Epic opening for The Old Republic gets out

Thursday, 9th June 2011 12:15 GMT By Johnny Cullen

On a scale of one to ten, this ranges at holy fucking shit.

BioWare’s released the opening cinematic for Star Wars: The Old Republic, come in at just under six-and-a-half minutes long.

The clip, all in CG, sees the Sith returning after a 1,000 year period and kicking off an almighty fight against the Jedi.

Epic doesn’t even bother coming close to describing this. Watch the video below.

Despite E3 this week, The Old Republic still doesn’t have a date as yet.



  1. Talkar

    I am certain i saw that exact trailer in HD on gametrailers a couple of days ago. But now i can’t seem to find it xD

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Freek

    Just goes to show that Bioware should be making Star Wars movies and not bother with a WoW wannabe.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Talkar

    And Blizz should make WarCrat movies instead of an Everquest wannabe? lol xD

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Xenoliath

    Jesus Christ, that was bloody awesome.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Droid

    Looks cool but ofc unfortunately not representative of any gameplay. I think they should make the game AND a movie.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. someguy2

    @2 I doubt Bioware made that because most of the Old Republic cinematics are done by Blur Studio.

    LucasArts get Blur Studio to make a Star Wars film rather than releasing shitty cartoons.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Optimaximal

    Droid beat me too it…

    It’s a total shame that no matter what they try, there’s no way the game can be even vaguely representative of this and still have it as a grind-happy MMO.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Phoenixblight

    Bioware doesn’t make these Cinematics its all done by the Blur studio same goes for Mass Effect and Dragon Age, all of them are done by either Blur or another studio.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Eregol


    #9 4 years ago
  10. Mike

    Yeah. Awesome. Gotta be bought, really.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. KillerDD

    This proves that Star Wars movies can be great. Start making more of them already!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Telepathic.Geometry

    They should seriously make a Star Wars CG movie. That’s better than the Star Wars movies, and the CG ‘cartoon’ by a factor of a big fucking factor.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Grimrita

    Shame the combat wont live up to this! After watching the live developer Q&A and play through, combat looked simply dull.

    Sure, trying to answer questions and play isnt easy but come on, the Bounty Hunter standing INFRONT of a Sand Person playing out the same kind of crappy combat that is in WoW

    #13 4 years ago
  14. RockTwist

    Great cinematic there, totally agree with people who say it’s better than the movies and cartoon.

    Really looking forward to the game too, can’t wait.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. pukem0n

    i still dont get what this is gonna be.

    Will it be like WoW or like Mass Effect?

    online only or a single player campaign? i dont get it.

    a Mass Effect-like game set in the Star Wars universe would be rather awesome

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @15, MMORPG like world Of warcraft.

    Is it hard to understand?

    #16 4 years ago
  17. blackdreamhunk

    lol something I would do inspect the troops

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Dralen

    This was up on the SWTOR website several days ago. Still freaking awesome though!

    They should have shown it at the E3 press conference really. People keep saying there wasn’t enough time in the conference to show it, all I can say to that is “EA should have made bloody time!”.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. blackdreamhunk

    I am sooo getting the CE for nights of the old republic.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. KingCancer

    guess whos got the fastest ship? what a cliche and hes in custody…. how fast is it? stupid.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Golden

    Hell Yes, I better start warming up the PC for gaming again. dust off a few extra RAM

    #21 4 years ago
  22. joshua nash

    okay this just proves that it is still possible to make star wars badass and not vomit inducing like the prequel triology was, i want a CG star wars made by bioware, lucasarts and the guys that made this cause it would kick fucking ass

    #22 4 years ago
  23. DSB

    They captured Jim Raynor? Dayum.

    #23 4 years ago

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