Star Wars MMO Launches In March

  • Play with friends
  • Can get free character transfer
  • Eligible for founder’s medal

Star Wars: The Old Republic, a subscription MMO, will be officially launching in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore on March 1, 2012.

Fans in those regions will be able to play the game on regional servers. Players in these countries who currently have or have had an active Star Wars: The Old Republic account prior to February 28, 2012 will have the opportunity to request a free character transfer for a limited time to an Asia Pacific server after the launch on March 1, 2012.

All players who qualify for a character transfer will be notified in early March with more details.BioWare and EA will also be offering players in the region an in-game colour crystal to change their weapon effect as a pre-order incentive for reserving a copy of the Standard Edition from participating local retailers.

Players in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore will also be eligible for the Founder’s medal, a distinction given to the early members of The Old Republic community.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars movies, players are immersed as they team up with friends online to fight in heroic battles reminiscent of the films, exploring a galaxy of vibrant planets, while experiencing visceral Star Wars combat. Players are asked to join forces with either the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire and choose one of eight iconic Star Wars characters, including the Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent.

Standard Edition $79.99
Digital Deluxe Edition $89.99