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Galaxies gets tenth planet

How about a release date? Oh, a Jedi craves not these things?

Hold the phone, put down the cat, stop piling china precariously on the sideboard and get a load of this: Dantooine will be the tenth planetary environment in Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, LucasArts' MMORPG set (and apparently developed) in a galaxy far, far away. The other nine include Tatooine, Naboo and Yavin 4. Any other queries are best directed at this exhaustive FAQ.

Dantooine, as any Dantari-fearing biped can tell you, was once home to the Rebel Alliance and a noted Jedi training centre. Currently home to a fairly chunky imperial occupation force, and a small band of smugglers, Dantooine will offer a vast expanse of terrain to explore and the usual array of stunning vistas and colourful wildlife.

Galaxies' producer Haden Blackman commented: "Fans of the films will remember Princess Leia's Dantooine reference from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, though more important is our ability to leverage the world's rich history and striking landscape. As one of several 'adventure planets,' players will travel to Dantooine for the opportunity to engage in epic battles, uncover new storylines, and discover new sites."

Star Wars Galaxies continues to grow in popularity, surpassing another internal milestone at the beginning of April, and we're told that the fan community for the unreleased game has grown to 475,000 registered members. A new release date for the game will be announced in the coming weeks.

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