June 5, 2011


It’s tough for me to get excited for anything Star Wars (over-exposure and the stain of the prequels) and I’m no fan of MMORPGs (I don’t play well with others), but I can’t help but admire the sheer ambition of BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic.  This trailer not only hints at the number of characters and worlds you’ll be traversing, but the fact that they’ve also managed to include space battles intrigues me.  I’m not sure if it will all come together, but it certainly looks like The Old Republic will be the MMO that can draw everyone who fled from Star Wars Galaxies.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and be on the lookout for more coverage on the game when E3 begins tomorrow.  Star Wars: The Old Republic is expected to be released in the second half of 2011 for Windows PC.


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  • SuperSeanski

    Does anyone know if this is supposed to be part 3 of the “Knights of the old Republic”. I mean is this going to finish off the Revan story, or is this a new story set in the same period.

    • SW: ToR Q&A

      Q: What is Star Wars™: The Old Republic™?

      A: Star Wars: The Old Republic represents a new approach to online entertainment, featuring immersive storytelling, dynamic combat, and groundbreaking companion characters. The game takes place in the Star Wars™ galaxy approximately three hundred years after the events of Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™.


      Q: When does Star Wars: The Old Republic take place in relation to the movies?

      A: Star Wars: The Old Republic takes place more than 3,500 years before the rise of Darth Vader. The most powerful Sith Empire in history has emerged from deep space to attack the Republic and its legendary Jedi guardians. After decades of war, a tenuous truce has been established between the Sith Empire and the Republic, but events occurring in the game are leading the galaxy back to an all-out war.


      Q:How does Star Wars: The Old Republic relate to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?

      A:Star Wars: The Old Republic takes place approximately three hundred years after the events of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR). At the conclusion of the Jedi Civil War in KOTOR, Revan disappeared into unknown space in search of a great threat to the Republic, an expanding Sith Empire led by a mysterious Emperor who planned vengeance for his ancient Jedi enemies. Revan never returned from unknown space, but the Sith Empire did, kicking off a war with the Republic that lasted for decades. Now, despite the uneasy truce created by the Treaty of Coruscant, the tension among the divided star systems is threatening to once again tear the galaxy apart.

  • Brenno

    why do people hate on the star wars prequels so hard. Would want to watch the prequels over the originals hands down tbh. And this looks like the first mmo i will actually have a crack at

    • Jesus

      This is about as close to trolling as someone can get when discussing Star Wars. While you’re at it, was Jar Jar Binks a better character than Han Solo?

      • Brenno

        Did you just compare a side character that only really features in any major form during the first movie with a main character from all 3 of the originals?

        Ill admit that the first prequel is not fantastic (it isnt a pile steaming rubbish though), but Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith are pretty damn good… and imho more entertaining then the first 3.

      • Jeff

        Brenno, you sir are an idiot–or too young to know better.

  • chris

    I have been a star wars fan since i saw star wars in 1977 when i was 7 y/o. Attack Of The Clones is my favorite out of the 6 movies. Lot of different opinions out there. Just because Jesus doesn’t like Brenno’s point of view doesn’t mean Brenno is trolling. You will find many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.

    • Brenno

      Have all 6 six and my favourite would have to be the clone wars too closely followed by the 3rd one.

      • Tarek

        How old are you Brenno ? just asking. ^^

  • Jazzy Jace

    @ Brenno, for me it will always be the 1977-83 SW classics. They’re great, because Lucas wasn’t (for obvious reasons) not using CGI, which ruined the prequels, plus you had a better calibre of stars: Harry Ford, Mark Hammil; although the only point you score is that Attack of the Clones was the best effort in the later outings (notably Ewen Macgregor being headbutted by the Bounty Hunter and Christopher Lee’s showdown with Yoda). The 1977 Star Wars made great use of real locations for Tattooine (Tunisia) that gave it a ‘real’ and somewhat gritty quality at times. Low/medium budget films always get better results IMOH.

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  • RickC

    Having a real discussion with someone who says the prequels are better than the originals is as pointless as having a conversation with a toilet.

    Because both are full of shit.

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  • Twowolves

    Attack of the Clones could have been great, except for Anakin being played as a whining little girl. The prim and proper girl falls for the bad boy not the crybaby. Of course, the wooden acting didn’t help.

  • !_!

    pfft crap. TALES OF GRACES F craps on this crappy game

  • !_!

    pfft crap. TALES OF GRACES F craps on this crappy game

  • Tarek

    I don’t care for this Game. when can we get KOTOR 3 on PS3 ?

    • SuperSeanski

      That’s what I’m talking about. I was really hoping they were going to treat these games as a trilogy like the movies, it would have been really nice to find out what happened to Revan. These games were one of the reasons I bought the 360. I thought that since the first two were on the original xbox the third would be on the 360.

      I wonder if this story would ever be adapted into a movie, probably not we will just get more “Special Editions”.

      • Tarek

        If the guys who wrote the script for KOTOR were in charge of the scripts of the Star Wars Prequels, we would have ended with an amazing Prequel trilogy.
        Alas, Luca$ became senile and decided to do it his way. What a mess!

        I played KOTOR I and KOTOR II on my PC. I’ve never thought that I could get sucked into an RPG game this way.

        Let’s hope we will see KOTOR 3 in a not too distant future on the PS3 and the XboX360. Or maybe later on the PS4 and the XboX720 ?

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