Nov 3, 2011

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Entertainment Weekly Posts Chapter 3 From Upcoming Revan Novel [UPDATED]

One of the upcoming highlights for TOR fans, other than the game itself, has to be Drew Karpyshyn’s latest novel Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan. This novel ties directly to the game, and readers have been promised to learn something about what really happened to Revan when he left for deep space.

Well, in case you haven’t noticed, the release date of November 15th is just around the corner, and book will be in stores before you know it (or in your hands on release day, if you pre-order now!)

To hold you over for a few more weeks, Entertainment Weekly published an excerpt from the novel. Obviously the Revan storyline was THE storyline of Knights of The Old Republic and it has the chance to be really interesting in TOR as well. What better way to ramp up than this!

“Now you know why I told HK-47 he couldn’t come,”Revan told T3. “He’d probably try to clear a path through all these ‘meatbags’ with a flamethrower.”

Head on over to  Entertainment Weekly for the full read and pre-order your copy of Revan now!

[UPDATE] Today, November 3rd only, both Amazon and Barnes & Noble are offering 50% off if you order Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan!

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Sep 8, 2011

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Drew Karpyshyn Interview With Newsarama

I guess it’s just a Drew Karpyshyn sort of news day. Newsarama has a short Q&A with the BioWare Senior Writer and author on his work on novels outside of video games, but very much inside of the video game universe.

While it seems much of the interview is dedicated to Mass Effect, and there’s nothing wrong with that, they do touch on Drew’s upcoming novel Revan and it’s importance to Star Wars: The Old Republic:

Newsarama: You mentioned Darth Bane, and you’re actually coming back into the Star Wars universe now with the next Old Republic novel, right?

Drew Karpyshyn: The next Old Republic novel, I’m very excited about it, it’s called Revan. And as the name would suggest it deals with the continuing story of Revan from the Knights of the Old Republic games, which set the stage for what Revan had done.

After the events of the first KOTOR game, as we learn in number two, Revan kind of left the galaxy; there were rumors he was going to try to seek out the “true Sith.” Much of his memory had returned, but there are parts that hadn’t, and he’s trying to figure some of these things out.

That story was left open-ended. So now we finally get a chance to tell people what happened during the exile, see some other characters from that series, and people will be able to see how that dovetails in with The Old Republic game that we’re working on now.

Newsarama: So these events that are taking place a few hundred years earlier than the new game are going to affect the world of it?

Drew Karpyshyn: They do! There’s definitely a strong impact of what Revan does and what happens to him and what he experiences, that whole story. It leads up to what you’ll experience in the game as a player of The Old Republic MMO.

Be sure to head over to Newsarama for the full interview, because it’s well worth the read.

Revan releases on November 15, 2011.

Drew with Darth Bane

Drew with Darth Bane (Drew is the one on the right ;)

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Sep 8, 2011

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Drew Karpyshyn At New York Comic Con

Author and BioWaire Senior Writer Drew Karpyshyn has announced on his personal web site that he’ll be making an appearance on New York Comic Con next month:

So far the only thing confirmed is my participation in a Star Wars book panel on Sunday. I don’t have too many details yet, but time and place are confirmed I’ll probably be also doing some book signings, and I may be involved in some BioWare panels as well. Have to see how this all shakes out.:

Del Rey Star Wars Books Panel
Sunday, October 16
Room #: 1A24
2:45PM – 3:45PM

We still have this month’s Eurogamer Expo to get through, but it’s nice to know things are taking shape for NYCC as well!

Head on over to Drew’s site for the full update.


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Jul 21, 2011

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SDCC 2011: Revan Cover Art Revealed

Comic-Con doesn’t even officially start until tomorrow, but tonight is preview night and we’re already seeing some interesting stuff emerge!

One of the highlights for TOR fans, other than the game itself, has to be Drew Karpyshyn’s upcoming novel Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan. Readers have been promised to learn something about what really happened to Revan when he left for deep space.

Well today, we got our first look at the cover art… take a gander below for what is a site for sore eyes for fans of Knights of The Old Republic!

Even though the novel itself isn’t due until November 15, author and BioWare writer Drew Karpyshyn will be on-hand at Comic-Con for signings, as well as the developer meet & greet at BioWare Base. Here’s his schedule if you’d like to catch up with him:


  • 12PM-2PM: BioWare Base
  • 2PM-3PM: Writers’ Panel at BioWare Base
  • 4PM-5PM: SWTOR Panel & Signing at BioWare Base


  • 12PM-1PM: Book Signing at Random House Booth
  • 2PM-3PM: Writer’s Panel at BioWare Base
  • 4PM-5PM: Signing at BioWare Base
  • 7-10:30PM: Community Meet & Greet at BioWare Base

And don’t forget to pick up your free Revan mask at the Del Ray booth!

Revan Cover

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Jul 12, 2011

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SDCC 2011: Drew Karpyshyn Signing + Free Revan Mask!

The great folks over at Star Wars Books bring us news that none other than Drew Karpyshyn will be at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con for book signings, both at the Del Ray Booth as well as the BioWare Base at the Hilton Gaslamp:

Drew Karpyshyn, popular author of the STAR WARS: DARTH BANE trilogy of novels, the upcoming novel STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC: REVAN, and the novels based on Bioware’s hit video game MASS EFFECT will be signing books and REVAN masks. Free Revan masks and paperback copies of STAR WARS: DARTH BANE: PATH OF DESTRUCTION available while supplies last.

In addition, SDCC attendees can find Drew signing copies of his MASS EFFECT books at the “Bioware Base” on Friday and Saturday from 4:00-5:00pm.

Drew is of course well known to Star Wars fans and BioWare fans, and aside from writing for TOR, he’s also the author of the upcoming Revan novel, set in The Old Republic.

And if that’s not enough to get you to attend, the free Revan mask should push you over the edge!

Revan Mask

[UPDATE] We’ve just learned that artist Chris Trevas will also be on hand to sign the Revan masks he did the illustration work for:

Artist Chris Trevas will be on hand to sign the REVAN masks he illustrated in support of the upcoming book STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC: REVAN. A free mask will be given away to attendees of the signing while they last. Masks are limited to one mask per person during each signing.

In addition Chris will be signing masks at these times as well:

Saturday: Noon (with author Drew Karpyshyn)
Saturday: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am

[UPDATE #2] Star Wars Books/Random House has a picture of their booth, with a nice looking poster of Drew Karpyshyn’s upcoming novel – Revan!

Star Wars Books Booth


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