BioWare launches Star Wars: The Old Republic in Asia Pacific

BioWare has launched Star Wars: The Old Republic, its first foray into the world of massively multiplayer online games, in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore, adding to the existing millions to players in Europe and North America.

BioWare has launched Star Wars: The Old Republic, its first foray into the world of massively multiplayer online games, in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore, adding to the existing millions to players in Europe and North America.

 
Players in these Asia Pacific zones can avail of new servers located in this region for reduced latency and they will also be able to purchase the game in local shops.
 
BioWare is launching three servers initially for these countries, which will be physically located in Australia. The first, called Dalborra, is for player-versus-environment gameplay (i.e. traditional MMORPG adventuring). The second, called Master Dar'Nala, is for player-versus-player gameplay. The third, called Gav Daragon, is for role-playing player-versus-environment gameplay. More servers will be added over time if demand calls for it.
 
Players from these regions who have already signed up to The Old Republic on US or European servers can avail of a limited-time free migration service to the Asia Pacific servers in late April. BioWare has yet to determine a specific time for these transfers, but will email qualifying players.
 
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The standard edition of the game costs $79.99 AUD, $89.99 NZD, $389.00 HKD, or $64.90 SGD. A Digital Deluxe Edition, which contains several exclusive in-game items, is available from Origin.com for $89.99 AUD, $99.99 NZD, $465.00 HKD, or $76.90 SGD. Both editions come with 30 days of game time.
 
60-day game cards can be bought for $32.99 AUS, $42.99 NZD, $249.00 HKD, or $39.90 SGD. Recurring subscriptions, payable in US dollars, are also available, costing $14.99 for one month, $41.97 for three months, or $77.94 for six months.
 
Players in Asia Pacific who redeem a game card or pay a subscription for the game by 29 April in Hong Kong and Singapore, and 30 April in Australia and New Zealand, will receive the in-game Founder's Medal, which awards a title only available to early players of the game.
 
Check out our review of the game here.