Star Wars: The Old Republic. News from E3 2010 and some info from E3 2009.
Posted by OujaStrike on June 15, 2010
From E3 2010.
Star Wars: The Old Republic. E3 2010 Hope Cinematic Trailer.
The Battle of Alderaan. The Republic’s gravest hour. Recently promoted to Darth, Malgus launches the first of many surprise attacks that would become his trademark during the Great War, perfectly timing the assault with a feint that pulls the Republic fleet light-years away. Thousands of assault droids and hundreds of Sith set the heart of the Republic ablaze, and Alderaan’s few defenders are swept away with ease.
Unknown to Darth Malgus, small groups of Republic Troopers are stationed on Alderaan, some recovering from wounds, others are awaiting orders. As these brave soldiers take to the forests and mountains to fight a guerilla campaign against Malgus’s forces, the Republic fleet rushes back to repel the invasion. With time running out and Alderaan’s capitol threatened, it falls to Havoc Squad, the elite Republic Special Forces unit, to coordinate one last desperate stand against Malgus’ vastly superior numbers.
The Following info is from 1up.com
Much of BioWare’s messaging in presenting Star Wars: The Old Republic is that it contains the depth and feel of a BioWare RPG. That is, it looks and feels like a Knights of the Old Republic game, but it just happens to take place online. While the dialogue and combat feel like KOTOR, today is when BioWare announces some MMO-specific features for the game.
Producer Blaine Christine summarizes the new features as ones that, “show ownership for players.” That is, they give players something to call their own and to show off and socialize with. The first of these ownership/MMO features is the fact that, in Christine’s words, “every player has his or her own personal starship.” He continues, “It’s your hub of operations; it’s your home within the game world. It’s where you come back to after a mission; it’s where you have deeper interactions with your companion characters; it’s where you store your gear or equip yourself out before adventuring again. But since this is a massively multiplayer game, it’s also a place where you can bring your friends.” Christine then shows a short video detailing examples of player ships: a Corellian transport for a Galactic Republic player, and a “Sith Interceptor” for Sith Empire players.
Christine also acknowledges that gear progression is a big part of MMOs, and to this effect, he demonstrates with a video showing off various bounty hunter armor sets. The initial set is pretty bare-bones, and as expected, as the player grows, so does the gear get more fanciful. The top-tier gear (the kind meant for Player-versus-Player combat, which comes a bit later) will be the sort of thing that resembles iconic character classes the most — for example, the top-tier bounty hunter gear is the stuff that looks like Mandalorian Battle Armor.
Christine then goes into announcing additional playable species for specific classes (previously, the Rattataki was announced as a species choice for Bounty Hunters). Without any additional details, he notes that Imperial Agents can play as Chiss, while the Smuggler can be a Twi’lek.
Finally, Christine provides some elementary details for TOR’s PvP. The PvP feature he introduces is called “warzones,” which are specific team-vs.-team scenarios that will, “fulfill that fantasy of the Imperial Soldier fighting against the Republic.” The first announced warzone will be on Alderaan, and we’re assuming more warzones and additional details might be coming forth during E3.
From E3 2009.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Cinematic Deceived Trailer.
The Sacking of Coruscant. It was the crowning achievement of the Sith Empire’s ambitious military strategy and the moment that changed the history of the Old Republic forever. You may have read about it before, but our first cinematic trailer captures this event with breathtaking action and beautiful detail.
Republic leaders have traveled to Alderaan to engage in promised peace talks with the Sith Empire. The most powerful Jedi have accompanied them to safeguard against an Imperial deception. The Empire’s real motive, however, was simply to lure the Republic’s strongest defenders away from Coruscant and set the stage for an audacious attack. Under the command of Lord Angral, the Sith fleet approaches the Republic’s capital planet for the first time in centuries. In advance of the fleet, the strongest Sith Warriors have flown a stolen Republic ship into Coruscant’s orbit. Their mission is critical – to destroy the planet’s defense grid mainframe hidden in the heart of the Jedi Temple.
Final Thoughts: This game look Bad Ass i wish i could get this game, but PC Games run really slow on my PC. Release Date: Spring 2011. It is Rumor it could get a Xbox 360 Release I hope so i want to play this game so much.
Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Malgus gets badly injuried and must get Surgery, Darth Malgus gets New Armor that looks like Darth Vader’s Armor among fans and me and gets a Mask that covers his Jaw, nose and mouth.
Trailer Hope Timeline happens before the Trailer Deceived Timeline.