The wraps have been torn off the final two character classes in BioWare's MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic. They are the Jedi Consular and Sith Inquisitor.

The classes made their first appearance in German magazine PC Games, as scanned by, translated by an official site forumite, and confirmed by BioWare's Sean Dahlberg.

They're the second Jedi and Sith to be added to The Old Republic's line-up - the Jedi Knight and Sith Warrior have already been revealed - meaning that four of the game's eight classes wield the Force. The others are the Trooper and Smuggler on the Republic side, and the Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent for the Empire.

The Consular and Inquisitor are more focused on long-range combat than the Knight and Warrior, who are essentially melee fighters - although they do wield lightsabers, too. The Consular can heal or do damage, while the Inquisitor is more of a straight damage-dealer with Force lightning powers, and both have crowd-control abilities.

The new classes were shown to press at a recent EA event at which Eurogamer was present. Unlike the magazines, we're still under embargo, but we can reveal that LucasArts described the Consular and Inquisitor as Yoda and Emperor archetypes (as opposed to the Knight's Obi-Wan and Warrior's Darth Vader).

We got an extensive hands-on with the Inquisitor at the event, so look out for our impressions soon.

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