Star Wars: The Old Republic Ships on Dec. 20, Subscriptions Detailed

Star Wars: The Old Republic launches on Dec. 20 in North America and Dec. 22 in European territories, Bioware and LucasArts said this morning.

"This is an incredible moment for everyone at BioWare and our partners at LucasArts who have dedicated their lives to build this extraordinary game.," Ray Muzyka said during the 2011 Eurogamer Expo in London today. "We appreciate the patience from the millions of fans who have been waiting for the game's release."

Each copy of the game will come with a 30 day subscription. After that runs out gamers will need to pay ongoing subscription fees to play:

1 Month Subscription: $14.99 (£8.99/€12.99)
3 Month Subscription: $13.99 per month (one-time charge of $41.97/£25.17/€35.97)
6 Month Subscription: $12.99 per month (one-time charge of $77.94/£46.14/€65.94)

Pre-orders are eligible for early game access as well, according to the press release. Pre-order bundles come in three flavors: the $150 Collector's Edition, $80 Digital Deluxe Edition and $60 Standard Edition. Here's the complete break down of each.

Launch Date for STAR WARS: The Old Republic Announced [SWTOR, thanks Katparry]


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