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Star Wars: The Old Republic Pre-Order Begins

/ Jul 21st, 2011 No Comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic, an MMORPG by BioWare and EA, announced they are taking pre-orders now which will allow those that make the pre-order purchase early access to the game. The email went out to those on the subscription list early in the morning on July 23rd with the offer. The order that the pre-order codes are purchased will be the same order in which gamers will gain early access to The Old Republic before the game’s official release. The game, however, has still not seen an official release date set.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

The pricing is as follows:

  • Collector’s Edition: $149.99
  • Digital Deluxe Edition: $79.99
  • Standard Edition: $59.99 (Physical or Digital)

There are three tiers of the game available for pre-order. The most robust is the Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector’s Edition which allows you early access to the game if pre-ordered and a color stone, which is a virtual item as well as 30 days of game time. This limited edition also includes an exclusive Darth Malgus statue and game discs that come within a collectible metal case. Also included is The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural as annotated by Satele Shan, as well as a Galaxy Map of The Old Republic. You will also receive a custom security authentication key for two-factor security and on top of that receive a music CD for the music of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Finally, you’ll get a high-quality collector’s edition box, and you’ll get 7 additional digital items: a flare gun, training droid, holodancer, holocam, stap, mouse droid, and access to the exclusive collector’s edition store.

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes early access to the game as well as the same color stone (virtual item) as the Collector’s Edition and 30 days of game time included. With this edition, you will get 5 additional digital items, including the flare gun, training droid, holodancer, holocam and STAP.

Finally, the Standard Edition allows you early access to the game, the color stone and 30 days of game time included. There are no extras included with this basic package.

All of the editions can be pre-ordered right now via, however, as we drafted this news piece, the Collector’s Edition had already sold out at 7:15am PDT on July 21st. However, more are expected to become available so you are encouraged to keep checking back at to find out more.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a new MMORPG being developed by BioWare and EA. We recently went through a play-test at E3 2011 and had a very positive experience running through a Sith mission on Tattooine. The game takes place thousands of years before the saga of Darth Vader and features robust graphics, an epic storyline, gripping RPG decision-making elements, and much more. We even conducted an in-depth interview of SWTOR’s Game Director to talk about the game, which has plenty of insight into the game.

As more breaks about Star Wars: The Old Republic, stay tuned to Gaming Illustrated.

Sean W. Gibson

Sean W. Gibson

Founder, Featured Contributor at Gaming Illustrated
Sean Gibson has been the owner and Executive Editor of Gaming Illustrated for over eleven years. His roles include acting as CEO and President of Gaming Illustrated, LLC and also includes being a reviewer, previewer and interviewer. Sean's opinions on this site do not reflect those of his full-time employer.
Sean W. Gibson
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