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Star Wars: The Old Republic - New trailer with in-game footage

by Steven Williamson on 14 March 2011, 09:52

Tags: Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA), RPG

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A brand new trailer for Bioware's next huge massively multiplayer online game, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has hit the net!

Tension between the Republic and the Empire is running high. The uneasy truce established by the Treaty of Coruscant is quickly tearing apart at the seams, and a return to all-out war has begun in all but official terms. A new generation of heroes, both light and dark, emerges to face the difficulties of these chaotic times, and fight for the fate of the galaxy in this most desperate age. This trailer, created using in-game footage, is the first update from Penny Arcade Expo. Bioware plans to launch more assets throughout the week.

Lucas Arts and Bioware say that Star Wars: The Old Republic 'represents an innovative approach to interactive entertainment, featuring immersive storytelling, dynamic combat and intelligent companion characters.

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.

Hopefully, we might hear about a release date this week.

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