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Star Wars: The Old Republic pre-orders kick off

BioWare MMO available in three separate editions offering early game acces

EA's started taking pre-orders for Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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The game will come in three editions - standard, digital deluxe and collector's - and those who pre-order it will "get early game access and a Color Stone to change your weapon effect".

EA says supplies are limited and that the order in which fans pre-order and redeem a code is the order in which they'll be let in to play early.

Here are the details on the different editions available:

The Standard Edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic comes with all of the essentials that you will need to get into the game, including the game software and thirty days of game time. The Standard Edition will be available in both physical copies that will be sold at most video game retailers, and a digital edition that is exclusive to Origin.com. Learn more at our Pre-Order page.

The Digital Deluxe Edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic, is available exclusively through Origin.com, comes with both the game software and thirty days of game time. In addition, the Digital Deluxe Edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic comes with the following digital items that your characters can use in the game:

  • Flare Gun: Fires flares into the air.
  • Training Droid: Hovers at your side for combat assistance.
  • HoloDancer: Project your own holographic dancer.
  • HoloCam: Keep visual records of in-game adventures.
  • STAP (Single Trooper Aerial Platform): Sleek and unique in-game vehicle.

The limited Collector's Edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic can only be purchased physically. Packaged with thirty days of game time and all of the virtual items that are included in the Digital Deluxe Edition, the Collector's Edition comes with a number of physical and digital collector's items that you cannot get anywhere else:

  • The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural: 111 pages of notes and sketches by the revered Jedi Master from the early years of the Great Hyperspace War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Features never-before-seen artwork and all-new information.
  • Darth Malgus statue: The villainous Darth Malgus comes to life with this exclusive 9 in. collectible statue from Gentle Giant studios.
  • The Old Republic Galaxy Map: 14 x 20 in. at-a-glance look at the known galaxy.
  • Security Authentication Key Fob: Keep your Lightsaber and credits safe with this custom Security Authentication Key Fob for your game account.
  • Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD: Seventeen orchestral music tracks from The Old Republic.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic game: The full Star Wars: The Old Republic game on DVD-ROM in a collectible metal case.

The following virtual in-game items are exclusive to the Collector's Edition:

  • Exclusive Mouse Droid: A faithful droid to join you on your adventures.
  • Exclusive Collector's Edition Store: Unique in-game store with a dynamic array of items to assist you from your humble beginnings through your journey to become a galactic legend.

BioWare said over the weekend it's to make fresh announcements about The Old Republic during its panel at ComicCon in San Diego next week. Fingers crossed we'll finally get a release date.

[ SOURCE: EA ]

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