In some very exciting news for PC gamers, Star Wars and MMO fans alike, EA and Bioware’s hit online title Star Wars The Old Republic will soon be launching the “weekend test” period on March 15th, which will provide potential soldiers of the Republic or Empire the chance to test out the game for themselves for free. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to adventure around the Star Wars universe and craft out your very own tailor made Star Wars Saga, then this is an opportunity you should jump at. For those of you who are already deeply engrossed with the online experience, then it is an ideal opportunity to get your friends in on the action. After all, the game is more fun when you can play with your mates.
The official press announcement can be found below.
EXPERIENCE THE LATEST ONLINE PHENOMENON FOR FREE WITH THE STAR WARSTM: THE OLD REPUBLICTM WEEKEND PASS
Now, even more gamers can experience the massively multiplayer online game that is taking the world by storm! Starting this Thursday, players around the world will be able to jump in and experience Star WarsTM: The Old RepublicTM in the first Weekend Pass Free* Trial. This limited time opportunity will give individuals who don’t already have a previously-active Star Wars: The Old Republic account a chance to experience the groundbreaking, story-driven MMO from EA, BioWare and LucasArts for up to four days for free, with no payment method required.
Individuals who take part in the Weekend Pass will be able to experience the opening adventures of each of the eight character classes in the game, exploring both their Origin World and may even have the opportunity to visit their faction’s Capital World. Additionally, Weekend Pass players will have the chance to face off against other players in PvP Warzones, or join up with friends and play through a couple of early faction-specific Flashpoints in the game, The Esseles and The Black Talon.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is one of the most critically acclaimed MMOs of all time, having won MSNBC’s “Game of the Year” award, “Editor’s Choice” awards from IGN, PC Gamer and “Best MMO of 2011” awards from Game Informer, Gamespy.com, Massively, Ten Ton Hammer and more. The game is set thousands of years before the classic Star WarsTM movies, with the Galactic Republic and Sith Empire locked in the middle of an epic, galactic war. Players choose one of eight iconic Star Wars character classes, including the Jedi Knight, Jedi Consular, Smuggler, Trooper, Sith Warrior, Sith Inquisitor, Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent, becoming the hero or villain of their own personal Star Wars saga.
The Weekend Pass Free Trial opens Thursday, March 15, 12:01AM CDT and ends on Monday, March 19th at 2:00AM CDT. To learn more, visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/weekendpass. Players can begin registering and creating their accounts on March 15.