Star Wars: The Old Republic’s expansion goes for nostalgia

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Revan

When EA and Bioware first announced Star Wars: The Old Republic, I was rather excited. And then I realised the game was an MMO, at which point I spat on the ground, cursed EA’s name and then went foetal, crying myself to sleep. You see, I loved Knights of the Old Republic – and really, I just wanted more of that. Years on and I have continued to ignore The Old Republic. That could change. Its newest expansion pits you against Revan.

The expansion is coming on December 9, and the $20 outlay will get you “five new levels of story-driven missions”, along with a level cap increase to 60.

In the new expansion, players will be set to “face Revan, one of the galaxy’s most revered characters” in the new expanded missions, set in “new worlds”.

“In the Shadow of Revan, a long-hidden sect of extremists has emerged from the ongoing war between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic. This group is led by Revan, the former hero of the Jedi Civil War. These fanatical “Revanites” are gathering an army with an apocalyptic plan that will leave the Republic and the Empire in ashes. Players will prepare to face Revan and adventure alongside a host of intriguing characters, including Theron Shan, Lana Beniko, and Jakarro the Wookiee.”

Man, would I love to see what’s become of Revan. Pre-orders for the expansion are available now, and are subject to timed pre-order incentives – which is, as far as I’m concerned, a bit of a dick-move on EA’s part. Here’s what those who pre-order early will get:

Players who pre-order by November 2, 2014 will receive:
– One week of Early Access to Shadow of Revan starting December 2
– Exclusive Grand Statue of Revan to display in Player Strongholds
– The Digital expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel (subscribers automatically receive Rise of the Hutt Cartel)

Players who pre-order by December 1, 2014 will receive:
– Exclusive Grand Statue of Revan to display in Player Strongholds
– The Digital Expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel (subscribers automatically receive Rise of the Hutt Cartel)

Subscribers who pre-order the digital expansion will receive a Class Experience Boost as a bonus with the following details:
– Players are offered 12x experience gain while playing exclusively through class story missions up to Level 55
– The boost is effective immediately and expires on December 1, 2014

Do you play The Old Republic at all? Are you keen to battle Revan if you’re one of the people who played through KoToR?

Of course, with Revan pretty much the dungeon boss, it pretty much ends the possibility of there ever being a Knights of the Old Republic 3 – at least one that continues the same story.

Last Updated: October 7, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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