Star Wars: The Old Republic Finally Some Hard Information
By otakuman5000 On 20 Jul, 2011 At 05:56 PM | Categorized As Conventions, PC Games, Previews | With 0 Comments

No GravatarHard at work with my MMO shovel digging up information on little secrets that people would rather keep hidden, there’s finally some hard information on SWTOR.  Testers are finding it harder and harder to keep quiet, knowing that the release date is getting closer, and finding a hard, confirmed date has remained outside my purview.  Apparantly, there are Russian Mafiosi waiting to find the ‘loose lips that sink ships’ when it comes to an actual date, but other than that as comic-con’s ‘big announcement’ gets closer, more and more information sneaks through the cracks.

Leaked information includes box photos, specs (YES!  My current computer WILL RUN IT!), and info regarding the collector’s edition.  Without further ado, here’s what RoG has managed to dig up.

System Requirements :

OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000 or better / Intel Core2 Duo Processor 2.0 Ghz or better

RAM: At least 1.5 GB or better for XP / 2 GB or better for Windows Vista/7 / PC’s using built in graphic chipsets 2 GB RAM is recommended.

Hard Drive: 8x DVD-ROM or better

Video: ATI XT800 or better / NVIDIA 7800 or better / Intel 4100 or better. 256 MB minimum video RAM, shader 3.0 or better fully compatible graphics card.

Box Description:

Discover the period of the Old Republic – thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when the war between the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire divided the galaxy. Choose and create your own character from many classic heroes of Star Wars ™ series, like : Jedi Knight, Bounty Hunter or Smuggler.

Make decisions that will define your personal story and shape your own path at the Light or Dark side of the Force. During the adventures complement to your team that you support the will to fight.You will fight an amazing fight, you will collaborate with other players to overcome the toughest challenges and discover the wonderful world of Star Wars in the best MMO game of the genre.

It looks like the Star Wars:  The Old Republic is going to have a pretty extensive Collector’s Edition.  It is going to be expensive, estimated cost is about $220.  For this almost unheard-of cost you get both hard and digital items including:

  • Exclusive Gentle Giant Darth Malgus statue
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic game discs in collectable metal case
  • The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural annotated by Satele Shan
  • Old Republic galaxy map
  • Custom security authentication key
  • Exclusive music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD
  • High quality Collector’s Edition box
  • Flare gun: Fire flares into the air
  • Training droid: Hovers at your side for combat assistance
  • HoloDancer: Project your own holographic dancer
  • HoloCam: Keep visual records of in-game adventures
  • STAP: Sleek and unique in-game vehicle
  • Exclusive Mouse Droid: Spunky droid to join your adventures
  • Exclusive Collector’s Edition store: Unique in-game vendor with a dynamic assortment of items

Also, based on photo information above, it looks like preorders will get a chance to play the game before it officially releases.  How exciting is that!  Stay tuned:  your intrepid ditch-digging reporter will have more information as it becomes available!

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