Star Wars: The Old Republic heralds a new era with the new expansion Legacy of the Sith. Bioware and Electronic Arts are celebrating with a new CGI trailer that premiered a few minutes ago. It doesn't matter whether you play SWTOR or not - you shouldn't miss the film snippet.

The Galactic Republic's war with the Sith Empire spreads to new worlds. As dangerous fringe groups rise in the dark corners of the galaxy, Darth Malgus continues to pursue an unknown plan. Unravel these mysteries and more as your choices once again shape the future of the galaxy. This is how Bioware formulates the premise behind Star Wars: The Old Republic - Legacy of the Sith.

Class story and gameplay style separated

The Star Wars: The Old Republic servers are currently offline to prepare for the launch of the new expansion. Players should be allowed to start at 19 p.m. if everything goes according to plan. Among other things, new worlds are then waiting to be discovered in order to unveil the still secret machinations of Darth Malgus in the course of the game.

The developers explain the already well-known underwater world of Manaan: “The Sith Empire has manaan occupied in order to get hold of the Kolto deposits there, as this important drug is urgently needed by all warring factions. With different storylines for the Republic and the Empire, fight your way underwater through different facilities in order to take control of the planet. Completing the Manaan storyline unlocks a new base of operations for your faction.”

Also new is the world of Elom. Bioware states: "The story continues on the planet Elom with the discovery of a ruined Sith stronghold that has strangely been erased from all records. Rumors are circulating that while hunting for ancient relics, Darth Malgus may have found something that could be vital to the future of the Jedi and Sith. This new storyline will be available as a single player experience and a multiplayer Flashpoint.”

The game style will also change a lot with the launch of the expansion: for the first time, the class stories and the gameplay style of the respective classes are decoupled from each other. So players can actually put their stamp on their character a lot more. Sith Inquisitor with two lightsabers? Goes! Heavily armored trooper with a sniper rifle? Yes! Players are now free to choose how to customize their character. This not only improves the atmosphere, but also brings a lot more variety to the now ten-year-old MMORPG, which, however, is currently the only officially supported Star Wars online role-playing game.

Oh, that was something else! The bombastic CGI trailer:

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