter 9 goes live, and before Chapter 10 is released, are
    eligible to automatically receive a fantastic new item for their in-game home
    or structure – a Galaxy Kiosk. The Galaxy Kiosk is a new, large furniture item
    that features four terminals surrounding three-dimensional representations for
    each of the major planets in-game. Not only is the Galaxy Kiosk is an
    impressive display, but it will also feature functional radial menus that will
    update the player on such things as the current Galactic Civil War planetary
    scores.

Anyone wishing to try Star Wars
Galaxies, including the new content in Chapter 9: The Fury of Exar Kun, can do
so at no charge for up to two full weeks through the Star Wars Galaxies 14-Day
Trial. This trial includes all the content of the base game, Star Wars Galaxies:
An Empire Divided and its first expansion, Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to
Lightspeed. Available by download from

www.StarWarsGalaxies.com
,  the 14-day trial gives players a chance to
meet and fight with or against their favorite Star Wars characters as they
explore this massive online universe filled with other Star Wars fans.