Star Wars: The Old Republic Announces Plans For GamesCom 2012

The team from Bioware and Electronic Arts (EA) plans to be in attendance August 16 to 19, to represent Star Wars: The Old Republic (SW:TOR) at the upcoming GamesCom 2012. More than 275,000 people are expected to attend the festivities at the world’s largest gaming trade fair; being held in the lovely old city of Cologne, Germany.

Despite the recent struggles that SW: TOR has encountered, plans are full steam ahead for the MMORPG that allows online gamers to experience all the excitement of the Star Wars universe. Over the last few months, SW: TOR has lost nearly a million subscribers and as a result, the game will be offering a free to play option in the fall of 2012.

Among the many exciting events to be held at the Star Wars booth in Cologne will be:

“Play the New Warzone: Drop by Booth B-082 in Hall 6 on the show floor where you’ll find 32 PC stations dedicated to playing The Old Republic™. Convention participants will be the first to get hands-on with the new ‘Ancient Hypergates’ Warzone. We will give people the chance to play their own character or try the game for the first time by signing up for the Free Trial and playing one of the Origin Worlds. Show up at the right time and you might even get to play the new Warzone against members of the Development team!”

“Pictures and Prizes: As always, you can also take a picture with some of the colorful Star Wars™ characters on hand from the 501st Legion. We’ll also be handing out collectibles and codes for unique in-game items.”

“EA Press Conference: Fans and Press should expect to hear some exciting new details about the future of The Old Republic during the presentation on Tuesday, August 14.”

“Community Meet Greet: If you’re in Cologne, why not come by for drinks and lively conversation with the development team? Apply for an invitation here! The Meet Greet is scheduled for 8pm on Thursday, August 16 at a secret location. We look forward to seeing some of you there, but even if you can’t make the show, we hope you’ll be following closely online to hear about some of the new announcements and reveals we have planned.”

Be sure to visit with the fine folks from Bioware and EA at the Star Wars booth, if you are in attendance at GamesCom 2012, and get a hands on look at whats ahead for fans and players of the action packed MMORPG. We also invite you to come back to regularly, for more information on GamesCom 2012, Star Wars: The Old Republic and all the latest in gaming news.