Star Wars: The Old Republic Release Date Announced. Prepare Your Lightsabers

We pretty much knew that Star Wars: The Old Republic was coming by the end of the year, but we didn’t knew exactly when. Until Now. Today Bioware announced that the new Star Wars MMORPG will be released on December the 2oth, 2011 in North America and December the 22nd, 2011 in Europe.

Those that preorder will also get a 7 days early access, meaning that they will be able to join the war between Jedi and Sith on December the 13th if they live in the US and December the 15th if they live in Europe.

The monthly subscription model has also been confirmed, with the following fees:

  • 1 Month Subscription: $14.99 (£8.99/€12.99)
  • 3 Month Subscription: $13.99 per month (one-time charge of $41.97/£25.17/€35.97)
  • 6 Month Subscription: $12.99 per month (one-time charge of $77.94/£46.14/€65.94)
No lifetime subscription option has been announced.

While the usual (and rather disappointing) Bioware practice of penalizing their European customers by getting games to them slightly later hasn’t disappeared even with the launch of their massively awaited MMORPG, I’m sure many will be extremely excited to hear this.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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