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It's (finally) official: Star Wars The Old Republic MMO revealed

It's been one of the worst kept secrets in the game industry but its finally out there. BioWare, now owned by Electronic Arts, is working with LucasArts on a new massively multiplayer game based on BioWare's development of the Knights of the Old Republic timeline of Star Wars. The game, titled Star Wars: The Old Republic, already has a web site with screenshots, concept art and info about the game which is see 3,500 years before the film series and about 300 years after the events of Knights of the Old Republic II.

In the game's official FAQ, it states, "Star Wars: The Old Republic will be similar to other MMOs but with several key innovations. Traditionally MMOs are built on three pillars; Exploration, Combat, and Progression. We at BioWare and LucasArts believe there is a fourth pillar: Story. Our mission is to create the best story-driven games in the world. We believe that the compelling, interactive storylines in Star Wars: The Old Republic are a significant innovation to MMOs and will offer an entertainment experience unlike any other." And yes you can play as both a Light and Dark side Jedi:

Stay tuned as Big Download has a representative at the big press event going on right now where more info about the game is being revealed. In the meantime you can check out this live blog from the event over at our sister site Joystiq No release date has been announced.

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