Gamestation and GAME in UK Stores are now running a campaign where you can preorder The Old Republic – standard edition is £5 deposit and the limited collectors edition which comes with umpteen items and a figure is a £20 deposit – I’m told stock will be limited at launch as well. As a bonus, any preorder will be eligible for a special preorder pack which contains early access to the game, as well as a colour stone which you can use to change the colour of your weapon – pink light sabre? Yes please. The pack contains a code which you use to register on www.swtor.com. Bioware will then email you when the early access is ready to play and download.
“We are targeting Star Wars: The Old Republic to be one of the biggest launches in the 2nd half of 2011,” said BioWare’s Dr. Ray Muzyka. “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 you’re waiting to join the Empire or the Republic, preorder now to ensure you can enter the galaxy at launch.”
Those wanting to preorder the limited special edition should do so soon – although pricing is to be confirmed, I think you’ll agree that it contains some sweet StarWars goodies;
Star Wars : The Old Republic Collector’s Edition– The Collector’s Edition includes a host of virtual in-game and physical items for the ultimate Star Wars fan. Physical items include 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. Virtual items include a Flare Gun, Training Droid, personal HoloDancer, HoloCam, the STAP vehicle and access to the Collector’s Store, an in-game store with new in-game items exclusively for owners of the Collector’s Edition.
With regards to the early accsess, it’s still unknown how early early actually is. Here’s to hoping it’s soon!
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