Oct 21, 2011

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Friday Update: Collector’s Edition Item Details, Eurogamer Fan Video, and Fan Friday!

After yesterday’s flurry of previews and information, today is an informative community-focused day on the SW:TOR forums.

Pre-Order Bonus Items

First up in the bevy of updates, we have details on the Pre-order items for standard, Digital Deluxe, and Collector’s Edition.

 

All Pre-Orders:

Color Stone. Included as part of every pre-order of Star Wars: The Old Republic, the Color Stone is a special crystal that players can use to change the color of any lightsaber blade or blaster bolt to a yellow hue encased in a black outer shell.

Eurogamer Expo Highlights Video

We also got a Eurogamer Highlights Video.

This year’s Eurogamer Expo was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as BioWare co-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk made the announcement that Star Wars™ fans around the world had been waiting for—the release date for The Old Republic™! Throughout the weekend we also had the opportunity to meet with thousands of passionate Star Wars™: The Old Republic fans and talk with them both on the Eurogamer Expo showfloor and at our Community Meet & Greet.

We’ve put the highlights from the event into this video so that all of you who weren’t able to make it to the show could see it for yourselves!

Fan Friday

And we also got a terrific Fan Friday filled with lots of great fan-made artwork, along with some concept art, wallpapers, and icons courtesy of the folks at Bioware.

This incredible work, created by community member Dreddon in the “3D Bounty Hunter Fan art!” thread, shows us a Bounty Hunter on the dangerous streets of Nar Shaddaa.

In “Darth Lanfear’s Art Gallery,” an Imperial Trooper unleashes a flurry of weapons fire in this painting from Darth Lanfear.

This is the initial concept artwork for the Sith Capital Ships that are seen in the “Return” cinematic trailer.

Make sure you head on over to the main site and check these out! The fan art is particularly good this time around.
 

  1. Haha, still no final confirmation on the the color of the color crystal…

    • Buzz Killington says:

      read the description under the video “…Color Stone. Included as part of every pre-order of Star Wars: The Old Republic, the Color Stone is a special crystal that players can use to change the color of any lightsaber blade or blaster bolt to a yellow hue encased in a black outer shell.”

  2. hmm, wheres the Holocam gone?

  3. The thing that I found most interesting was the fact that the CE Store contains, “unique appearances for your companion.”

  4. Brilliant update, IMO. Blizzcon starts today (in about one hour). This reminds people that SWTOR is coming in a couple months and shows off what we’ll be holding in that time. It also doesn’t potentially waste a big update (say a new Progression vid) on a weekend when a lot of the market is going to be focused on what Blizzard is doing.

  5. Bad update, IMO. This Collector’s Edition information should have been available when it went on sale, not after it became sold out. There is little that was explained that we didn’t already know or that was obvious… The expo highlights videos are always farcical… And yeah fan fridays, meh.
    Based on the amount of questions they weren’t allowed to answer at NYCC Q&A, and considering they’ve only got ~8 of these Friday updates left, I thought they’d be giving out some better information.

    • See my above post. It would be silly for them to unleash something really interesting on the same day Blizzcon begins. Better to hit us with something cool to make us forget about it next week.

      • Or it could work the other way. With information lacking on SWTOR people could go check out Blizzcon news and get caught up in the hype. Star wars could try to compete for interest instead of submitting to blizzard’s power for a week. Also, Bioware should have plenty of draw cards left up its sleeve. I’m sure that even if they used one now, there are still plenty left to “make us forget about [blizzcon] next week”

  6. So the collor stone only turns your shit yellow? WEAK!

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