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Star Wars: The Old Republic Announces Dark vs Light In-Game Event


June 23, 2016 – The battle between the dark side and light side of the Force grows stronger in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Today, BioWare and Lucasfilm reveal details of a new in-game event where players take on exciting challenges in the fight for control of the galaxy. The summer-long event begins June 28 and is open to Star Wars: The Old Republic players* interested in earning legendary rewards and changing the fate of the galaxy:

  • Start a new character, choose a side and join the battle!
  • Earn epic new rewards including the formidable Victor’s Titan Turret Tank, Victorious Pioneer’s Armor Set which gives +50% XP Boost and Force-Bound
  • Dark vs. Light Packs stocked with dark and light side themed items
  • Your choices make the dark or light side grow stronger and determines which Companion reward is unlocked for players who complete the Eternal Level either the merciless Darth Hexid Companion (dark side) or the valiant Master Ranos Companion (light side)

The outcome of everyone’s dark and light side decisions will determine the state of the galaxy as the future of Star Wars: The Old Republic evolves this Autumn. So be sure to check here to see which side is dominating and stay tuned for more details!

There’s never been a better time to jump in and play Star Wars: The Old Republic. From heroic missions that force you, as the Outlander, to make life and death decisions in the latest Knights of the Fallen Empire story expansion, to intense Force battles across the galaxy, now is the time to experience the deep storyline and exciting gameplay that puts you at the center of your own personal Star Wars story.

Choose your path to Legendary now.

Check out the amazing rewards you can earn with your heroic efforts: www.swtor.com/blog .

Join the Dark vs. Light Event: www.swtor.com/dark-vs-light .

Play Knights of the Fallen Empire: www.swtor.com/fallen-empire .

*Some in-game challenges require a paid subscription to access

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Visions in the Dark Release Date

March 18, 2016 – BioWare™ and Lucasfilm today announced details of the next chapter in the episodic adventure, Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Knights of the Fallen Empire.

In Visions in the Dark, releasing April 7, players will venture deep into the savage wilderness of the planet Odessen to face the immortal Emperor Valkorion for the first time since becoming the Outlander. As part of the confrontation, you will uncover dangerous secrets about your destiny that bind you to your dark enemy. For those that can master the challenge, there is a great reward waiting – a powerful new weapon inspired by some of the greatest Force™ users in the galaxy. Meanwhile, your Alliance will risk everything in a life-and-death mission to strike at the very heart of the Eternal Empire – this intense battle offers the chance to shatter Arcann’s forces forever.

Subscribers of Star Wars: The Old Republic can play the Knights of the Fallen Empire story and unravel the truth of their destiny inVisions in the Dark for free* during their subscription period. Players subscribed by April 1 will receive added firepower with the bold new HK-55-inspired Weapon Set that includes in-game items such as HK-55’s Sniper Rifle, Blaster Pistol and Vibrosword.

It’s a great time to jump into Star Wars: The Old Republic to experience the entire Knights of the Fallen Empire story from the beginning of Chapter 1 and continuing your saga as new chapters release monthly. As the Outlander in Knights of the Fallen Empire, players are able to start a new Level 60 character to get right into the game and begin building their Alliance.

To learn more, visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/Fallen-Empire .

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire Disavowed Trailer

February 18, 2016 – BioWareTM and Lucasfilm today announced the release date of the next chapter in the episodic expansion story, Star WarsTM: The Old RepublicTM – Knights of the Fallen Empire. Disavowed follows the Outlander’s story beyond Anarchy in Paradise and re-introduces a familiar face, Major Jorgan, the commander of the elite soldiers of Havoc Squad. Starting March 10, Jorgan joins the Alliance and battles alongside the Outlander in a deadly mission deep behind enemy lines. It’s up to the Outlander to determine how far Jorgan and his soldiers are allowed to go in the war against the Eternal Empire.

Subscribers of Star Wars: The Old Republic can join and play at the center of their own Knights of the Fallen Empire story for free* during their subscription period. Players who subscribe by March 1 will receive 2-Day Early Access to Disavowed and the HK-55-inspired in-game Helmet which gives players a likeness to the iconic Assassin Droid**.

New players can jump right into the Knights of the Fallen Empire story as the Outlander, creating a new Level 60 character. Joining at Level 60 offers an accessible story-driven starting point where players can begin building their Alliance in the action-filled Star Wars™ universe.

During its first 2 months, fans of the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion logged more than 900 million minutes fighting the Eternal Empire and made more than 27 million player-driven Light and Dark side choices that shaped their story. The rich storyline will continue to expand this year with the introduction of intriguing new characters and difficult choices as players lead the fight to save the galaxy.

To learn more, visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/Fallen-Empire.

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire Launch Trailer



AUSTIN, Texas – October 27, 2015 BioWare™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, and Lucasfilm Ltd. have announced the launch of the new Digital Expansion for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™, Knights of the Fallen Empire.  Free* for all subscribers, Knights of the Fallen Empire is a return to a deeper, more personal experience that delivers on the hallmarks of BioWare-style storytelling. Players create their own adventure to new planets in the outer rim of the galaxy, meet companions and recruit them as allies, make choices that have the power to change destiny, and determine the fate of the galaxy. The expansion includes the first nine chapters of an evolving player-driven storyline, with new chapters continuing to release episodically.

This new adventure also offers first-time players an accessible point of entry to the exciting universe of Star Wars: The Old Republic. The digital expansion also includes a free Level 60 character, allowing them to jump straight into the Knights of the Fallen Empire storyline to experience a deep and personal adventure.

The story of Knights of the Fallen Empire focuses on the player, as their character becomes the Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War. As the Outlander, players must confront a powerful new enemy, the immortal Emperor, Valkorion, whose dark destiny is tied to their own.

Knights of the Fallen Empire also offers players an enhanced experience of the first 50 levels of Star Wars: The Old Republic which have been refined to put more focus on a player-driven story arc.  In addition, all of the Flashpoints in the core story now feature a solo mode with level sync, offering players the ability to play these missions on their own as they adapt to the character’s level.  These enhancements make playing the origin stories of the eight different iconic Star Wars character classes including Jedi, Sith, Bounty Hunter, Smuggler and more, a more engaging experience for all players

Starting today, players can join the adventure at www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/play-free. The expansion will be available for free* to all Subscribers of Star Wars: The Old Republic.  For more information, visit: www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/fallen-empire.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a Free-to-Play*, award-winning online multiplayer role-playing game set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars movies. Players team up with friends online to fight in heroic battles between the Republic and Empire, exploring a galaxy of vibrant planets and experiencing visceral Star Wars combat. Now players can experience the complete storylines of the eight iconic Star Wars classes, without having to pay a monthly fee. The first 50 levels of gameplay, including 8 unique class stories, is offered as a Free-to-Play download and complements the existing subscription offering, providing greater flexibility in how to experience Star Wars: The Old Republic.

For more information on the Star Wars: The Old Republic Digital Expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire, please visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/fallen-empire. Visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/play-free to try the game today. Join the conversation by visiting the official Community Blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Twitch and Instagram.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Dragonslayer Multiplayer Expansion Launch Trailer



BioWare and Electronic Arts have released their free Dragonslayer multiplayer expansion as well as The Black Emporium DLC pack for Dragon Age: Inquisition. Also, below the text you will find the trailer for the Dragonslayer multiplayer expansion – enjoy!

  • Dragonslayer Multiplayer Expansion adds thrilling dragon battles into the multiplayer dungeon crawling experience alongside expansive new unique maps and three new playable characters: an Avvar Skywatcher, a Virtuoso whose music is deadly, and Isabela, the Raider Queen of the Eastern Seas.
  • The Black Emporium provides more ways to customize your Inquisition by adding four high-level stores which sell epic weapons, powerful accessories, new crafting materials and schematics and other hard-to-find items. Players can also change their facial appearance with the Mirror of Transformation which will be made accessible through the war table.


Dragon Age: Inquisition Jaws of Hakkon DLC Launch Trailer



EDMONTON, Alberta – March 24, 2015 – BioWare™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, today announced brand-new downloadable content (DLC) that expands the singleplayer experience for Dragon Age™: Inquisition, winner of over 100 Game of the Year awards. Now available for digital download, the Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon DLC adds an exciting new story arc to the campaign and expands on its already vast world with a new region of Thedas to explore. Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon is available first on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC via Origin™ for $14.99.

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon will reveal the fate of the last Inquisitor and the powerful dragon he hunted. The new content expands the land of Thedas with a massive new playable area covered in mountains and lush forests, where danger lurks in the shadowy undergrowth. As players explore the vertical landscape and dense wilderness fighting off vicious enemies, they will collect legendary armor and weapons before unearthing an ancient secret that could destroy the world.

“We are humbled by the game’s reception so far but are not done with the world of Thedas just yet,” said Mike Laidlaw, Creative Director, BioWare. “We hope the new DLC speaks to our dedication of growing Inquisition with meaningful and exciting new content for our fans, new and old.”

Winner of over 160 industry awards, including more than 100 Game of the Year awards globally, Dragon Age: Inquisition is set in an epic, dark fantasy world where players are empowered to shape and drive their experiences. BioWare’s hallmark gameplay narrative will immerse players with engrossing choices that allow them to experience unique moments based on those decisions. Dragon Age: Inquisition is developed on an RPG game engine underpinned by EA’s cutting edge Frostbite™ 3 technology.

Dragon Age: Inquisition is developed at BioWare Edmonton with support from BioWare Montreal and other locations. Dragon Age: Inquisition – Jaws of Hakkon is available now for digital download first on Xbox One and PC via Origin as a timed exclusive. The game has been rated “M” for mature by the ESRB and “18” by PEGI; visit www.esrb.org and www.pegi.info for more information.

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