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Videogame: Star Wars: The Old Republic

The Star Wars MMORPG developed by BioWare, set in roughly the same timeline as their Knights of the Old Republic RPGs, approximately 3600 years before the films. Three hundred years after the events of Knights of the Old Republic II, 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 Revan (detailing just what happened to Revan and the Exile after the events of Knights of the Old Republic). 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 here.


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alternative title(s): The Old Republic; Star Wars The Old Republic; The Old Republic
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