Yesterday at the 2005 Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment announced the latest Star Wars Galaxies expansion: Trials of Obi-Wan. This is now the third expansion of the Galaxies universe. The game is scheduled for release on November 1st alongside the retail releases of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Battlefront II. Also in the press release, Sony revealed that the Galaxies franchise has sold over 1 million units.
Like Obi-Wan Kenobi after his death, Star Wars Galaxies has become "more powerful than you can possibly imagine." Appropriately, Trials of Obi-Wan allows players to better understand the meaning of these final words spoken by Luke Skywalker's mentor, as they embark upon missions delivered directly from the spirit of the revered Jedi Master himself. From the very shores of molten lava where he defeated Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan guides players on quests that span the planet Mustafar – some of which might even convert devotees of the dark side over to a more virtuous path. This expansion features many new high-level quest rewards, including the ability to find a fiery red crystal found only on the volcanic planet that creates a lava-like lightsaber for the lucky owner. Players who fulfill all of Obi-Wan's directives will also receive a rich reward.
News source: Lucasarts press release