'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Now Available for Pre-Order
BioWare, LucasArts and EA opened up pre-orders for their Star Wars: The Old Republic game on Thursday.
Pre-orders are broken down into three categories which all allot 30 days of game time: standard edition, digital deluxe edition and collector's edition. The standard edition costs $59 and includes early game access and color stone. The $79 digital deluxe set throws in a flare gun, training droid, holodancer, holocam and STAP, an in-game vehicle that looks like a futuristic Segway. For $149, players taking the collector's edition will receive all of the above plus items like a collectible metal case, a CD of music from the game and an exclusive mouse droid.
Parties who sign up during the limited pre-sale frame for the MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) will gain early access and a color stone to change a weapon effect.
The collector's edition has already sold out at Origin.com but is still available in limited supply at participating retailers.
According to the pre-order page, the "order in which you redeem your pre-order code is the order in which you will gain early game access before the game's official release." Pre-order codes expire Dec. 31, 2012.
The game has been targeted for a holiday 2011 release.
BioWare and LucasArts will reveal additional info about Star Wars: The Old Republic at Thursday's Comic-Con panel at 3:30 p.m.
Additionally, gamers can test the product at the Hilton Gaslamp Quarter Hotel through Sunday, or attend a meet and greet Saturday night at 7 p.m. at the hotel.