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Star Wars: The Old Republic free this weekend, March 15-19

Posted by: Travis at 3/13/2012 5:00 PM
EABioWare, and LucasArts are inviting all stuck-up, half-witted, and scruffy-looking nerf-herders to experience Star Wars: The Old Republic for free this weekend. Gamers can begin to register for the weekend pass this Thursday, March 15 and continue exploring the galaxy until Monday, March 19. The weekend pass will allow gamers to try out each of the eight character classes throughout their origin world and faction's capital world. In addition, players can battle each other in the PvP Warzones or join together for beginner Flashpoints, including The Esseles and The Black Talon.

The free weekend of Star Wars: The Old Republic is only available to new accounts and does not require any payment method. Visit the weekend pass page for further sign-up details. May the force be strong with you this weekend.


EXPERIENCE THE LATEST ONLINE PHENOMENON FOR FREE WITH THE STAR WARS™: THE OLD REPUBLIC™ WEEKEND PASS

Now, even more gamers can experience the massively multiplayer online game that is taking the world by storm! Starting this Thursday, players around the world will be able to jump in and experience Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ in the first Weekend Pass Free Trial. This limited time opportunity will give individuals who don’t already have a previously-active Star Wars: The Old Republic account a chance to experience the groundbreaking, story-driven MMO from EA, BioWare and LucasArts for up to four days for free, with no payment method required.

Individuals who take part in the Weekend Pass will be able to experience the opening adventures of each of the eight character classes in the game, exploring both their Origin World and may even have the opportunity to visit their faction’s Capital World. Additionally, Weekend Pass players will have the chance to face off against other players in PvP Warzones, or join up with friends and play through a couple of early faction-specific Flashpoints in the game, The Esseles and The Black Talon.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is one of the most critically acclaimed MMOs of all time, having won MSNBC’s “Game of the Year” award, “Editor’s Choice” awards from IGN, PC Gamer and “Best MMO of 2011” awards from Game Informer, Gamespy.com, Massively, Ten Ton Hammer and more. The game is set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars™ movies, with the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire locked in the middle of an epic, galactic war. Players choose one of eight iconic Star Wars character classes, including the Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent, becoming the hero or villain of their own personal Star Wars saga.

The Weekend Pass Free Trial opens Thursday, March 15, 12:01AM CDT and ends on Monday, March 19th at 2:00AM CDT. To learn more, visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/weekendpass. Players can begin registering and creating their accounts on March 15.

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