Apr 5, 2011

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UK Press Event Today – Hands-on For Fans

UK Fans of Star Wars: The Old Republic are getting a surprise opportunity to play the game at a press event being held today by Electronic Arts at gamerbase in London. Fans will be able to play any class on their respective origin worlds (Tython, Hutta, Korriban and Ord Mantell) in one of two 1-hour sessions. Although video or photography aren’t allowed at the event, we’re hoping to get some great hands-on feedback from those who did get to play today. If you were there, let us know you thought!

But before the session for fans, journalists will get a chance to get their hands on the game. Interestingly, there will apparently be some new information shown to them today, however it will be under an embargo for some time, so there likely won’t be any news about it today, or for some time to come:

It’s what we call Immersion Days – similar to ones we held last year (where press got hands-on with the Jedi classes). Everything from this one is embargoed for a while though, to give magazines time to print and press time to write up their thoughts.

But don’t be disappoint – ¬†this means fans have something juicy to look forward to in the near future!

BioWare Senior Community Manager Stephen Reid Tweeted a shot of the special entryway set up for attendees of the event… I can almost hear¬†John Williams’ Imperial March:

Entryway to London EA Press Event

Entryway to London Press Event

Remember, if you were able to attend the event today and get some time to play, please let us know your impressions in the comments below!

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