Planet Hoth features in SWTOR

Icy wasteland contested by factions.

BioWare has revealed that Hoth, the iconic ice planet of the Star Wars universe, will feature in its MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.

Videogamer has the exclusive info as well as some frosty screens and art.

Hoth, of course, was the setting for the memorable opening scenes of the second Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. Yes, you are that old.

In The Old Republic, the planet is an ungoverned wasteland contested by the Imperial and Republic factions. It's a starship graveyard, littered with wreckage from a major battle in the Great War.

Pirates are attempting to salvage the technology, which includes prototype ships, using an army of droids and mercenaries - but now the Republic and Empire are back to reclaim what's theirs.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is scheduled for a spring 2011 release. Last week we revealed its advanced classes system; you'll find gallons more info at the Old Republic gamepage.

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