Star Wars The Old Republic pre-orders begin; Collector's Edition revealed

The long awaited MMO Star Wars The Old Republic can now be pre-ordered from publisher Electronic Arts and a number of game retailers. The game from developer BioWare, set thousands of years before the Star Wars movies, will be sold in three different versions. All three versions will have a pre-order bonus that will allow players to access the game earlier than the general public (exactly how much earlier has yet to be revealed) and also an in-game Color Stone that will let players change the color of their weapon effects.

The standard edition will just have the game, 30 days of free game time and the pre-order bonuses. It will be available via retail stores and also via download on EA's Origin web for $59.99. In addition EA will sell a Digital Deluxe edition of Star Wars The Old Republic exclusively via its Origin web site for $79.99. In addition to the game and the pre-order extras, the Digital Deluxe version contains a number of exclusive in-game items (Flare Gun, Training Droid, HoloDancer, HoloCam, and STAP).

If you want to go all out, you can also purchase the Collector's Edition of the game for $149.99. This version will only be sold in a boxed edition and will be sold in retail stores and on EA's Origin site. In addition to the game, the pre-order bonuses and all of the in-game items from the Digital Deluxe edition, the Collector's Edition will have two more exclusive in-game items (a Mouse Droid and a special Collector's Edition version of the in-game store). It will also have a number of real world extras such as a nine-inch Darth Malgus statue, a game soundtrack CD, a 14 x 20 inch map of the Star Wars galaxy set at the time period of the game, a Security Authentication Key Fob to keep your game account safe, and a 111 page book that serves as a Journal of the Master Gnost-Dural. The game's disks will also be stored in a collectible metal case.

Star Wars The Old Republic is currently scheduled to be released by EA and co-publisher LucasArts before the end of 2011. A more specific release date has yet to be announced.

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They are accepting preorders and they don't even have the System Requirements and monthly rate in their FAQs on the SWOR site?

How is someone to know if they can run the game or afford the monthly fee????

Just remember all you folks at home digital distribution will keep costs down*.

*Legal Disclaimer, costs in no way are directly correlated to pricing, prices will still go up only costs will go down or remain on a slow growth curve. May cause headaches, blindness, or a deviate septum.

I absolutely hate when game companies put the games out for pre-order before even telling us the release date! Most stores aren't better either, go in to one right now and a lot of shelf space is filled with MW3 and BF3 boxes saying to preorder now, at least the have their release dates now

And that collectors edition is ridiculously overpriced. So not worth it, hope they make the soundtrack available on iTunes and let everyone get authenticators (not a chance they wouldn't but still)

Leonick said,
And that collectors edition is ridiculously overpriced. So not worth it, hope they make the soundtrack available on iTunes and let everyone get authenticators (not a chance they wouldn't but still)

There'll be plenty other ways to get the soundtrack....as for the authenticator, I bet they will sell it seperatley near release or shortly after. Possibly even free ones for your iphone/droid etc.

Just seen on Amazon, that ppl who pre-ordered at a lower price have had their orders thrown out. This breaches trading standards.

Also they can go to hell with that col.ed price, no game in the world will ever be worth that price.

I've been looking forward to this I went ahead and ordered the Collector Bundle on amazon after I saw the first tweet about this earlier. They send me my code immediately and I plugged it into my swtor account, so I'm pretty sure I'm one of the first in line to get beta access now. wooot. On the flip side, I hope I actually have time to play it if it comes out after Skyrim... ehehehe.

Can't believe the price of this in the UK, it's sitting on Game at the moment for £129.99 and it'll probably be in my cart by the day's end. Why are they charging so much? Because people will pay it.

Sky Black said,
Can't believe the price of this in the UK, it's sitting on Game at the moment for £129.99 and it'll probably be in my cart by the day's end. Why are they charging so much? Because people will pay it.

Lmfao! You are a legend.

Sky Black said,
Can't believe the price of this in the UK, it's sitting on Game at the moment for £129.99 and it'll probably be in my cart by the day's end. Why are they charging so much? Because people will pay it.

Even the Digital edition from Origin is around £45 when I looked at it.

I think I can wait as potentially awesome as this game will be

Teebor said,

Even the Digital edition from Origin is around £45 when I looked at it.

I think I can wait as potentially awesome as this game will be

Yeah for the base digital edition it's £45 atm; £40 for the game £5 for the pre-order...anyone remember a time when you got a discount for pre-ordering a game?

Sky Black said,
Can't believe the price of this in the UK, it's sitting on Game at the moment for £129.99 and it'll probably be in my cart by the day's end. Why are they charging so much? Because people will pay it.

You could just grow a pair and wait until it's released at a reasonable price. The only reason this stuff comes out at such a ridiculous price is because people are willing to pay it.

Majesticmerc said,

You could just grow a pair and wait until it's released at a reasonable price. The only reason this stuff comes out at such a ridiculous price is because people are willing to pay it.


I already said the 2nd part of your comment. As for waiting until it's released at a resonable price...doubt the collectors edition will go down at all.

Sky Black said,
Can't believe the price of this in the UK, it's sitting on Game at the moment for £129.99 and it'll probably be in my cart by the day's end. Why are they charging so much? Because people will pay it.
"Because people will pay it" Clearly yes. here in the USA it is already the #1 and #2 most ordered game on amazon. How long will it stay there? maybe a couple days, but I expect it is going to sell quite well being both SW and Bioware teaming up once again

Sky Black said,
Can't believe the price of this in the UK, it's sitting on Game at the moment for £129.99 and it'll probably be in my cart by the day's end. Why are they charging so much? Because people will pay it.
"Because people will pay it" Clearly yes. here in the USA it is already the #1 and #2 most ordered game on amazon. How long will it stay there? maybe a couple days, but I expect it is going to sell quite well being both SW and Bioware teaming up once again

Sky Black said,
Can't believe the price of this in the UK, it's sitting on Game at the moment for £129.99 and it'll probably be in my cart by the day's end. Why are they charging so much? Because people will pay it.

At least you have a price...
"Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is not available in your region"
AUS gets left in the dust again... fml