Star Wars: The Old Republic release date revealed

At long last, Bioware and LucasArts confirm when the massive SW: TOR game will come out.

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Bioware and LucasArts have confirmed the official release date for the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Old Republic video game.

The Star Wars MMORPG will be available on December 20 in North America and on December 22 in Europe. After months of speculation, BioWare co-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk confirmed the release date at the Eurogamer Expo in London.

"This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at LucasArts who have dedicated their lives to build this extraordinary game," said Dr. Muzyka. "We appreciate the patience from the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game's release."

Subscription fees are standard for a game of this type, starting at $14.99 (€12.99) for one month. Three month plans for $13.99 per month (total $41.97/€35.97), or six month subscriptions for $12.99 per month (total $77.94/€65.94). Bioware gives gamers 30 days of subscription time free with each purchase of the game.

Those who pre-ordered SW: TOR will obtain early game access, which could be up to five days before the official launch date.

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