Jul 21, 2011

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Pre-Order Now Available For Star Wars: The Old Republic!

Well folks, it looks like we’re rounding the corner and heading into the home stretch!

The cat is officially no longer in the bag! Earlier tonight, ads offering the ability to pre-order Star Wars: The Old Republic started showing up on popular sites such as MMORPG.

So finally, as been widely speculated this week and exactly 33 months after it was announced, today BioWare and LucasArts announced the details of the Star Wars: The Old Republic pre-order program, along with detail of the various versions of the product.

There are 4 versions of the game available:

  • Collector’s Edition – $149.99 – Pre-Order Exclusive: Early Game access, Color Stone (virtual item), 30 Days Game Time included Limited Collector’s Edition Includes: Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue, Game disks collectible metal case, The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural as annotated by Satele Shan, The Old Republic galaxy map, Custom Security Authentication Key, Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD, High-quality Collector’s Edition box.Includes 7 Additional Digital Items: Flare Gun, Training Droid, HoloDancer, HoloCam, STAP, Exclusive Mouse Droid, Exclusive Collector’s Edition Store
  • Digital Deluxe Edition – $79.99 – Pre-Order Exclusive: Early Game access, Color Stone (virtual item), 30 Days Game Time included. Includes 5 Additional Digital Items: Flare Gun, Training Droid, HoloDancer, HoloCam, STAP.
  • Digital Standard Edition – $59.99 – Pre-Order Exclusive: Early Game access, Color Stone (virtual item), 30 Days Game Time included.
  • Standard Edition – $59.99 – Pre-Order Exclusive: Early Game access, Color Stone (virtual item), 30 Days Game Time included.

Each has a Pre-Order link that pop open a list of retailers you can pre-order from.

If you order the Collector’s Edition via Origin.com, you’re placed into a “queue”with a guestimate as to if you’re likely to receive your order based on demand.

A pre-order FAQ is set up, and the BioWare team is updating it live with questions that are no doubt on fans’ minds. Items of note:

  • There is a limited listing of countries where the game will initially be available in, and curiously Australia is not on the list. (We have a message into BioWare about this.)
  • You can choose to play on any world-wide server, but performance may be impacted (multiple data centers confirmed!)

System requirements have also been posted:

OS Windows XP, Vista/7 CPU AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+ or better · Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 2.0GHz or better RAM Windows XP: 1.5GB · Windows Vista and Windows 7: 2GB · PCs using a built-in graphical chipset, 2GB RAM recommended. Video ATI X1800 or better* · nVidia 7800 or better* · Intel 4100 Integrated Graphics or better* DVD-ROM 8x or better *Minimum of 256MB of on-board RAM and Shader 3.0 or better support.

 

 

 

  1. Redeker says:

    AH! Collector’s Edition Pre-Ordered!

  2. Emeka Uwazurike says:

    Got mine!!!!

  3. Pre-ordered, and it even gave me a code to plug in. I think the force is with me. Though I think for the cost everyone who gets the pre-order CE needs a hug from a dev.

  4. I ordered my collector’s edition at lightning speed. Pre-ordered and accepted the code for early access. Hoorah!

  5. Shapeless says:

    aaannndddd ordered.

    GameStop didn’t give me my code…now I have to wait for their customer service department to email me back

    /sigh

  6. I bought digital deluxe! Woot!

  7. Haderach says:

    I can’t preorder. SWTOR won’t be available at my country at launch.
    I’ve been eagerly awaiting the moment I will pre order the collector’s edition. But now it seems that I can’t get it even digital.

    Well have fun guys in a galaxy far, far away….

  8. For you information:

    “Stephen Reid: Fans are not having a problem getting their pre-order code redeemed because when they redeem it, they redeem it on swtor.com and we haven’t had any problems there so far that I’m aware of. Some retailers like Amazon.com sold out of the Collector’s Edition but they are actually getting re-allocated with extra stock so they will have stock later on.”

    http://darthhater.com/2011/07/24/sdcc-2011-stephen-reid-answers-pre-order-questions/

    Greetings from Spain.

  9. RogueSock says:

    After looking at the options I finally just called up Gamestop. The rep was surprisingly informative. Even better, he said that the game would be $25 to pre-order for the Collector’s Edition, and that the code printed right onto the receipt. Drove over there, paid, and my receipt said this:

    “Congradulations! As a bonus for your reservatio, you get early access & an in-game color stone!”

    Your unique registration code is…

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