Star Wars: The Old Republic launches in Eastern Europe and Middle East

Electronic Arts and BioWare have launched Star Wars: The Old Republic in nearly 40 new countries, including Eastern Europe and the Middle East, marking the latest in a series of expansions for the four-month old MMO.

Electronic Arts and BioWare have launched Star Wars: The Old Republic in nearly 40 new countries, including Eastern Europe and the Middle East, marking the latest in a series of expansions for the four-month old MMO.

 
The game previously launched in late December in North America and select European countries, but gamers in many of the remaining European countries will now be able to buy the game online or in brick-and-mortar stores.
 
Boxed copies of the game will be available in Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Iceland, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey.
 
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The game can also be purchased online and several countries can only get it through Origin, such as Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, and Ukraine.
 
The Middle East is also a major area of expansion, with boxed copies available in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirtates and Yemen. Algeria and Tunisia can get the game through Origin.
 
The game previously expanded to the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore, in March, with several new servers added to cope with demand.
 
The Standard Edition of the game retails for €54.99/$59.99USD/1200RUB, while the Digital Deluxe Edition retails for €74.99/$79.99USD/1599RUB. Both versions come with 30 days of game time, after which gamers are required to pay a monthly subscription, with prices ranging from €12.99/$14.99USD/549RUB for one month to €65.94/$77.94USD/2799RUB for six months.
 
There will not be any new servers or languages added. Players from the new regions are being encouraged to join European servers.