BioWare Releases Massive Content Update for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™; Game Update 1.2: Legacy
Update for Subscribers adds Tremendous Amount of Higher Level
Gameplay Content and New Game Features to the Award Winning MMO
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Create a family legacy that can rival the Skywalkers! BioWare™, a Label
of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) and LucasArts today released Game Update
1.2: Legacy, the highly anticipated content update for Star
Wars™: The Old Republic™. This massive update delivers an incredible
amount of new high level gameplay content for players and also includes
the evolution of the Legacy System, a feature that ties all of your
characters together into one family, regardless of class or faction, and
allows them to unlock custom new abilities. Game Update 1.2 will
also include some of the communities' most sought-after game
enhancements including user interface customization and guild banks
along with gameplay and balancing fixes.
To celebrate the release of Game Update 1.2 and thank fans for their
support, BioWare also announced that it would offer Star Wars: The
Old Republic players a number of in-game rewards*:
All subscribers with active game accounts on April 12, 2012 or April
21, 2012 will be rewarded with an in-game Legacy Reward: the Tauntaun
Ram Pet via in-game mail.
New players who subscribe to The Old Republic before April 21, 2012
will also receive the Legacy Tauntaun Ram Pet.
All active subscribers who have achieved a level 50 character by April
12, 2012 will receive 30 days of game time at no charge as a reward
for their loyalty to the game.
Former subscribers with inactive accounts are invited back to play
Game Update 1.2 for up to seven days at no charge starting April 13,
"Game Update 1.2: Legacy is a huge milestone for The Old Republic
and clearly demonstrates what we mean when we talk about this game being
a full-fledged, ongoing service," said Dr. Greg Zeschuk, General Manager
of the BioWare Label's MMO Business Unit and Co-Founder of BioWare. "Not
only is Game Update 1.2 the largest update for The Old Republic, but it
also addresses a lot of the game features and enhancements our players
have been asking for since we launched a little over three months ago,
We are incredibly proud of the team for being able to deliver an update
of this size and quality, in a relatively short amount of time."
Game Update 1.2 is highlighted by the next evolution of the Legacy
System, giving players the ability to give all of their characters a
strong familial bond in the form of bonus abilities and character
customization. Players will link their different characters together
into a single family tree, giving them the power to unlock and share
special Legacy-only abilities, and new convenience items for
player ships including the Galactic Trade Network terminal. The Legacy
System will also give players the ability to unlock new races for
new characters and will be advantageous in strengthening companion
characters affection and moral alignment through bonuses.
In addition to the Legacy System, the Game Update 1.2 will
introduces other game features, including improved UI customization,
Guild Banks and valuable new in-game items. This game update will also
introduce challenging new high-level content for both experienced and
new players to enjoy:
Flashpoint: Lost Island continues the story of
Flashpoint: Kaon Under Siege from Game Update 1.1 — Rise of the
Rakghouls. Players must survive a menacing island of mystery on Ord
Mantell as they hunt for clues to the Rakghoul virus outbreak that
ravaged the Tion Hegemony. But the answers to this riddle may prove
fatal! This flashpoint is for groups of four Imperial or Republic
players with characters at level 50.
Operation: Explosive Conflict sends players to a new
zone on the planet of Denova, where traitors and mercenaries are
selling the rare explosive mineral baradium to the highest bidder.
Players will battle through hordes of droids, mercenaries and deadly
creatures all fighting for control of the planet and its valuable
resources. This Operation is for groups of eight or sixteen Imperial
or Republic players with characters at level 50.
Warzone: Novare Coast pits two teams in an
epic battle to control multiple mortar locations and use them to
bombard vulnerable enemy bases. Like the Huttball Warzone, Novare
Coast can be played Republic vs. Empire or with players of the same
faction fighting each other in a thrilling contest of wills to
determine each side's greatest champions. Like all Warzones, Novare
Coast is available for characters over level 10.
The Old Republic is set thousands of years before the classic Star
Wars movies, with the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire locked
in the middle of an epic, galactic war. By choosing one of eight iconic Star
Wars characters, including the Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular,
Smuggler, Trooper, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Bounty Hunter and
Imperial Agent, players become the hero or villain of their own personal Star
Wars saga. Players team up with friends online, fighting in
heroic battles reminiscent of the films, immersing themselves in a
galaxy full of vibrant characters and planets, while experiencing
visceral Star Wars combat.
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.
* CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS APPLY. SEE WWW.SWTOR.COM/LEGACYPROMOTION
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