Get in line now! On-line, anyway!
“Everyone who doesn’t hate Star Wars, and I assume that’s still most of you, BioWare just snipped the inaugural tape off its pre-order page for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Get thee over there now, especially if you want to grab one of the special editions, or lock down a code that’ll give you ‘early game access’ and ‘exclusive in-game content.’
The $150 ‘collector’s edition’ looks pretty loaded: a statute, collectible metal cases for the game discs, an annotated journal, a map of The Old Republic’s galaxy, a ‘custom security authentication key,’ the game’s soundtrack, and all of that tucked inside a ‘high-quality collector’s edition’ box. Grab this and you’ll also get 30 days of game time, and these online goodies: a flare gun, training droid, holodancer, holocam, game vehicle, a mouse droid, and special in-game vendor with ‘unique’ items.
The $80 ‘digital deluxe edition’ strips the collector’s edition of its physical goodies but keeps the 30 days of game time and narrows the online items to these five: the flare gun, training droid, holodancer, holocam, and game vehicle.
And last but not least, the surprisingly high-priced $60 ‘standard edition’ is just what you’d expect it to be: the game discs stuffed inside your average game box.
All pre-orders are eligible for an ‘early game access’ code, but BioWare cautions that ‘Pre-order quantities are limited and will be processed in the order they are received.'”