Not SO Far Far Away - A Preview of Star Wars: the Old Republic
The last quarter of every year is typically a gamers bonanza of new releases, expansions and content additions strategically designed to keep the money flowing and interests piqued. This year was no different but the season did start a little earlier than normal and most of the major releases have already come and gone.
LucasArts and BioWare have come to the rescue with a flood of new information about their eagerly anticipated upcoming release Star Wars:The Old Republic. Ten Ton Hammer was fortunate enough to be invited to a press tour that included exciting new information about the final two classes, a guided mini-tour of Lucas Arts HQ, interviews with games producers, and the biggest treat - a hands on play session of an early build of the game itself. Join us this week and we get face to screen with what looks to be the next great MMOG.
To kick off our press event, our host, Adam Kahn, led us into a private screening room where an all-star cast of developers from both LucasArts and BioWare, treated us to a briefing on the state of the game, an early reveal of the final two classes, and some in-game footage on the big screen. Among those present were producer Blaine Christine and lead writer Daniel Erickson from BioWare. Producer Jake Neri, along with assistant producer Tim Timmerman, represented LucasArts.
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