Star Wars The Old Republic

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Old Republic universe of the Star Wars franchise. It's currently under development by Bioware, a division of Electronic Arts.
Players will explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Players can choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining their personal story and determining their path down the light or dark side of the Force.

Along the way, players will befriend courageous companions who will fight at their side or possibly betray them, based on the players’ actions. Players can also choose to team up with friends to battle enemies and overcome incredible challenges using dynamic Star Wars combat.

The game was first officially announced through an October 30, 2007, press release. On October 21, 2008, the title of the game was revealed, in addition to details about the game in another press conference. A novel is also in the works, and is slated to be released alongside the game to provide lore and backstory.

In addition, Dark Horse Comics is releasing an online-only comic based on the game.

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