Monday, April 26, 2010

The Old Republic Update

The Old Republic is looking to be quite an exciting expansion to the Knights of the Old Republic series of video games. There have been multiple updates to the official The Old Republic website that I've not posted about.

New TOR Webcomic: Blood of the Empire is a prequel to The Old Republic's popular online comic series, Threat of Peace. Blood of the Empire will, like its predecessor, lead up to the events of The Old Republic.

New Planets: Three more planets have been revealed as playable locations for TOR. The first planet, Voss, is new to Star Wars lore. According to, Voss is a world populated by a species sharing its name with the planet and the Gormak, a race know for their incredible technology.

Taris, one of the main locales of the original Knights of the Old Republic video game will once again be visitable, though now it will be visualized as a planet of ruins. For anyone unfamiliar with the plot of the first game, Taris once featured a marvelous cityscape, which was later destroyed by the reigning Sith Lord Darth Malak.

The third planet revealed was Belsavis, another locale from previous Expanded Universe material, Children of the Jedi to be precise. Belsavis is to appear as a frigid planet covered in ice in TOR.

Holonet Updates: The Galactic Time line section of The Old Republic website is a wonderful way to reveal the backstory for the upcoming game. Its entries are a mix of narration in the form of a Jedi historian, and conceptual art for the game which has been transformed into moving works of art. If you've yet to see these videos, I highly recommend traveling to to check them out.

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