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Star Wars: The Old Republic POSTED BY EA Staff ON Jul 21, 2011

Pre-order Star Wars: The Old Republic and Play Early

For fans of Star Wars, waiting for The Old Republic might be just one step above unbearable. Lucky for you, now is your chance to play early. Electronic Arts, BioWare and LucasArts are excited to announce that you can pre-order Star Wars: The Old Republic now to get early game access and as an added bonus you’ll receive a Color Stone to change your weapon effect! Supplies are limited and the order in which you pre-order and redeem your code at The Old Republic’s Code Redemption Center is the order in which players are let in during Early Game Access - so don’t delay! Visit the Pre-Order FAQs for more details.

Three versions of the game are available for pre-order:

The Standard Edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic comes with all of the essentials that you will need to get into the game, including the game software and thirty days of game time. The Standard Edition will be available in both physical copies that will be sold at most video game retailers, and a digital edition that is exclusive to Origin.com. Learn more at our Pre-Order page.

The Digital Deluxe Edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic, is available exclusively through Origin.com, comes with both the game software and thirty days of game time. In addition, the Digital Deluxe Edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic comes with the following digital items that your characters can use in the game:

  • Flare Gun: Fires 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 (Single Trooper Aerial Platform): Sleek and unique in-game vehicle.


The limited Collector’s Edition of Star Wars: The Old Republic can only be purchased physically. Packaged with thirty days of game time and all of the virtual items that are included in the Digital Deluxe Edition, the Collector’s Edition comes with a number of physical and digital collector’s items that you cannot get anywhere else:

  • The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural: 111 pages of notes and sketches by the revered Jedi Master from the early years of the Great Hyperspace War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Features never-before-seen artwork and all-new information.
  • Darth Malgus statue: The villainous Darth Malgus comes to life with this exclusive 9 in. collectible statue from Gentle Giant studios.
  • The Old Republic Galaxy Map: 14 x 20 in. at-a-glance look at the known galaxy.
  • Security Authentication Key Fob: Keep your Lightsaber and credits safe with this custom Security Authentication Key Fob for your game account.
  • Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic CD: Seventeen orchestral music tracks from The Old Republic.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic game: The full Star Wars: The Old Republic game on DVD-ROM in a collectible metal case.

The following virtual in-game items are exclusive to the Collector’s Edition:

  • Exclusive Mouse Droid: A faithful droid to join you on your adventures.
  • Exclusive Collector’s Edition Store: Unique in-game store with a dynamic array of items to assist you from your humble beginnings through your journey to become a galactic legend.


Be sure to act fast and pre-order your copy ofStar Wars: The Old Republic now to ensure your place in Early Game Access! The time has come to choose your side. Will you be a force for all that is good and righteous, or will you cast your shadow over a trembling galaxy?

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Comments (22)

  1. +2 0
    I've never been so happy that I work third shift like I am today. HEHE! I was reading all the rumors online around 2am Chicago time and just randomly thought about stopping by swtor.com. Thank God I did too because I pre-ordered the deluxe edition on the spot. ^_^
    Jul 21, 2011
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  2. 0 0
    Great news! Games-HQ is ordering a lot of copies, getting all versions and I can't wait to see the in-game store for collectors. They are really covering all the angles I think, obviously because they have experience in listening to gamers and what they want. It is impressive. See you all in there later in the year!
    Jul 21, 2011
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  3. +1 0
    It seems the Pre-Order is locked for many regions, but there is so many people around the world just waiting to throw money at you for the game EA. I hope they seize the opportunity to open to as many markets as possible, everybody wants to play this game.
    Jul 21, 2011
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  4. 0 0
    Why can't I use Paypal >:(
    Jul 21, 2011
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  5. +1 -1
    Cool concept but I have a feeling a fully voiced MMO will get pretty old, fast.
    Jul 21, 2011
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    1. +1 0
      i think its obvious you havent tried the beta cause if ya did you wouldnt be saying that
      Nov 21, 2011
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    2. 0 0
      How can a fully voiced MMO go bad fast? Keep in mind that this is the FIRST mmo to ever do that. The combat mechanics are standard MMO but the way they are being executed is second to none. The graphics are also pretty amazing, There are little graphical glitches from what I've seen, and they feel immersive to the experience to the game. Overal, this is a pretty promising game, and there's potential for being the second best MMO on the world, next to World of Warcraft.
      Dec 14, 2011
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  6. 0 0
    I just waiting for my codes now..:)
    Jul 21, 2011
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  7. +1 -2
    WTF, why can't i pre-order in Australia? FFS EA, wtf are you doing?
    Jul 22, 2011
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  8. +1 0
    wait)
    Jul 22, 2011
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  9. 0 -1
    очень сильно жду)
    Jul 22, 2011
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  10. +1 0
    Cool
    Jul 23, 2011
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  11. +1 -1
    Очень жду
    Jul 25, 2011
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  12. +1 0
    Realy cool!
    Jul 25, 2011
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  13. 0 -2
    подождём, посмотрим как игруля))
    Jul 26, 2011
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  14. 0 -2
    поскорей бы
    Jul 26, 2011
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  15. 0 -2
    интересно, что это будет
    Jul 26, 2011
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  16. +1 0
    nice
    Jul 27, 2011
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  17. +1 0
    pre-order now!
    Jul 27, 2011
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  18. +1 0
    Can't wait til this comes out!
    Jul 28, 2011
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  19. 0 0
    wow talk about crap , am trying to buy the deluxe Edition via Digital Download on Origon and its not working and am in Canada Quebec and i cant even pay via Paypal so i decided to pay directly using my CC, and am getting a payment Authorization error :(
    Nov 21, 2011
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  20. 0 0
    everyone in australia is just pre-ordering from the US, my guild's site has links to pre-order from amazon http://www.swtor-multitude.com.au
    Dec 1, 2011
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