Star Wars: The Old Republic is Now Available in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore
Today, BioWare™ a Label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), is proud to
turn on the servers for the critically-acclaimed Star Wars™: The
Old Republic™ in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong & Singapore. Fans in
those regions will now be able to experience the award-winning massively
multiplayer online game that has captivated millions of fans worldwide
on regional servers, giving them better game performance with decreased
network latency. Australia's AusGamers has scored the game at a 95%,
saying The Old Republic is "arguably the most complete and polished MMO
"We have been incredibly pleased with the response to the launch of Star
Wars: The Old Republic from fans and critics, as players are finding
that immersive story and personal choice are a real innovation for the
genre," said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, General Manager of the BioWare Label's
MMO Business Unit and Co-Founder of BioWare. "Just as important to our
success has been the smoothness of our launch. Now after months of
testing, we're excited to be able to bring both a high quality game
experience and service to our fans in the Asia Pacific region."
Players in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore will be able
to choose from the Standard Edition ($79.99 AUD, $89.99 NZD, $389.00
HKD, $64.90 SGD) and the Digital Deluxe Edition ($89.99 AUD, $99.99 NZD,
$465.00 HKD, $76.90 SGD) of Star Wars: The Old Republic at
participating retailers. The Digital Deluxe Edition is exclusive to
Origin.com. Players in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore
will also be eligible for the Founder's medal*, a distinction given to
the early members of The Old Republic community.
Set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars movies,
players will be immersed as they team up with friends online to fight in
heroic battles reminiscent of the films, exploring a galaxy of vibrant
planets and experiencing visceral Star Wars combat. Players join
forces with either the Galactic Republic or Sith Empire and choose one
of eight iconic Star Wars characters, including the Jedi Knight,
Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Bounty
Hunter and Imperial Agent.
Included with the purchase of every copy of Star Wars: The Old
Republic is 30 days of access to the game, after which players can
continue to play by subscribing** to the ongoing service. Subscribers
will also receive ongoing content such as the recently released Game
Update 1.1, Rise of the Rakghouls. For more information on Star
Wars: The Old Republic, please visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com,
follow the game on Twitter® at http://twitter.com/swtor
or "Like" Star Wars: The Old Republic on Facebook® at http://facebook.com/starwarstheoldrepublic.
Press assets for Star Wars: The Old Republic are available at www.info.ea.com.
*GOOD ONLY FOR PURCHASES OF STAR WARS™: THE OLD REPUBLIC™ WITH
REDEMPTION OF A PURCHASED GAME TIME CODE OR BILLING OF AN ACTIVE GAME
RECURRING SUBSCRIPTION WITH AN APPROVED PAYMENT METHOD. VALID WHEREVER
GAME IS SOLD. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED, TAXED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
CUSTOMERS WILL ACCESS THE ITEM IN-GAME. VIRTUAL ITEM ONLY. ITEM WILL BE
APPLIED TO ALL CHARACTERS UNDER USER'S ACCOUNT. PLEASE ALLOW 7 DAYS FOR
NOTIFICATION OF DELIVERABLES.
AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND — OFFER EXPIRES APRIL 30, 2012 AT 12:01AM
EDT; 2:00AM NZDT
HONG KONG and SINGAPORE — OFFER EXPIRES APRIL 29, 2012 AT 9:01PM HKT,
** SUBSCRIPTION PRICING IN AUSTRALIA,NEW ZEALAND, HONG KONG AND
SINGAPORE WILL BE $14.99 USD PER MONTH, $41.97 USD FOR THREE MONTHS
($13.99 USD PER MONTH) OR $77.94 FOR SIX MONTHS ($12.99 USD PER MONTH).
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ANZ PR Manager
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