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->''[[ArcWords You were deceived.]]''

The ''Franchise/StarWars'' MMORPG developed by Creator/{{BioWare}}, set in roughly the same timeline as their ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' {{RPG}}s, approximately 3600 years before the films. Three hundred years after the events of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'', the Sith Empire returned to the galaxy to attack the Republic and its Jedi guardians. After decades of fighting, a tenuous truce was established, but the peace is fragile, and it is only a matter of time before the two factions go back to all out war.

The game boasts "immersive storytelling, dynamic combat, and groundbreaking companion characters". It was released on December 20, 2011 (Dec. 22 for some of Europe). On November 15, 2012, a free-to-play model was released, while still offering incentives to purchase a subscription.

There is a trio of books that serve as a prologue, ''Fatal Alliance'' (dealing with tensions in the truce), ''Deceived'' (Malgus's story), and ''Literature/{{Revan}}'' (detailing just what happened to Revan and the Exile after the events of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''). There is also a novel set at around the same time as the game, ''Annihilation'' (centered on Satele Shan's son).

The official website can be found [[http://www.swtor.com/ here]].

!!This game provides examples of:
* StarWarsTheOldRepublic/TropesAToG
* StarWarsTheOldRepublic/TropesHToP
* StarWarsTheOldRepublic/TropesQToZ