One of the big announcements for San Diego Comic Con was indeed pre-orders for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Early this morning, Electronic Arts and Bioware unveiled their pre-order page, which includes a Standard Edition available in physical and digital form, a digital deluxe edition exclusive to Origin, and a physical collector’s edition. All pre-orders will contain an in-game item called the Color Stone, which will allow players to change the color of their lightsabers and blaster rounds. The Standard Edition will run you $59.99, the Digital Deluxe Edition will run you $79.99 and the Collector’s Edition will run you $149.99.
Here’s the skinny on the various editions:
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.!
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.
So those who really dig this game, you might want to be quick about pre-ordering.
“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 we let players in during Early Game Access – so don’t delay!”
Stephen Reid, Community Manager at Bioware Austin notes that their will be plenty of Collector Editions at Retail stores if Origin.com runs out.
Throughout Comic-Con, Bioware will have major presence, as well as doing a Comic-Con panel where they promised additional announcements and ‘goodies’ about Star Wars: The Old Republic.