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New York Comic Con 2011: SWTOR – Release date surprise for Europe

We have some fantastic news for those of you in Europe who are planning to pick up the long awaited Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO. The game has just been given a showing at the 2011 Comic Con Expo in New York, and there’s a big surprise in store for you.

During the event in New York, developers Bioware announced that the game will now be releasing on December 20 in Europe, which is two days ahead of the originally planned December 22 launch date. It now means that European consumers will be able to purchase and enjoy the game on the exact same date that Americans get it – so everyone can bask in the beauty of SWTOR together.

We have to say that it is a frustrating experience in that fact that Europeans, UK consumers especially, usually get shunted to the bottom of the list in terms of game releases, so considering the likes of Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim all have global release dates, it’s pleasing to see Bioware and EA give the same treatment to Star Wars: The Old Republic as well.

A new trailer titled Signs of War was also unveiled at the NY Comic Con event, so check it out below if you have yet to see it. We’ve also uploaded some footage of Bioware’s event itself, so if you consider yourself to be a Star Wars fanatic but didn’t have the opportunity to get to New York last week, then don’t miss that video either.

SWTOR is PC only don’t forget, so you’ll have to head out and buy yourself a capable system if you’re still running your PC on old hardware. The upcoming game is surely going to test the capabilities of your current PC rig, on the plus side – you’ll be able to enjoy games like MW3, BF3 and Skyrim in their best form as well.

Are you prioritizing the new Star Wars game ahead of the likes of Skyrim, MF3 and MW3, or is it a game that you will play less you think?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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