Star Wars The Old Republic now available to preorder

first_imgWith the announcement that Star Wars Galaxies is being shut down, the need for a replacement MMO set in the Star Wars galaxy is higher than ever. So it’s fitting that BioWare has just opened up pre-orders for Star Wars: The Old Republic.Three editions are available: Standard, Digital Deluxe, and Collector’s Edition. The Standard Edition gets you the game, and a Color Stone in-game. Pay more for the Digital Deluxe Edition and you receive 6 digital items including a Color Stone, Flare Gun, Training Droid, HoloDancer, HoloCam, and STAP.True Star Wars geeks will be heading right for the Collector’s Edition pre-order button though, and BioWare is certainly rewarding you for doing so. As well as the 6 digital items included with the Digital Deluxe Edition there’s also a Mouse Droid and Collector’s Edition Store that can be acecssed in-game.Real-world objects that form part of the collection include a Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue, The Old Republic galaxy map, custom security authentication key, The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural annotated by Satele Shan, and a Star Wars: The Old Republic Music CD. You also get special packaging including collectible metal cases for the game disks and a collector’s box that everything fits inside to be stored away.All editions come with 30-days of game time and by pre-ordering you get early access to the game. When that early access becomes available depends on when you redeem you pre-order code which involves registering your code on a special page.As BioWare is owned by EA they are pushing the Origin digital store heavily. You can buy the Stanbdard Edition there or from a whole host of retailers worldwide. The Digital Deluxe edition can only be pre-ordered through Origin, where as the Collector’s Edition is the only version not on Origin due to the physical items it ships with.As for pricing, this isn’t going to be a cheap game to purchase. The Standard Edition is $60, Digital Deluxe is $80, and the Collector’s Edition an eye-watering $150 and therefore only for serious collectors. As for a release date, there’s nothing set in stone, but it looks likely the early access will begin in September.via PC Worldlast_img

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