SWG Trading Card Game Announces Expansion

Lucas Arts and Sony Online Entertainment announced today the 2nd expansion for the successful online trading card game for Star Wars Galaxies. The expansion, dubbed Galactic Hunters, will be...

Lucas Arts and Sony Online Entertainment announced today the 2nd expansion for the successful online trading card game for Star Wars Galaxies. The expansion, dubbed Galactic Hunters, will be featuring some of the most well known Bounty Hunters amongst the more than 180 cards that will be included with the expansion. Below are some samples of the gorgeous art work that is going into these cards along with details on this exciting new addition to SWG!

San Francisco – February 20, 2009 – LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment announced today that they will release Galactic Hunters this March, the second expansion to their successful Star Wars Galaxies™ Trading Card Game.

Galactic Hunters takes the Star Wars Galaxies™ Trading Card Game in exciting new directions, for the first time giving both light and dark side players the chance to employ some of the most recognizable and legendary bounty hunters in the galaxy. Players can issue bounties on opponents with the all-new "target" keyword ability and reap the rewards of completed bounties with instant, stat-enhancing bonuses.



Galactic Hunters will introduce exciting new cards to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game:



* New Star Wars™ Bounty Hunter Character Cards – Players can add a host of powerful iconic bounty hunters to their virtual decks, including Boba Fett, IG-88, Dengar, Zuckuss, and 4-LOM.

* New Loot Cards – More than 20 new bounty hunter inspired loot cards will be available, including the Armored Bantha Mount, the Zam Wesell Airspeeder and the first ever loot collection reward, the exclusive Merr-Sonn JT-12 jetpack.



In addition, Galactic Hunters will add more than 180 new playable cards, each with original Star Wars®-themed artwork, to the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game.



New gameplay will include:



* Ten scenario bounty hunter-themed quest-arcs split into light and dark side objectives, each with unique epic bounty hunter unit quest rewards

* In addition to "target," new keyword abilities "shield" and "sentry," plus a variety of mid-game bonus kickers



Available to both current and former Star Wars Galaxies subscribers*, the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game provides players an entirely new gameplay experience by combining the challenge of a trading card game with the adventures and community of the massively multiplayer game. Players can build their own virtual decks to fight in the story mode, epic one-on-one matches, cooperative Heroic Encounters, and official tournaments.



In addition, all Star Wars Galaxies subscribers with current, valid, paid accounts in good standing are eligible to automatically receive five digital trading card Booster Packs each month included with their paid Star Wars Galaxies subscription at no additional cost, providing a simple way to quickly and easily build their decks.



More information about the Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game and its second expansion, Galactic Hunters, along with the game's trial can be found at www.StarWarsGalaxies.com/tradingcardgame.


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