[ Gravity ] : Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ expands its horizons! New regions added for Asia Pacific!

Bioware and LucasArts has announced that Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will finally launch officially in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore on March 1st 2012!

Fans of the said region who are currently playing the game will be allowed to migrate their characters/accounts to their respective jurisdiction for a set time only. Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will be available in both Standard and Digital Deluxe.

Standard Edition:

  • $79.99 AUD
  • $89.99 NZD
  • $389.00 HKD
  • $64.00 SGD

Digital Deluxe Edition:

  • $89.99 AUD
  • $99.99 NZD
  • $465.00 HKD
  • $76.90 SGD

30 Days of Game Time is included in both versions of the game. Once the 30-Day period expires, players who wish to continue playing may pay the rates as follows:

60-Day Prepaid Card

  • $32.99 AUS
  • $42.99 NZD
  • $249.00 HKD
  • $39.90 SGD

For those who wish not to be bothered by putting in prepaid codes. Here’s another way for you to avail the subscription of the game.

  • 1 Month Subscription (automatically billed every 30 days): $14.99 USD per month
  • 3 Month Subscription (automatically billed every 90 days): $13.99 USD per month (one-time charge of $41.97 USD)
  • 6 Month Subscription (automatically billed every 180 days): $12.99 USD per month (one-time charge of $77.94 USD)

In the press release announcing the Asia Pacific launch date, General Manager of the BioWare Label’s MMO Business Unit and Co-Founder of BioWare Dr. Greg Zeschuk expressed appreciation for the patience of fans in the region:

” Our biggest priority for The Old Republic has always been to deliver a high quality product and high quality service and we are pleased with our results in North America and Europe. We appreciate that our fans in these countries have been patient and we are excited to deliver this same great customer experience to players this March. “

This should lessen the lag that is polluting the servers every now and then. Question however is that, how many players would shift their account to their respective servers.

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