E3 2015: SWTOR Knights of Fallen Empire rumors are true

    
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BioWare teased that things would change for Star Wars: The Old Republic on June 15th. And it’s true. The rumors we reported on this weekend are all true. Producer Jeff Hickman stepped onto the E3 stage today to explain that BioWare is going back to its roots and producing a game where the choices that your character makes matter.

And on October 27th, all subscribers to SWTOR will be able to play the new expansion for free. The Knights of the Fallen Empire page on the official website reports that the game will start anew at level 60 with the level cap raised to 65. You will also get the option to create a brand-new character at level 60, starting the story fresh.

The first nine chapters of the new story featuring the latest galactic threat The Emperor of the Eternal Throne will be available on day one with more chapters coming soon after.

The details of the story are sketchy as to how it will connect to the base SWTOR game, but we do know that all the old group content — flashpoints and operations — will be available at the increased level.

Unfortunately, no gameplay was shown during the presentation, only a two-minute-long CGI trailer showing showing a set of twins who appear to be Force users in training. One of the characters we know is named Arcann, and the primary adult figure in the video is Emperor Valkorion.

Below, we have a gallery of images for you peruse as well as the full CGI trailer.

Look for more information later this week with the Hyperspace Beacon and when we interview the crew at BioWare from the E3 show floor.

Update: BioWare has released the full four-minute trailer called simply Sacrifice; we’ve included it too.

Source: IGN and SWTOR.com
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Lord Zorvan
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Lord Zorvan

I love the new payment model.

Once a year, I’ll pay $15 for a month of sub which will then give me access to everything released to that point permanently. $15 a year is awesome! Game last for 10 more years, I’ll have played everything the monthly sub suckers have and only be out $150. Good job, EAware.

JakeDunnegan
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Dookii You’re juxtaposing my words, and I’m finding it hard to even finish reading your reply.  
You’re not helping me with anything except making my eyes cross from reading through your typos.  Better luck next time…

Dookii
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Dookii

JakeDunnegan Dookii Estranged MorpayneRADIO Uhm no.  What you did was “Equating” it to terrorism. But i am glad i helped you leanr what “comparing” means now. What i did was deliver a comparison that shows that this:

“LOL, I never thought I was screwed when I received something for free.”

Is a majorly inccorrect assumption by presenting a “comparitive” situation where he would definitly be screwed by receiving something for free, wich is a simple and realistic fact that you can most definitly be “screwed” by receiving something for free.  It is just a shame that you so suggestively tried to turn it into me “equating” it to terrorisme.

See you soon for your next attempt.

JakeDunnegan
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JakeDunnegan

Dookii JakeDunnegan Estranged MorpayneRADIO Yeah, let me go look up the word “analogy” – “a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification.”
And.. what did I say above? You compared SW:TOR to a terrorist attack.
I am glad I was able to clarify  the meaning of analogy for you.
Come back anytime.

Dookii
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Dookii

JakeDunnegan Dookii Estranged MorpayneRADIO Uhm no, what you just read is what is commonly known as a analogy.

Come back when you learned the meaning.

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JakeDunnegan Midgetsnowman Cyberlight 
I agree, Jake.
It sounds similar to what classic Star Trek has done all these years. Basically, only the things you see on TV or in movies are canonical for the original Trek timeline.

However, non-canonical Trek stuff which proved to be very popular often got introduced or referenced in canonical Trek, thus making it a part of the canon.

It allows the canon to pick and choose the best bits of what’s out there, and include them at will — without having to account for every single detail created by every single creator using the universe.

The new Star Wars films’ possible silence regarding the (very) distant SWTOR era doesn’t mean the SWTOR era doesn’t exist, only that the Star Wars filmic canon hasn’t addressed that era yet.

Cheers,

JakeDunnegan
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JakeDunnegan

Dookii Sutter Cane MorpayneRADIO So SW:TOR is comparable to terrorist attacks by mail. 
Got it.
And, ho-boy, do YOU need to learn some perspective.

JakeDunnegan
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JakeDunnegan

Midgetsnowman Cyberlight The last that I’ve read is that SW:TOR is neither canon nor, NOT canon. As Radfist says below, it was set so far before the events of.. everything else, as to not have an impact, though Abrams and company have the right to use items as they see fit. They could, for example, use Revan in some capacity – even as just a passing mention in a movie or Rebels episode – if they so choose.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the new SW:TOR content – time to release RIGHT before the game being produced BY EA – who has the license to produce Star Wars VIDEO GAMES – is actually to bring it MORE in line with “canon” – and the new content may actually be referenced in the movies.
It doesn’t make any sense for Bioware to purposely go so far afield from what is canon, particularly since EA has doubled down on giving SW:TOR a boost and to retain the SW IP for as long as they can, from all appearances.

JakeDunnegan
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JakeDunnegan

Chuki792 Basically, the level of DIS-information after your posts, Chuki792 is staggering.

Chuki792
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Chuki792

Maybe they’ll use a finished version of the hero engine? We already saw big improvements in the SoR expansion, and we know the Final engine version can do so much more…