If you have trouble remembering which planet Alderaan is I'll give you a hint: the planet that was destroyed by the Death Star that made Princess Leia so upset. Obviously, that's only one of the many facets about the planet. There are a lot of people looking forward to Bioware's Star Wars: The Old Republic
MMO and surely most of them need no introduction to this planet.
I grabbed a few of the screen shots that were posted on the official website. Head over there
to read more about the planet's history and a little of what players will be able to expect when they visit it in Star Wars: The Old Republic
[Originally posted here on SW: The Old Republic's web site]
Ever wonder what happened on Alderaan before the Death Star reduced it to an asteroid field? Now you can see it for yourself! We are excited to announce Alderaan – a planet famed for its natural beauty – as the next playable planet in The Old Republic™! For thousands of years this planet has been a shining example of peace and diplomacy, but now a bloody civil war threatens the legacy, and the very future of Alderaan.
Access the HoloNet records to research the history of Alderaan, and find out about the civil war consuming the planet!
Be sure to check out the Media Section for never-before-seen screenshots, concept art, and wallpapers of this beautiful planet of snow-capped mountains and lush green forests!