BioWare has revealed the latest playable planet for their eagerly anticipated massively-multiplayer roleplaying game Star Wars: The Old Republic - Nal Hutta, home of the slug-like ancestors of Jabba the Hutt.

Of course the original Hutt home world was Varl, but when the slimy Hutts killed that planet with pollution they moved in on the planet of the primitive Evocii, effectively mortgaging the entire planet after spending centuries building up the inhabitants' debt. The planet's full name is Nal Hutta, which translates into "Glorious Jewel" in the Hutta language, though it's quite obvious from these screenshots and bits of concept art that the Hutt notion of glorious isn't exactly the same as yours and mine.


BioWare continues to impress me with their attention to detail in The Old Republic, giving Hutta exactly the sort of greasy, stinking look you'd expect from a planet dominated by glorified slugs.