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BioWare kicks off pre-order for The Old Republic

Yeah. You're probably going to hear a release date soon.

EA's kicked off pre-orders for Star Wars: The Old Republic, as well as confirming the contents of the MMO's collector's edition.

You can find the full details of what each SKU - standard, digital deluxe and collector's - will feature below.

Standard Edition:

  • Game
  • 30 days of game time

Digital Deluxe Edition (Digital versions of the game are exclusive to Origin)

  • Flare gun - Fires flares into the air.
  • Training droid - Hovers at your side for combat assistance.
  • Holodancer - Project your own holographic dancer.
  • Holocam - Keep visual records of in-game adventures.
  • STAP (Single Trooper Aerial Platform) - Sleek and unique in-game vehicle.

Collector's Edition (Physical only)

  • The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural - 111 pages of notes and sketches by the revered Jedi Master from the early years of the Great Hyperspace War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Features never-before-seen artwork and all-new information.
  • Darth Malgus statue - The villainous Darth Malgus comes to life with this exclusive 9 in. collectible statue from Gentle Giant studios.
  • The Old Republic Galaxy Map - 14 x 20 in. at-a-glance look at the known galaxy.
  • Security Authentication Key Fob - Keep your Lightsaber and credits safe with this custom Security Authentication Key Fob for your game account.
  • Music of Star Wars - The Old Republic CD: Seventeen orchestral music tracks from The Old Republic.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic game - The full Star Wars: The Old Republic game on DVD-ROM in a collectible metal case.
  • Exclusive Mouse Droid - A faithful droid to join you on your adventures [Virtual]
  • Exclusive Collector’s Edition Store - Unique in-game store with a dynamic array of items to assist you from your humble beginnings through your journey to become a galactic legend. [Virtual]

The fact that pre-orders have now begun means you're all but certainly about to hear a date for it. EA's already promised big stuff for the BioWare title for ComicCon today, so you may just hear it today. If not, then almost certainly gamescom next month.

The Old Republic is expected to be out later this year

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