Darth Revan Gets His Own Star Wars: The Old Republic Expansion

The hero/villain/it's complicated who launched Star Wars' distant past setting in 2003's Knights of the Old Republic gets another shot at the spotlight in Shadow of Revan, a digital expansion for MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, launching in December.

In retrospect, Star Wars: the Old Republic might have done a lot better at launch had it instead been called Star Wars: Hanging With Revan, such is the popularity of the mysterious enemy with a personal twist from BioWare's first foray into the time period. Darth Revan, as he was originally known (now it's simply Revan) was the face of an entire universe for a time, and its nice to see him back in a greater role than dungeon boss.

As teased last month, in the Shadow of Revan expansion, Revan is the boss. His plan to destroy the Empire using robots having failed, he and his Revanite extremists are now gathering an army to take down the Empire and the Republic. You die, the girl dies, everybody dies.

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That seems like something players should stop., but first they'll have to work on their killing people skills, raising their levels from 55 to the new cap of 60, traveling to new planets and taking on new high-end content as they go. Then it's so long, Revan. See you. Wouldn't want to be you. Again.

The Shadow of Revan digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic will launch on December 9. Players can preorder it now for $19.99, with a handful of digital goodies serving as incentive to preorder early and often.

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So they spend a very long time going 'the canon story is that Revan is a good guy' and now they go 'fuck it he wants to kill everything'. Either they've seriously fucked up (which wouldn't be a first for Bioware) or there's going to be an obvious twist where he's possessed or it's a clone etc etc.