BioWare, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, and Lucasfilm unveiled swtor credits the worldpremiere of the new ‘Betrayed’ cinematic trailer, revealing a first look at the prequel story for theupcoming expansion Star Wars: The Old Republic-Knights of the Eternal Throne. The new digitalexpansion will be available for download on December 2 (November 29 with early access). Thisyear, BioWare raised the bar on excitement by offering players the chance to fight to rule the galaxy.StarWars.com spoke to BioWare’s The Old Republic creative director Charles Boyd and senior marketing director DebySue Wolfcale about Knights of the Eternal Throne and came away with three reasons lists the detailed three reasons for you guys.
1. Fear not, newbies and returning players! The expansion is a great time for new and lapsed players to join the game. There will be all sorts of promotional material to catch you up in the storyline, including the debut of a new cinematic trailer today (see above). “We try very hard to design it that way,” explains Charles Boyd. “You can jump into the new story line at level 65 and be ready to play.”
2. Long-term fans and professional gamers, you’ll be busy. In Knights of the Eternal Throne, you can look forward to expanded gameplay with the new Galactic Command feature available to subscribers, which will allow for “very cool” combat gameplay challenges that can be played alone or with friends. These include erupting battles known as uprisings and other types of action-packed battles? progress here will grant command rank and powerful rewards. The decisions players make while engaged in Galactic Command will ultimately impact the balance of the light vs. dark side of the Force across the galaxy. “As a Star Wars fan, it’s so great,” says Boyd. He should know — he’s a long time Star Wars aficionado and has been on the Old Republic team from the beginning as a writer for the Trooper’s storyline. He adds that there will be fun multiplayer aspects and hard challenges for seasoned players.
3. It’s all about you. “It’s always about you? it’s uniquely yours,” says DebySue Wolfcale. “You’re ultimately leading your own saga.” Playing The Old Republic makes you the main character in your own, epic Star Wars story. You can choose who you want to be, you can choose what you look like in great detail, you can choose what class you play, you can customize your outfits and weapons (as well as those of your companions), you can choose whether you want to wield the Force with the
dark side or light side, you can choose to play alone or with others, and your decisions have the power to change the galaxy. When I said it lets you immerse yourself in Star Wars, I wasn’t joking. And that continues with Knights of the Eternal Throne.
New for the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion, subscribers can play in three different modes in any chapter or combat mission. In Story mode, you’ll feel the wrenching emotions of the consequences of your life or death decisions. In Veteran mode, you’ll face challenges that force you to use tactical skills in combat. At Master level, you’ll be challenged to assert your dominance over your enemies. You can play alone, feeling the fight viscerally or with others in adrenalin packed large-scale battles. What kind of ruler will you be?