What would you do if you were just walking along minding your own business and all of a sudden found yourself surrounded on all sides by lightsaber wielding Jedi and Sith? That’s what happened to people strolling through New York’s Times Square during the Star Wars: The Old Republic launch event. Coming seemingly out of nowhere, Jedi and Sith surrounded the crowd and locked in frozen combat. A number of the crowd soon joined in with their own lightsabers. Scenes from the event were recorded and can be seen on the video below.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016

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