Star Wars the Old Republic Release Date and Monthly Subscription Fees Announced

September 24, 2011, By Nicholas Davis

Bioware and EA have officially announced the release date for one of the most highly anticipated MMO titles this year. Star Wars the Old Republic will be in retail stores December 20, 2011 in  North America and December 22 in Europe. This special announcement was first made by the co-founders of BioWare, Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk during the 2011 Eurogamer Expo in London, England.

“This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at LucasArts who have dedicated their lives to build this extraordinary game. We appreciate the patience from the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game’s release.”

Each copy of Star Wars the Old Republic will come with a free 30 days of subscription time to explore the galaxy. After that time has expired you will then have to make a choice of how much subscription time you will want to purchase.

  • 1 Month Subscription: $14.99 (£8.99/€12.99)
  • 3 Month Subscription: $13.99 per month (one-time charge of $41.97/£25.17/€35.97)
  • 6 Month Subscription: $12.99 per month (one-time charge of $77.94/£46.14/€65.94)
You can pre-order Star Wars the Old Republic right now and you will be rewarded with an in game Color Stone that will change the color of your lightsaber blade or blaster bolts. You will also be eligible for early access to the galaxy before the release date. The pre ordered Collector’s Edition will give you:
  • Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
  • Game disks collectible metal case
  • The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural as annotated by Satele Shan
  • The Old Republic galaxy map
  • Custom Security Authentication Key
  • Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
  • High-quality Collector’s Edition box
as well as seven additional digital items which consists of:
  • Flare Gun
  • Training Droid
  • HoloDancer
  • HoloCam
  • STAP
  • Exclusive Mouse Droid
  • Exclusive Collector’s Edition Store
When you pre-order the game digitally you will gain early access, the Color Stone, and five of the digital items:
  • Flare Gun
  • Training Droid
  • HoloDancer
  • HoloCam
  • Stap

We are all extremely excited to see Star Wars the Old Republic have an official release date and we can’t wait to enjoy this special game will all of you when it releases December 20, 2011 for North America and December 22 for Europe.

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