In an onslaught of DevTracker activity, BioWare detailed a few of the changes coming to Star Wars: The Old Republic with the new expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel. The developers discuss everything from the new skill points coming with the increased level cap, the story behind Makeb, and the size of the planet. For the responses in whole, hit the jump.
This morning, visitors to the Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Website found a new addition to the swtor.com/buy page, most notably, a pre-order section for the new expansion -- Rise of the Hutt Cartel. The page reveals details regarding price, content, and how to pre-order. For those that do not care to visit it themselves, here is what you need to know.
- Coming in Spring 2013
- Subscribers can buy the expansion for 50% off the regular price off $19.99 making it $9.99.
- Preordering entitles you to Five days of Early Access if pre-ordered by January 7, 2013 11:59PM CT / 5:59AM GMT
- Increased level cap by five levels to a total of 55 which include new story based missions
- Includes story on the Hutt Cartel and the new planet Makeb
Included on the page is a new FAQ about the new expansion. In it, there is a pretty lengthy description of what players can expect.
Face off against a frightening new enemy on the brand new planet of Makeb as you battle the nefarious Hutt Cartel and its massive new creatures and weapons of destruction. The Hutt Cartel has emerged from the shadows to challenge the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire for control, unleashing never-before-seen Droids and monstrous battle stations to serve as powerful weapons of destruction. As a player, you will be forced to take a side as you earn new weapons, armor, abilities and more.
To pre-order the new expansion, head over to the announcement page.