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[Update]: Electronic Arts and BioWare have confirmed details regarding Star Wars: The Old Republic's three different game editions, as well as a limited supply of pre-orders which allow you to play the game early.
The game comes in three flavors:
Standard Edition ($59.99) (physical copies can be pre-ordered at regular stores, but the digital pre-order is an Origin exclusive)
Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99) (digital-only version available exclusively via Origin)
Limited Collector's Edition ($149.99) (only available in physical form)
For more info on the different versions, pre-order bonuses, and how to redeem your pre-order code (doing so queues you up for the game's early access period and they are limited, so don't delay!), check out BioWare's website.
No official release dates for the game or the early access period have been announced.
[Thanks to reader HappyCamper07 for the news tip!]
[Original Story]: A rumor has popped up that publisher EA will soon start taking pre-orders for Star Wars: The Old Republic over its Origin download service, as well as details regarding the game's Collector's Edition.
Kotaku says that a few European online retailers have posted info on the the game's Collector's Edition (listed below), but these listings have since been taken down. The price is apparently $175 for the limited edition. A source says that EA will take pre-orders starting on Thursday, July 21, for both the regular and Collector's editions, with an overall cap of 500,000 pre-orders, although only the first 50,000 will be guaranteed (the rest go on a waiting list).
Given the tight timeline listed by the rumor, we should know pretty quickly if it's legit.
Despite these rumblings, the game still does not have an official release date.
Rumored Star Wars: The Old Republic Collector's Edition
Included with that are 7 digital items:
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If this came to consoles, I'd be in....
I'd bet a good bit of that price is for the statue.
wow starting off just like star wars galaxies.
I don't comment on rumors or speculation. In this case, anyway.
$175 is way too high. Either the statue is really expensive, or it's because of all the DLC. I think it should be priced around $125. There's a lot of cool stuff in there, but nothing I'd be willing to shell out $115 for. At least at this price I won't have to worry about having a bunch of people run around with all this extra stuff before the games even underway.
Why does every collectors edition feature a *** statue now? Everything listed here is great but I don't need/want a freaking statue!
Why does every collectors edition feature *** statue now? All the items listed are great but I'm not paying an extra $100 for a freaking statue I don't want.
I am getting this. 'nuff said.
The only Star Wars games I've played are The Force Unleashed 1 and 2. Their both pretty bad ass!!!
I guess we'll find out soon if this is true or not. If this is real I'll consider getting it, really depends on the size and quality of the statue.
Waiting to see what the prices are for the UK - if it's true and is up for pre-order (in the UK as well) tomorrow, then I've got to figure out some sort of finance plan so I can afford to pre-order all the games I want, preferably special or collector's editions - I'm a bit of a special/collector's edition nut, me.
I REALLY want this.
This stuff is cool and all but I don't think it's worth $175. maybe $100 but not $175. Wouldn't you still have to pay a monthly fee also?
It just seems a bit pricey.
Looks great! Thing is I dont have enough money.):
$175 is a bit steep but I'll still end up getting it. I've been waiting years for this game and want the best edition they put out.
Most of the $175 is for the GG statue. I wish they had a version without the statue. It's cool, but I don't need it.
I am not paying an extra $100 for a statue I don't need or want.