…And it’s about damn time. It’s taken three incredibly long years of waiting, teasing and hardly any E3 presence beyond cinematic trailers, but Star Wars: The Old Republic has finally gotten a release date. SW:TOR will launch on December 20, 2011 in North America and on December 22, 2011 in Europe, meaning it will be the perfect Christmas gift for Star Wars nerds!
What a loaded day it’s been. We’ve had a lot of great announcements from Microsoft, Sony, Ubisoft, and EA today, and tomorrow we’ll be expecting to hear some news from Nintendo and more. Keep reading to see our complete wrap-up of all the notable events from Day 1 of E3 2011, including trailers, teasers, and more.
Oh LucasArts, will you never stop running yourself into the ground? Confirming the rumors posted on Kotaku earlier today, a representative for LA told Industry Gamers that “LucasArts is reorganizing its teams to better address the needs of the internal studio.” They haven't said how many, but the rumour reports say it is as much as 30%.
BioWare’s upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic seems to have too much backstory to be held within a single game. The E3 trailer for The Old Republic featured the sith crashing a transport vessel into a Jedi temple, causing a massive brawl to break out between the Sith and Jedi. Darth Malgus, the Sith lord behind the attack is getting his own spin-off novel. Darth Malgus backstory will be [...]
Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to be a big game, if ever there was an understatement. According to new information released today, the game will have “ten times more lines than Knights of the Old Republic” and “40+ novels worth of content”. That’s a lot of words. - The Old Republic will have ten times more lines than Knights of the Old Republic - On any given day, [...]
Miss Electronic Arts live E3 conference? Never fear, we have a recording of the conference below for you to watch, courtesy of GameSpot. Highlights included Dante’s Inferno, Dragon Age, Mass Effect 2, Fight Night Round 4, a new martial arts fighting game called EA MMA, Grand Slam Tennis, The Saboteur and the first ever cinematic trailer for BioWare’s epic MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Edge magazine have been busy updating themselves on BioWare’s Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO, revealing a new class in the process; Smuggler. This basically allows players to roleplay as Han Solo. “Ord Mantell is a war-torn world and it’s where the Smuggler starts off, when his ship gets stolen,” said game director James Ohlem to Edge “He’s pretty angry; imagine what Han Solo would’ve been like if the Millennium [...]
A new holorecord entry has been added to the Jedi Archives. The newest entry tells the story of the Mandalorian Blockade of Coruscant, and the heroic actions of the smuggler Hylo Visz. The second entry is once again narrated by Jedi Master Gnost-Dural, Keeper of the Jedi Archives, a.k.a. Lance Henriksen. You can watch it here