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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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