EA has finally unveiled a local release date for BioWare's Star Wars-based MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic
after months of concern it may never even arrive at retail on our shores (or many other a shore).
March 1 is the landing zone for the game, which has garnered both a heady following since its official release in December of last year, and a lot of dismay at a seeming lack of variety and quite a few bugs, though these are apparently still being ironed out and new content is also planned to liven up the experience.
It will hit Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Fans in those regions will be able to play the critically-acclaimed massively multiplayer online game on regional servers, enjoying the story-driven experience that has captivated gamers worldwide. Players in these countries who currently have or have had an active Star Wars: The Old Republic account prior to February 28, 2012 will have the opportunity to request a free character transfer for a limited time to an Asia Pacific server after the launch on March 1, 2012. All players who qualify for a character transfer will be notified in early March with more details.
We've actually been in talks with the team and are awaiting answers to some pretty in-depth questions about the game's local release, so be sure to stay tuned to AusGamers for more on Star Wars: The Old Republic and its Aussie conquest.
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