Alderaan Makes Its Explosive Debut In The Old Republic

BioWare has announced the latest playable planet for Star Wars: The Old Republic, Alderaan - an lovely place to hide your bastard children from their corrupted, guilt-crazed fathers.

The planet of Alderaan wasn't always a smoldering cloud of debris. No, back in the day it was a lovely, peaceful planet - perhaps the closest thing in the galaxy to a Utopian society. Then the Great War occurred, and the Sith tried to invade, and while the Republic handed the Empire their asses, the face of Alderaan changed forever. The peaceful rulers began to support talk of war; the crown prince was assassinated for storming out of the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant; and now everything is up in the air.

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It looks like Alderaan will be a contested planet in the massively multiplayer online game, with players on both sides fighting against each other for a planet that will one day be used as Death Star target practice.

Holonet - Alderaan [Star Wars: The Old Republic]

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I never wanted to play WoW, had alot of friends grab Warhammer Online, a few others pick up Aion. I never was interested, but I am looking forward to this game to see how it turns out. I dont know if its because I loved the KOTOR series or because its Bioware. Its probably not a day one purchase, but its something I will eventually grab.

Screenshots look amazing...hopefully it looks like that in game, and not just super duper hi res shots taken to make the game look good when its not.

Has anyone gotten on the Beta for it? I couldve been if I had the time to check it out. But damnit, I hate it when life gets in the way of my gaming!