Special editions of Star Wars: The Old Republic unveiled and ready for pre-order
Retailers were furnished with pre-order bonus packs today for the long-awaited MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic as EA unveils three different editions of the game.
Aside from the standard edition of the game which comes with the usual 30 days of play time, there is also a Digital Deluxe Edition for downloaders and a Collector's Edition for old school fans that like to have something in their hands.
Weighing in at a whopping 129.99 GBP the Collector's Edition features 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. It also features several virtual items including a Flare Gun, Training Droid, personal HoloDancer, HoloCam, the STAP vehicle and access to the Collectors Store.
The Digital Deluxe Edition is available on EA's Origin service and selected download platforms (probably not Steam) for 59.99 GBP and includes all the virtual bonuses included in the Collector's Edition.
BioWare co-founder Dr Ray Muzyka said: "We are targeting Star Wars: The Old Republic to be one of the biggest launches in the 2nd half of 2011. 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 youre waiting to join the Empire or the Republic, pre-order now to ensure you can enter the galaxy at launch!"
Hopefully the announcement of the different editions available on release means that EA and BioWare are coming close to announcing a final release date for Star Wars: The Old Republic.